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Over the weekend, the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 tragedy turned into a "Law and Order" episode on the international stage with Secretary of State John Kerry appearing on Fox News and other outlets to make a systemic case against…
Researchers have uncovered Duqu, an unusual form of steganography-based malware that embeds itself in Microsoft Windows machines.
A new method of stabilizing microwave signals in the gigahertz range uses a pair of laser beams as the reference instead of a crystal.
New software could be used to determine when athletes are at risk to suffer an injury.
A highly anticipated talk on how to identify users of the Internet privacy service Tor was withdrawn from the upcoming Black Hat security conference, a spokeswoman for the event said on Monday.
Steady, sufficient investments in basic research are necessary to ensure the continued success of the U.S. in the future, four expert witnesses testified to Congress.
The seemingly endless prairie that blankets this part of the United States would seem to be an unlikely place for one of the largest makers of sports video displays, Daktronics.
This philosophical question overlaps with real physics when hypothesizing what lies beyond the boundary of our observable universe.
Pro-Russian separatists may have shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine on Thursday because they mistook the civilian plane for something else.
When Iran's authorities started to block websites such as YouTube and Wikipedia in 2006, only a tenth of the population used the Internet.
NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, which launched on July 2, will soon be providing about 100,000 high-quality measurements each day of carbon dioxide concentrations from around the globe.
An electronic-voting system that prints out a paper copy of the ballot and a take-home receipt is under development and could be in operation within three years.
Researchers are examining how people with high-status job assignments assess security and privacy, and how impulsive or patient they are in making decisions.
Scientists will be able to use software called the Virtual Finger to navigate three-dimensional images of biological structures on computer screens.
Developed and developing markets' spectrum policies are starting to accommodate TV white spaces.
Researchers have brought functional quantum computing another step forward by developing a method for real-time tracking of quantum errors.
Researchers used Brookhaven National Laboratory supercomputers to compare the transformations and breaking points of graphene and other monolayers.
Researchers have developed an online platform for crowd-sourcing the veracity of information posted to social media.
The Gaza-based interior ministry advises its supporters in a YouTube video that whenever talking about the dead, "always add 'an innocent citizen.' "
Jack Gallant can read your mind. Or at least, he can figure out what you're seeing if you're in his machine watching a movie he's playing for you.
Researchers say they have developed software that can make Internet communications via computer, mobile phone, or satellite significantly faster and more secure.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed a robotic extension to the human hand that could make common, everyday tasks easier.
Just 18 percent of the computer science graduates from colleges and universities across the U.S. are women, down from 37 percent in 1985, but some schools are reporting much higher percentages.
A draft genome sequence of wheat promises to speed efforts to breed new types of one of the world's most important crops — and to reveal the tangled genomic history of an ancient staple.
Internet2 announced that it will provide four U.S. universities with an all-electric micro vehicle which will be used in a variety of research projects in Internet and network connectivity and help reduce a university's carbon…
Microsoft and Carleton University researchers suggest in a new report that Internet users do not need to use complex passwords for all of their online accounts, contradicting established best practices for password security.
Facebook isn't the only organization conducting research into how attitudes are affected by social media.
In May 2013 the Chinese government conducted what it called a science space mission from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China.
After making it across 8.5 kilometres on Mars, NASA's Curiosity rover is now facing some of the most dangerous terrain it has ever encountered.
The U.S. National Security Agency has selected five more schools for its Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations Program.