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Researchers are pursuing new ways of making chips, as it grows increasingly difficult to fit more transistors onto a silicon wafer.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor Selmer Bringsjord says understanding morality is increasingly important as robots become smarter and more autonomous.
Researchers found that positive Facebook posts encouraged positive posts and negative posts produced negative ones.
The new Omlet social network allows users complete control over their personal data.
Nearly 200 attendees from both computer science and learning science met to exchange research on MOOCs at the first annual ACM Learning@Scale Conference in Atlanta.
How life arose from the toxic and inhospitable environment of our planet billions of years ago remains a deep mystery.
Last week, NASA announced one of its most exciting missions in recent memory: a plan to visit Europa, one of Jupiter's largest moons.
Over the past 50 years, several SETI projects have scoured the cosmos but have yet to turn up anything conclusive. What do you make of this cosmic radio-silence?
Researchers are developing spring-loaded muscles for the Roboy robot.
Women represent a small fraction of those in science, technology, engineering, and math, and minority women even less, a National Science Foundation study finds.
Researchers are developing a disease diagnostic system that offers results that could be read using a smartphone and an inexpensive lens attachment.
Privada is a new a cryptographic method that makes it possible to simultaneously collect data and protect the privacy of the user.
The National Security Agency's mass surveillance of telephone metadata could yield detailed information about the private lives of individuals far beyond what the federal government claims, according to new Stanford research.
Soft robots—which don’t just have soft exteriors but are also powered by fluid flowing through flexible channels—have become a sufficiently popular research topic that they now have their own journal, Soft Robotics.
Web and app designers need to be mindful of the changing capabilities of aging users.
Aviation experts have cited multiple possible reasons for the problems in the multi-country effort to locate the Malaysia Airlines jetliner that dropped off the grid over the South China Sea four days ago.
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said a large-scale cyberattack against U.S. infrastructure is "the most serious threat in the 21st century."
Tim Webber is a visual effects supervisor who has worked on an array of critically acclaimed blockbusters.
Scientists are advancing new wireless methods of harvesting power from the environment, people, and devices themselves.
New information about the brain could help those developing therapies to treat conditions such as stroke, schizophrenia, spinal cord injury, or Alzheimer's disease.
The Pew Research Center has released responses from science and technology experts about what the future Internet might look like.
The European Commission has created a new campaign to attract women to the information and communications technology sector.
The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory is working to improve the image of computer science by training the next generation of STEM workers.
While you are in space, could you keep a diary?
After searching hundreds of millions of objects across our sky, NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has turned up no evidence of the hypothesized celestial body in our solar system commonly dubbed "Planet X."
‘Tensegrity’ provides an alternative to lots of rugged equipment.
The tense on-the-ground standoff in Ukraine has already tipped into open hostilities online, with hackers targeting members of parliament and state agencies.
Most magnets shrug off tiny temperature tweaks.
The Linux Foundation plans to offer a Linux development course on edX, the massive open online course platform developed by MIT and Harvard University.
Stanford's Folding@home project has simulated Src Kinase, which plays an important role in many cancers.