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Major League Baseball is not inclined to tinker much with America's pastime, aside from the occasional tweak to the number of teams in the playoffs.
Enigma machines have captivated everyone from legendary code breaker Alan Turing and the dedicated cryptographers from England's Bletchley Park to historians and collectors the world over.
Before ancient DNA exposed the sexual proclivities of Neanderthals or the ancestry of the first Americans, there was the quagga.
Dell Research is conducting experiments to detect a person's mood, for use in computers involved with education and communications.
The Wild Dolphin Project is developing algorithms to analyze animal sounds to determine if information is transmitted, in an attempt to understand animal behavior.
Cybersecurity experts doubt U.S. President Barack Obama's assurance the U.S. National Security Agency is not spying on ordinary Americans' communications.
University of Pennsylvania researchers are developing "automated program synthesis tools" that check whether human-supplied code operates correctly.
In a new system, a curved camera lens is replaced with a tiny sensor that uses a spiral shape to map light and a computer determines the resulting image.
In a Linux Foundation survey of 700 business managers and software developers, 91 percent said collaborative software development is important to their business.
A researcher contends Twitter and other social media can complement other data sources for public health officials to identify at-risk communities.
If you write a book or a song, you can get copyright protection for it. If you invent a pill or a better mousetrap, you can patent it.
In May, 1997, I.B.M.'s Deep Blue supercomputer prevailed over Garry Kasparov in a series of six chess games, becoming the first computer to defeat a world-champion chess player.
The Philae lander, which Europe hopes to put on the surface of a comet later this year, has been re-activated after three years in deep-space hibernation.
The frantic hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been, in one way, a nearly miraculous display of international collaboration: 26 nations, many of them rivals, have opened up their territorial waters and airspace or have…
One of the key points in the "fact sheet" that the White House published today about its plan to end the NSA's bulk collection of phone record data is that while the NSA will no longer have possession of phone data, it will still…
Apple says it wants to boost the ethnic diversity of the emoji used in text-messaging apps.
Five information technology and equipment firms launched the Industrial Internet Consortium Thursday to guide standards for the Internet of Things.
Although the bulk of content on Facebook is shared only a few times, some can be reshared millions of times.
Koe is a role-playing game that teaches users the Japanese language within the context of entertaining game play.
Victor is a Scrabble-playing social robot designed to help scientists better understand what it takes to get people to enjoy interacting with a robot.
British mathematician Alan Turing is perhaps best known for the Turing test, which determines if a computer can be considered intelligent based on whether it can pass for a human in conversation.
Attention: Internet of Things. For better or worse, big boys are in the room.
The saga of MH370, the Malaysian Airlines flight missing for more than two weeks, seems to be entering its final chapter.
Justice Antonin Scalia signaled during a law school talk on March 21 that the Supreme Court is very much aware that legal challenges to the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance programs are headed toward the high…
Researchers have developed a system that enables scientists to better simulate and analyze the chemical reactions of early Earth on the surface of real rocks.
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne researchers have developed an application that automatically secures shared information on a mobile phone.
Security researchers have uncovered a new class of vulnerabilities in the Android operating system.
A new system makes it possible to scan Internet traffic for illegal photographs without infringing on users' privacy rights.
A Bachelor of Science from Harvey Mudd College, the small California science and engineering school, is the most valuable college degree in America.
The founding director of the Center for Music Technology at Georgia Tech is exploring how creative robots can be.