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For the first time, images from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft are revealing bright and dark regions on the surface of faraway Pluto—the primary target of the New Horizons close flyby in mid-July.
There are plenty of ways to get directions in the car, but most have one big shortcoming.
The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has reaffirmed its ban on research that involves gene editing of human embryos. In a statement released on 29 April, NIH director Francis Collins spelled out the agency's long-standing…
Researchers at the Simons Center for Data Analysis have established how genes work together within 144 different human tissues and cell types.
The Hack4Congress D.C. brought together technology enthusiasts and non-technology hobbyists to work on projects intended to make the U.S. Congress more efficient.
Researchers found keeping teens safe on the Internet can be achieved by boosting their ability to cope with online risks, rather than trying to stop them from going online.
A smart grocery cart was the winning product concept in the inaugural Smartphone Encore Challenge.
A bit over 3,900 days ago, NASA sent a probe on a meandering course through the inner Solar System.
Microsoft demonstrated how far its augmented-reality HoloLens wonderland project has come.
Researchers at IBM have stitched together a prototype circuit that could become the basis of quantum computers a decade hence.
Researchers at MIT CSAIL have developed a prototype system called Murmur that they hope will improve the experience of using email mailing lists by incorporating popular social media features such as upvoting, following, and…
At first glance, there is not the slightest doubt: to us, the universe looks three dimensional. But one of the most fruitful theories of theoretical physics in the last two decades is challenging this assumption.
A group of volunteer "digital humanitarians" is using an experimental Web platform to crowdsource rumor verification following the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal.
An increasing number of educators and activists are pushing to make programming a part of all children's basic education.
The CALIBRA project team has developed new solutions for ionospheric disturbance, which can affect the positioning of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS).
Researchers have turned to network operating technologies to locate and send alerts to elderly people with mild cognitive impairment during episodes of disorientation.
Researchers have developed a three-dimensional capture camera they say is inexpensive, produces high-quality images, and works in all environments.
A new report from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is faulting the U.S. government for failing to maintain its investments in basic scientific research.
According to law enforcement and intelligence agencies, encryption should come with a backdoor.
Before you read this story, try to answer the following question: Who was the first person to text you today?
On 30 April, after more than four years in orbit around Mercury, NASA's MESSENGER probe will plunge to its doom.
A note of caution to anyone who works on the security team of a major automobile manufacturer: Don't plan your summer vacation just yet.
University of Washington in Seattle researchers are studying the issues associated with the communications technology involved in telesurgery.
Researchers are studying a class of materials capable of switching from an insulating state to a conductive, metallic one.
Iowa State University researchers are working to better understand internal cybersecurity threats by measuring brain activity.
What happens when you make a low-level flyby of a cometary nucleus?
In 2012, Pennsylvania native Jan Scheuermann ate the most satisfying bite of chocolate of her life.
How far is too far when it comes to pushing the boundaries of virtual reality?
"This is a really new birthplace of stars," Jennifer Wiseman, senior project scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope, said of the new image, which shows a cluster of 3,000 stars known as Westerlund 2 in the constellation Carina…
Graphene is at the center of a new technique for creating three-dimensional (3D) holographic displays featured in films such as "Star Wars" and "Avatar."