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The Legal Language Interoperability Services project is focused on improving terminological databases, with an emphasis on legal and administrative terminology.
A new online program can determine the age and gender of Twitter users, based on the content they post.
The BRIDGE project aims to improve emergency response collaboration during disasters, and is examining how technology can help to enhance response strategies.
Robots began replacing human brawn long ago—now they're poised to replace human brains.
The company revealed some new search tools on Wednesday at I/O, its annual developers conference.
A new rifle goes on sale on Wednesday, and it's not like any other. It uses lasers and computers to make shooters very accurate.
Researchers say a prototype boson-sampling photonic computer they developed is a new and highly efficient model of a quantum computer.
Researchers have developed a technique which they say provides robots with accurate, real-time, 3D positions in both indoor and outdoor environments.
Google's Go open source programming language recently was updated to version 1.1, providing developers with new capabilities and performance improvements.
Researchers say they have established several important design principles to consider when developing a potential high-density magnetic recording system.
"Kepler was my North, my South, my East and West, my working week, no weekend rest, my noon, my midnight, my talks, my song; I thought Kepler would last forever: I was wrong."
Smarter cars and smarter roads are paving the way to smoother, safer traffic
During its Keynote today, Google announced new features coming to its flagship search function—you know, that thing we all started using Google for. VP Amit Singhal spent some time discussing what Google's search functionality…
Gregory Nagy, a professor of classical Greek literature at Harvard, is a gentle academic of the sort who, asked about the future, will begin speaking of Homer and the battles of the distant past.
The report, published in the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) journal, claims the Stuxnet worm exposed vulnerabilities in Iranian enrichment facilities that would otherwise have gone unnoticed, and that production actually…
Jason Mars is a rarity. He's an outsider with regular access to Google's data centers.
The iPlant Collaborative, which helps biologists leverage data sets and computational techniques, now serves the animal agricultural community with iAnimal.
Researchers have found a way to eliminate personally identifiable information in cellphone data, which could improve data mining by removing privacy concerns.
Google processes about 100 billion search requests a month, and about 15 percent of them take longer to process because the request is totally new to it.
Digital converters are reducing the risk of choosing formats that become obsolete.
Two new initiatives aim to make the process of developing secure software more attainable to smaller software makers.
Researchers are giving Internet Protocol addresses to all vehicles, allowing them to be instantly identifiable to nearby cars on the same network.
Given that Bitcoin first broke into mainstream attention when Gawker explained how to use it to buy drugs, perhaps the surprise is that it took federal regulators this long to take action against it.
Science fiction is quickly taking a back seat to science fact. Just look at a new report by the country's leading roboticists.
Oh, IKEA. Your modern and affordable Scandinavian-inspired furniture is full of such promise.
For the past few years, Sundar Pichai has been part of a tag-team routine staged at Google's annual I/O developer conference.
An Iowa State University professor questions whether society is ready for advanced facial-recognition technology.
Researchers have confirmed the presence of a magnetic field generated by electrons, a finding they say expands the potential to harness the "spin" of electrons.
A new portable device can produce ultra-cold atoms for quantum technology and quantum information processing.
A whisper-thin new pressure sensor could be a step toward creating artificial skin that is able to actually feel.