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Scientists in the Netherlands have moved a step closer to overriding one of Albert Einstein's most famous objections to the implications of quantum mechanics, which he described as "spooky action at a distance."
Some of the largest U.S. companies are looking to hire cybersecurity experts in newly elevated positions and bring technologists on to their boards, a sign that corporate America is increasingly worried about hacking threats.
MI6 called it Station X.
Planning the menu for a dinner party in a tiny apartment can be far easier than making sure guests have a place to sit: Many apartment dwellers simply don’t have the luxury of a full dining set and a comfy couch for movie nights…
A specialist mobile robot named Linda will interact with the public at the Natural History Museum in London during Universities Week 2014.
Sandia National Laboratories computer scientists are exploring ways next-generation computers can make performance gains while reducing energy consumption.
Japanese researchers have proposed an approach to quantum cryptography they say could work with commercially available equipment.
A study and data set from Brown University on computer science faculty at the 50 top U.S. schools yielded interesting findings.
The informal, crowd-funded OpenWorm project aims to develop the world's first simulated organism, a worm known as Caenorhabditis elegans.
In academia, where brand reputation is everything, one university holds an especially enviable place these days when it comes to attracting students and money.
Are you a financially strapped working mother who smokes?
The average computer user with an Internet connection has access to an amazing wealth of information. But there's also an entire world that's invisible to your standard Web browser.
Six years ago, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) decided that they had a new dream. The agency wanted a system that would overlay digital tactical information right over the top of the physical world.
Google's Project Tango prototype Android smartphone could make it easier, faster, and less expensive to scan and map the world in 3D.
New speech-to-speech translation technology from Microsoft becomes better at learning a language as it learns additional languages.
Estonians are very early adopters of information and communications technology (ICT) in domains across their society: from e-Banking and e-Health to e-Police and e-Voting. They show no fear the state as 'Big Brother;' rather,…
The director of the biophysics program at Stanford University says cloud computing and supercomputing technologies are bothnecessary for many fields of study.
Researchers say they have developed technology that improves write speeds on solid-state drives by 300 percent using a firmware patch.
Robots excel at the tedious, repetitive tasks that bore humans into ineffectiveness.
As Memorial Day reminds us every year, war doesn't go away.
Pilots of the future could be able to control their aircraft by merely thinking commands.
Scientists working with data from NASA's Cassini mission have developed a new way to understand the atmospheres of exoplanets by using Saturn's smog-enshrouded moon Titan as a stand-in.
"In the early morning hours of June 1, 2009, Air France Flight AF 447, with 228 passengers and crew aboard, disappeared during stormy weather over the Atlantic while on a ﬂight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris."
Girls and women in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields will be a special focus of the annual White House science fair May 27.
Bangor University School of Computer Science researchers are using supercomputers to run programs that can predict how people will react in a disaster.
Google has released a new Web-based integrated development environment that enables users to experiment with quantum algorithms.
Researchers are working to improve the capabilities of the U.S. Multi-Disciplinary Intelligence system, which monitors incoming intelligence data.
A University of Twente researcher has developed a way to help computers improve their understanding of written texts.
At Google, artificial intelligence isn't just a means of building cars that drive on their own, smartphone services that respond to the spoken word, and online search engines that instantly recognize digital images.
Humans might be the one problem Google can't solve.