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The late computer science pioneer and ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Marvin Minsky left behind a wealth of ideas.
Researchers say they have developed a new way of modeling robot collaboration.
Apple has been served with a court order at the FBI's request, demanding that it assist the government agency with unlocking an iPhone 5C that was used by Syed Rizwan Farook. Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, killed 14 and…
Eccentric 'cybersecurity legend' John McAfee is on a mission to save America. How so? By cracking the code on that San Bernardino iPhone that's causing such a ruckus.
In 2012 the world learned of a surprising research project inside Google's secretive X lab.
On 11 February, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave observatory, or LIGO, announced it had spotted gravitational waves, the stretching and squeezing of space-time created by the movement of massive objects.
The discovery of yet another period of interbreeding between early humans and Neanderthals is adding to the growing sense that sexual encounters among different ancient human species were commonplace throughout their history.
The Open Compute Project recently announced the Telco Project, which is focused on data center technologies for telecommunications companies.
Disney researchers say they have developed a method to help computer-vision systems avoid the confusion associated with changes in perspective.
University of Nevada-Las Vegas professor Andreas Stefik spent 10 years developing Quorum, a programming language designed for visually impaired people.
Researchers have developed a quantum computer design featuring an array of superconducting islands on top of a topological insulator.
Global programmatic advertising is projected to account for 60% of all digital display ads this year.
Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday evening said the US government's legal position on encryption backdoors was setting "a dangerous precedent."
The trickle of discoveries has become a torrent.
Peter Hogan was surprised at how heavy the sextant felt in his hand when he squinted through its eyeglass this week, the first time he had ever held one.
A U.S. magistrate judge has ordered Apple to help the FBI break into a work-issued iPhone used by a gunman in the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.
Several research teams around the world are investigating optical technologies that have the potential to make networks--and the Internet--faster and more efficient.
In the future, Valentine's Day for some could involve a romantic dinner with a robot, speculate Queensland University of Technology researchers.
Art created by machines raises unanswered questions about its potential and whether it can truly be defined as creative or imaginative.
Researchers in India and Australia recently published a paper outlining 10 years of research efforts from groups interested in detecting sarcasm in online sources.
An analysis of millions of GitHub pull requests found women's contributions were accepted more frequently than men's, but only if they had gender-neutral profiles.
ScaAnalyzer is a new tool that can find elusive bugs in software and enable computers to run faster and more efficiently.
Apple said on Wednesday that it would oppose and challenge a federal court order to help the F.B.I. unlock an iPhone used by one of the two attackers who killed 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif., in December.
Exactly 15 months after it completed a seemingly impossible journey to land on the surface of a comet, the Philae lander now faces "eternal hibernation," as officials at the European Space Agency say the craft doesn't get enough…
When computers speak, how human should they sound?
In 2012, IBM Watson went to medical school. So said The New York Times, announcing that the tech giant’s artificially intelligent question-and-answer machine had begun a "stint as a medical student" at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner…
Researchers have developed software that enables drones to autonomously detect and follow forest paths.
University of Alberta researchers say they have developed a transistor that could lead to flexible electronic devices with wide-ranging applications.
University College London researchers have developed a virtual-reality system they say could help reduce the symptoms of depression.
The semiconductor industry will soon abandon its pursuit of Moore's law. Now things could get a lot more interesting.