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On May 28th, Lisa Marie Roberts, of Portland, Oregon, was released from prison after serving nine and a half years for a murder she didn't commit.
One of the great benefits of quantum communication is the ability to send messages from one point in space to another with perfect security.
The newly installed director of the National Security Agency says that while he has seen some terrorist groups alter their communications to avoid surveillance techniques revealed by Edward J. Snowden, the damage done over all…
A study of tools used by law enforcment and intelligence agencies to conduct surveillance on computer and mobile phone users revealed a wide range of functions.
The National Museum of Computing's reconstruction of an early British digital computer will benefit from the resurfacing of circuit diagrams of the machine.
A new digital system is designed to reduce the amount of time it takes investigators to search through surveillance camera footage for suspects.
Researchers say they have developed one of the most advanced autonomous vehicles ever designed.
An artist can assemble a new input device consisting of modular building blocks into an approximate representation of any virtual character.
Researchers say a new algorithm based on the survival trials faced by salmon swimming upstream to spawn can help them find the optimal solution to a given problem.
Computer scientists in China have developed a system that can provide high-performance data replication across cloud servers.
The New York City subway system may run 24 hours a day and represent the most efficient means to get around the metropolis, but it has long been a sore spot for anyone looking to continue their cellular calls.
The big announcements at Google's I/O event in San Francisco Wednesday didn't mention Web search, the technology that got the company started and made it so successful. But in a small session later that day, the inventor andRay…
When Ashutosh Saxena wants some coffee or ice cream, he can ask a robot to make it for him.
The success of informatics would have been impossible without the groundwork provided by logicians; and, in turn, computer sciences keep posing new interesting questions, which can only be answered by formal logic.
Will robots ever be able to save the day in the aftermath of a tsunami or nuclear meltdown? The U.S. military has been trying to find out.
Ian Burkhart was 19 and fearless and horsing around in the surf with friends on vacation in North Carolina’s Outer Banks when he mistimed a dive and a wave drove him headfirst into a sandbar.
One way to think of Google is as an extremely helpful, all-knowing, hyper-intelligent executive assistant.
Norway is ending trials of e-voting systems used in national and local elections.
A prototype device can identify someone by measuring the electrical resistance of tissues within the person's wrist.
New software can learn to identify rare medical conditions by analyzing a face in a digital photograph.
A new algorithm enables independent agents to collaborate on a machine-learning model without aggregating data.
The K computer at Japan's RIKEN institute took the top spot in the 2014 Graph 500 supercomputer rankings.
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology researchers have developed a sensor that can measure goosebumps on the human body in real time.
It has been a decade since a robotic traveler from Earth first soared over rings of ice and fired its engine to fall forever into the embrace of Saturn.
As he puts it in the subtitle of his memoir, "Neanderthal Man," Svante Paabo goes in search of lost genomes.
As the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) claimed control of Iraq's biggest oil refinery and akey border crossing between Iraq and Jordan—it lost a key propaganda weapon: its powerful smartphone app.
The doors to MIT are always unlocked.
Elementary and middle-school students will be able to recognize and understand severe weather thanks to a new gaming app.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service is planning to award a contract for the construction of a Science DMZ network.
A new study suggests Internet congestion can be a problem, but it is often intermittent and temporary.