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Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new class of electronic logic device in which current is switched by an electric field generated by the application of mechanical strain to zinc oxide nanowires…
The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded a $10 million, five-year grant to researchers who will explore software-assisted monitoring of system components that can adapt to the variability of manufactured systems.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor of computer science Mohammed J. Zaki has been recognized by the 2010 HP Labs Innovation Research Program for his work on locating patterns in massive linked data sets.
Dating-simulation game a last resort for honeymoon town and its lonely guests.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is close to passing a proposal that would free up the vacant spectrum between TV channels, which would allow technology and telecommunications companies to introduce new wireless devices…
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professor Tarek Abdelzaher and his team are working with researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles and other institutions to develop a new Internet architecture called…
Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light have developed a way to remotely control the photon detectors in quantum…
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers led by graduate student Vincent Tan have taken an initial step to determine how much data is enough to support reliable pattern inference by envisioning data sets as graphs.
The U.S. National Science Foundation will fund a $7.1 million project led by Carnegie Mellon University researchers to develop a next-generation Internet architecture that addresses security and reliability shortcomings.
Lasers crack commercial encryption systems, leaving no trace.
Whoever said technology was dehumanizing was wrong. On screens everywhere—cellphones, e-readers, A.T.M.’s—as Diana Ross sang, we just want to reach out and touch.
A motorcycle police officer on an urgent call faces huge information processing and decision-making demands. A new European research project aims to prevent potentially dangerous information overload.
Tomorrow’s WikiLeakers may have to be sneakier than just dumping military docs onto a Lady Gaga disc. The futurists at Darpa are working on a project that would make it harder for troops to funnel classified material to WikiLeaks—or…
An electronic component that offers a new way to squeeze more data into computers and portable gadgets is set to go into production in just a couple of years.
Research from the University of Washington finds that digital media, such as mobile phones and the Internet, have become all but essential in building democracies.
Newly discovered materials called topological insulators could clear the way for blisteringly fast laptops and smartphones that don't warm your lap or singe your ear.
László Lovász, Vinton G. Cerf, and other researchers are honored for their contributions to computer science.
ACM's expansion into China will support local professionals and increase Chinese involvement in ACM's international activities.
Sensor-equipped bicycles are providing valuable data to cyclists, city planners, and computer scientists.
The Internet is making higher education accessible to a whole new class of students—but not necessarily at a lower cost.
Computational neuroscientists are learning that the brain is like a computer, except when it isn't.