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It can crack your smartphone password in seconds, rip personal data from call and messaging apps, and peruse your contact book.
Part of the wonder of seeing new worlds is the radical difference from the planet you know.
Two years ago, an autonomous underwater vehicle from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute located an underwater wreck containing $17 billion in sunken treasure.
Tufts University researchers have developed an enhanced algorithm for localizing and tracking mobile devices that distributes the task among the devices themselves.
The race is on to build the world's first meaningful quantum computer—one that can deliver the technology's long-promised ability to help scientists do things like develop miraculous new materials, encrypt data with near-perfect…
Sir Tim Berners-Lee considers the past, present, and future of the World Wide Web.
Fei-Fei Li is among the brightest stars in the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence, somehow managing to hold down two demanding jobs simultaneously: head of Stanford University's A.I. lab and chief scientist for A.I. …
Surveillance systems that track the locations of cellphone users and spy on their calls, texts and data streams are being turned against Americans as they roam the country and the world, say security experts and U.S. officials…
Researchers have created a "home-built" cryogenic near-field optical microscope that allowed them to directly image the propagation and dynamics of graphene plasmons.
Researchers have highly maneuverable autonomous boats that, in waterway-rich cities, could be used to transport people or deliver goods.
The way technology companies recruit candidates during on-campus information sessions could play a role in dissuading women from such jobs, a new study has found.
A new Brookings Institution survey has found Americans' concerns about artificial intelligence include job reduction, as well as threats to humanity and personal privacy.
The first ultrasound-firewall for mobile devices takes the form of a mobile application that detects acoustic cookies, brings them to the attention of users, and blocks the tracking if necessary.
Researchers have confirmed that the more frequently users see security warnings on computers and phones, the more they ignore them.
ACM has elected Cherri M. Pancake as its president for a two-year term beginning July 1.
The new European data privacy legislation is so stringent that it could kill off data-driven online services and chill innovations like driverless cars, tech industry groups warn.
In China's quest for the soul of the nation's digital technology, Ni Guangnan and Cheng Xu are two of the foot soldiers of a two-decade march to develop an indigenous semiconductor processor and operating system, a journey where…
A self-healing material that spontaneously repairs itself under extreme mechanical damage has been developed by Carnegie Mellon University researchers. Circuits produced with the material remain fully operational when damaged…
Scientists are using computational approaches and networks to analyze protein modifications caused by drugs currently in clinical trials to treat lung cancer.
Using an artificial intelligence technique, researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz discovered a way to create new levels of Super Mario Bros by analyzing an existing game level.
Are you looking for an exotic destination to visit this summer? Why not take a virtual trip to an Earth-size planet beyond our solar system with NASA's interactive Exoplanet Travel Bureau?
American news outlets including The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times and The Arizona Daily Star abruptly blocked access to their websites from Europe on Friday, choosing to black out readers rather than comply with …
The University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa has boosted the electrical conductivity of carbon nanotubes by binding gadolinium nanoparticles to them.
University of Rochester researchers are applying data science and an online crowdsourcing framework to read facial and verbal cues for signs of deception.
A survey of 1,516 teachers found that three out of four say data-driven instruction is the top trend in how education technology is impacting their schools.
University of California, Santa Barbara researchers have developed electromagnetic actuators that are fast, low voltage, and soft.
India's government has promised to bolster laboratory research into quantum mechanics and technology with funding from multiple government entities.
A new algorithm developed by the MIT CSAIL could improve the way driverless vehicles change lanes. The algorithm allows for more aggressive lane changes and will compute new buffer zones on the fly with proof of collision avoidance…
Think that AI will help put a stop to fake news? The US military isn't so sure.
More than a second before a self-driving car operated by Uber struck and killed a pedestrian in March, the vehicle's computer system determined it needed to brake to avoid a crash.