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University of Southampton professor Nigel Shadbolt thinks automatic real-time machine translation could be possible within 25 years.
An algorithm developed by IBM researchers exploits anyone's last 200 Twitter postings to reveal their home city location with nearly 70-percent accuracy.
The DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals 2014 has announced Google’s SCHAFT robot will compete in the self-funded track.
Participants and organizers of the recent CanSecWest security conference's Pwn2Own hacking contest say popular software is increasingly more secure.
A spacecraft that looks like a giant sunflower might one day be used to acquire images of Earth-like rocky planets around nearby stars.
Microsoft has lost customers, including the government of Brazil.
When people in the chip industry talk about the thermal problems in computer processors, they get dramatic.
Last Thursday, the underground classroom at the National Museum of Mathematics in New York was filled to capacity for a college professor's PowerPoint-aided lecture.
The U.K. government will provide 42 million UK pounds ($70 million US) to fund a research center that will carry the name of computer pioneer Alan Turing.
U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration researchers have developed Valkyrie, a humanoid robot that will one day explore and study Mars.
A new kind of laser holds the potential to quadruple bandwidth on the fastest fiber-optic networks.
Researchers are developing a deep-learning method to enable smartphones and other mobile devices to understand and identify objects in a camera's field of view.
Computational social scientists have studied the Facebook interactions of more than 1 million people to examine the spread of misinformation on the Internet.
It takes more than a little tradecraft to spin off a startup from the National Security Agency.
Facebook engineers Bryan O'Sullivan, Julien Verlaguet, and Alok Menghrajani spent the last few years building a programming language unlike any other.
Range Networks is working on an open source project that aims to shift mobile network creation from proprietary hardware to inexpensive commodity hardware.
University of Missouri researchers have developed computer-based methods for simulating building explosions.
The development of an ultra-fast and ultra-small optical switch could lead to the proliferation of electronic devices that detect and control light.
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory researchers are analyzing data using a tool that can produce high-quality images of important proteins using fewer samples.
Caltech Professor of Physics Jamie Bock and his collaborators announced on March 17, 2014 that they have successfully measured a B-mode polarization signal in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) using the BICEP2 telescope at…
China's Moon rover Yutu, or "Jade Rabbit," has stopped hopping. But its ears are still twitching—and communicating with Earth.
Virtual reality has never quite materialized for most consumers.
Announcements herald greater focus on vehicle-based communication.
In Silicon Valley, Moore's law seems to stand on equal footing with the natural laws codified by Isaac Newton.
It's the latest mystery in the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Was a key communications system on board the plane disabled before or after the co-pilot calmly bid air traffic controllers goodnight?
NASA's Seasat satellite became history long ago, but it left a legacy of images of Earth's ocean, volcanoes, forests and other features that were made by the first synthetic aperture radar ever mounted on a satellite.
The White House has announced its Climate Data Initiative, through which it will partner with organizations to create tools to help communities adapt to climate change.
Researchers have found that creating a graphene-copper-graphene sandwich strongly enhances the heat conducting properties of copper.
Science and technology graduates increasingly are pursuing a hybrid professional science master's degree to broaden their career opportunities.
As the search continues for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, crowdsourcing has emerged as a way to allow the public to help scan satellite imagery to find the missing jetliner.