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The emails arrived like poison darts from cyberspace.
In 1966, the U.S. Department of Defense hired Roberts to design the ARPAnet, a computer network that would connect various research outfits across the country.
MIT researchers have built a wearable sensor system that automatically creates a digital map of the environment through which the wearer is moving.
A new Google research paper details the workings of the Spanner data storage and compilation system, billed as the first database capable of quickly storing and retrieving information across a worldwide network of data centers…
There will be as many as 25 billion devices online by 2020 as the Internet of things revolution takes off, and the proliferation of technologies such as machine-to-machine communications will be the primary driver of the growth…
The robots zipping across the aluminum grid look less like Star Wars droids and more like little red wagons.
In the rising light of a mid-September morning, the CSAV Pyrenees, a blue-water freighter sailing out of Suape Port in Brazil, was lashed to its lines at Berth 59 of the Port Newark Container Terminal.
One of the largest and most complex universe simulations ever attempted will be run in October by Mira, the world's third fastest supercomputer.
A $10 million grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation will enable University of California, Berkeley researchers to spend the next five years exploring how to contest hackers on social networking sites.
Google recently added panoramas of coral reefs to its Street View services, enabling users to navigate their way around the sites.
NASA's Curiosity rover mission has found evidence a stream once ran vigorously across the area on Mars where the rover is driving.
It's been a rough year for passwords. First, 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords were leaked online. Soon after, millions of passwords from eHarmony and Yahoo users were published by hackers.
Georgia Tech researchers have developed two tools that automatically measure children's behavior to provide insight into behavioral disorders such as autism.
Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics researchers have developed an AI algorithm to help chart and explain the structure and dynamics of the universe.
The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology soon will announce the winning hash algorithm, which eventually will become the next-generation industry standard SHA-3.
Hitachi hopes to bring new storage technology capable of holding data for hundreds of millions of years to market by 2015.
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt says Apple should have continued to use Google’s mapping application in iOS 6 instead of swapping it out for its poorly received home-brewed replacement, and given the sour reception Apple’s Maps…
The University of Palermo's Antonio Chella is working to teach a singing robot how to improvise jazz duets with a human with hopes of learning more about the nature of consciousness.
U.S. counterterrorism efforts monitor and sort vast databases of information for clues on potential plots. Now a team of University of Maryland researchers have used data-mining techniques employed by online giants like Google…
Like photographers assembling a portfolio of best shots, astronomers have assembled a new, improved portrait of mankind's deepest-ever view of the universe.
Hugo Campos has a cardiac defibrillator implanted in his body. It sends data about his heart to his doctors and back to the manufacturer, but it takes days to get access to this data himself—if he can access it all.
Hospitals collect an enormous amount of data on premature babies. Computer scientists are using machine learning to find common patterns in the data, create new measures for predicting declines in health, and form new treatment…
Self-driving, autonomous vehicles will be available for "ordinary people" in less than five years and they will be much safer than those driven by humans, says Google CEO Sergey Brin.
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne researchers have developed DBToaster, a system designed to improve the flow of database queries into server farms by accelerating the pace of operations by a factor of 100.
The University of Bristol is leading the development of three-dimensional display technology that would enable the screen of a mobile device to physically mutate to show hilly terrain and buildings as it visually displays a street…
The demand for high-tech professionals continues to rise, as 33 percent of IT professionals in Computerworld's 2013 Forecast survey say they plan to hire more workers in the next 12 months.
Cosmology is the most ambitious of sciences. Its goal, plainly stated, is to describe the origin, evolution, and structure of the entire universe, a universe that is as enormous as it is ancient.
The Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca is a 2.2-mile asphalt roller coaster plunging and soaring across California's tawny Monterey highlands.
The New Media Consortium has released a technology outlook to watch for in science, technology, engineering, and math education over the next five years.
Calit2 recently developed Cool-Flo, cooling technology that could improve energy efficiency and enable higher-performance computing.