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The next rover NASA will send to Mars in 2020 will carry seven carefully selected instruments to conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations on the Red Planet.
Earlier this month Vint Cerf, co-creator of the TCP/IP protocol and current Google vice president, openly asked professional programmers for feedback regarding the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a professional organization…
Keith Alexander, the recently retired director of the National Security Agency, left many in Washington slack-jawed when it was reported that he might charge companies up to $1 million a month to help them protect their computer…
Engineers have taken a step towards having machines that can operate when damaged by developing a robot that can teach itself to walk, even with a broken leg.
Prototype technology can quickly move large amounts of critical data and software to another location in the event of a natural disaster or terrorist attack.
The Hanwha Eagles Korean baseball team has equipped its stadium with robots that fans who are unable to attend the games can control over the Internet.
Researchers have found that digital information can be stored on colloidal clusters because they can switch between two states when placed in a liquid.
Cyber-dogs could help address one of the more pressing challenges of our time, according to scientists at the recent Smart America Expo.
The Vienna Summer of Logic combined a number of conferences into a scientific and cultural mega-event.
Sockpuppetry—using false identities for deception—is centuries old, but the advent of the web has made creating sockpuppets, and falling for their tricks, easier than ever before.
A little over a decade ago, federal prosecutors used keystroke logging software to steal the encryption password of an alleged New Jersey mobster, Nicodemo Scarfo Jr., so they could get evidence from his computer to be used at…
Former ACM president Vint Cerf recently discussed the ways technology, the Internet, and he himself have changed over the decades.
Virtual reality systems could gain a new dimension of realism from a prototype headset that can quadruple the pixel density of a liquid crystal display panel.
A deputy director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency said that organization is concerned about the unintended security implications of the Internet of Things.
A new artificial intelligence-based device enables multiple robotic platforms to follow the path of certain odors.
Social-media-savvy robot Hitchbot is hitchhiking its way from Halifax to Victoria.
Early education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics builds some of the key competencies necessary for success.
Following extensive in-orbit commissioning and several unexpected challenges, ESA's billion-star surveyor, Gaia, is now ready to begin its science mission.
In October of 1971, in the midst of the Cold War, the nuclear-powered submarine USS Halibut entered heavily guarded Russian waters in the Sea of Okhotsk.
A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.com.
Researchers are preparing developing autonomous humanoid robots for the finals of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's robotics challenge.
University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers recently studied what happens when people share news via new media. T
New display technology uses algorithms to alter an image based on a person's actual vision prescription.
NASA's Opportunity Mars rover, which landed on the Red Planet in 2004, now holds the off-Earth roving distance record after accruing 25 miles (40 kilometers) of driving.
Russia has offered 3.9m roubles ($110,000; £65,000) in a contest seeking a way to crack the identities of users of the Tor network.
In the early morning hours of last Sept. 25, a stocky young man bolted the Bora Bora Lounge in Highbridge, the Bronx, with a gun in his hand and squeezed off seven shots.
On April 8, 2013, I received an envelope in the mail from a nonexistent return address in Toledo, Ohio.
Saarland University researchers have found modern smart home wireless automation systems can pose a security risk.
Researchers are working to develop memristors, a response to the diminishing return of the transistor technology used in today's computer chips.
Researchers have successfully run 10,240 parallel simulations of global weather on the 10-petaflops K computer--the largest number ever executed.