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New ACM president Vicki Hanson makes no secret of her desire to see many more women make their way into executive positions across the technology industry.
Although clutter can be a nuisance, it does not typically pose a health threat—unless you're an aging neuron.
Supermassive black holes in the universe are like a raucous choir singing in the language of X-rays. When black holes pull in surrounding matter, they let out powerful X-ray bursts.
As it turns out, information is not so physical after all.
High-frequency vibrations produced by cooled atoms can be translated into musical sounds audible to humans.
Researchers are exploring the possibilities of using scattered-light technology to recreate images hidden from a human line of sight.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have issued the first major database of fully annotated English sentences written by non-native English speakers.
A new tool can correct distortions in self-portrait photographs by making a subject's face appear as if it were photographed from a longer distance or a different angle.
Experts predict machines will perform increasingly complex cybersecurity operations over time, reducing the need for humans and facilitating a paradigm shift in cybersecurity.
2016 Richard Tapia Achievement Award Recipient: Dr. David Patterson
Australia is to shift its longitude and latitude to address a gap between local co-ordinates and those from global navigation satellite systems (GNSS).
In the search for life beyond Earth, false alarms abound.
The office building on Facebook Way is in the unfinished style that honors materials like plywood, concrete, and steel.
David Zarrouk of Israel's Ben Gurion University of the Negev has developed a robot that can move forward and backward by producing a continuously advancing wave.
Researchers have developed a method to predict perceived softness and stiffness of three-dimensionally printed objects.
Microsoft's upcoming upgrade to the F# "functional first" language will include new language capabilities and .Net Core support.
Researchers at North Carolina State University and the U.S. Army Research Office have developed a method to integrate novel functional materials onto a computer chip.
Private homeowners associations are sidestepping incumbents by contracting with alternative network providers.
Baidu, China's internet giant, has shown what you can learn when you have access to enough location data.
China is poised to launch the world's first satellite designed to do quantum experiments. A fleet of quantum-enabled craft is likely to follow.
When you're buzzing through the air at 60 kilometres per hour, it can be hard to take in the view. But now drones can create highly detailed 3D maps as they fly, using just an ordinary video camera.
Ten European research organizations support an initiative to create a 5.3-million-euro hybrid cloud platform for the European scientific community.
Physicists have discovered a way of using multilevel quantum systems, each of which is capable of working with multiple "conventional" quantum elements.
Tor project representatives say malicious Tor Hidden Services Directories will be addressed in an upcoming redesign, and are only an "annoyance" in the meantime.
Researchers have demonstrated a display on which audiences can watch three-dimensional films in a movie theater without additional eyewear.
Rosetta is set to complete its mission in a controlled descent to the surface of its comet on 30 September.
The 2015 International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors predicts the transistor could stop shrinking in only five years.
Disney researchers say they have developed a technique that can capture the important, yet subtle details of human eyes with a single facial scan or photo.
A surprisingly specific genetic portrait of the ancestor of all living things has been generated by scientists who say that the likeness sheds considerable light on the mystery of how life first emerged on Earth.
You should be able to trust your wireless keyboard.