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Google has announced plans to debut the latest version of its self-driving car on public roads this summer.
It is one of the great mysteries of the digital age.
Internet pioneer Vinton G. Cerf warned Thursday that political and technological forces threaten universal access and integrity, which he described as the foundation of the Internet's value.
Two years ago, Sean Murray, a video-game developer from the town of Guildford, outside London, announced an ambitious game that he had been working on in secrecy with a small team: a fully explorable digital cosmos, called No…
Ever wonder why stars seem to twinkle?
European researchers are working with Japanese colleagues to build a framework for testing new network technologies.
The U.S. National Science Foundation recently announced $8.75 million in awards to two programs developing state-of-the-art medical and cyber-physical systems.
A team of U.S. and Chinese researchers has developed a technique for physically decorating three-dimensional surfaces with customizable color textures.
IBM researchers recently announced a breakthrough in the quest to develop a functional quantum computer.
The U.S. National Security Agency's use of automated speech recognition has been a well-guarded secret for years, although its use by the agency is widespread.
Careful what you leave in your lockers, high school students and gym-goers.
Chinese search giant Baidu says it has invented a powerful supercomputer that brings new muscle to an artificial-intelligence technique giving software more power to understand speech, images, and written language.
The investigation into the cause of a fatal train derailment in the U.S. city of Philadelphia this week has already yielded its first conclusion: it could have been prevented with technology.
For all the talk of Hadoop's potential to help companies leverage Big Data, corporate adoption remains low, a survey released today from Gartner Inc. found.
IBM researchers have demonstrated a fully integrated wavelength multiplexed complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) silicon photonics chip.
Cornell University researchers have received a nine-month, $100,000 grant to develop a soft, swimming robot that can explore other worlds.
Spanish and U.S. researchers have proposed a mathematical model explaining how ants form their routes.
A new program will allow people to test whether their mobile data is protected.
It's a long, hard road to understanding the human brain, and one of the first milestones in that journey is building a … database.
Today's robots may just be too hungry and unfit to take over the world any time soon.
Elon Musk busies himself building other people's futures.
RF and laser technologies cancel out each other’s shortcomings.
NASA laboratory experiments suggest the dark material coating some geological features of Jupiter's moon Europa is likely sea salt from a subsurface ocean, discolored by exposure to radiation.
University of California, Riverside researchers have achieved a breakthrough which they say could improve speech- and image-recognition hardware.
Researchers at the VTT Technical Research Center of Finland say they have developed an electronic security tag that can be used to protect valuable shipments.
Researchers have developed a technique to embed transparent, flexible graphene electrodes into fibers commonly associated with the textile industry.
The Huffington Post recently queried seven futurists about what the next decade of science and technology might hold.
Students at Birmingham City University have developed a smart cane that uses facial recognition technology to enable the visually impaired to identify friends and family.
An officer pulls someone over on the side of the highway.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) Reboot Computing initiative plans to launch "an earthquake in the computing industry."