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"Where am I?" In the real world, it's an easy question to answer. Online, things can get more complicated.
Don't panic, but our planet is doomed. It's just going to take a while.
A new process for growing crystals made from semiconductor materials could help extend Moore's law.
A researcher from Disney Research Pittsburgh is working to advance automated recognition of action in a video.
Social media could be a helpful communications tool for governments during disaster situations.
Researchers at the University of Southern California have experimentally demonstrated the first wireless network synchronized to a billionth of a second.
I am not fond of depressing you. So I'm going to leave it to a new study performed by the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School For Communication.
Most home builders now offer smart technology options for new homes, but the aftermarket holds great promise, and greater affordability as well.
When Geoffrey Ling talks about the future of technology, his ideas go flying around the room like a whirlwind.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) strongly recommends that collision avoidance systems become standard on all new vehicles.
When you hear the word "Internet," what do you picture in your mind?
Google says in six years its self-driving cars have been involved in only 12 minor accidents, all of which were the fault of humans.
Recent college graduates are doing well, according to a survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
Stanford University researchers have developed a synchronous computer that operates using the physics of moving water droplets.
Harvard University researchers have completed experimental testing on a soft robotic glove that could help people suffering from loss of hand motor control.
In an interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed the importance of diversity in the technology industry and what Apple is doing to become a more diverse company.
The U.S. government's widespread data surveillance practices are likely to cost U.S. cloud computing and other technology companies more money than originally expected, a technology industry-funded think tank reported Tuesday…
Maria Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd College and former president of ACM, says the decline of women's participation in computer science can be reversed.
When a newly renovated apartment in San Francisco went on the market earlier this year for roughly $8.5 million, its asking price included a somewhat unexpected amenity: "excellent EMF protection".
In an unusual twist on biometrics research, US computer scientists have joined with law-enforcement officials to find new ways to automatically detect tattoos on people in photographs.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has detected deposits of glass within impact craters on Mars.
Security researcher Samy Kamkar has developed an attack for fixed-code garage door openers.
The announcement of Project Brillo was one of the highlight's of Google's recent I/O conference.
Vanderbilt University researchers say nano-spirals with unique optical properties would be almost impossible to counterfeit.
It's a scenario straight out of a Hollywood movie.
Engineers and researchers looking for the next big thing are turning more than ever to their own back yards for inspiration.
A technique developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers promises to make nanofiber production more affordable.
As the digital economy has exploded, tech companies are collecting untold amounts of data on everyday Americans.
India's best and brightest students are being drawn back to their homeland, or not leaving in the first place, as the country's technology boom takes off.
Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller hopes her online education platform will expand globally.