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Former Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart takes pride in his brain.
Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas researchers have nearly doubled the swimming speed of their robotic octopus.
Named Data Networking Consortium supports an emerging Internet architecture designed for an increasingly mobile world.
Can Google’s winning ways be applied to all kinds of businesses?
A new submersible robot has a flattened panel on one side so it can slide along an underwater surface to perform ultrasound scans.
Researchers say graphene-treated nanowires can be used to produce flexible touchscreens at a fraction of the current cost.
Hong Kong's mass protest is networked. Activists are relying on a free app that can send messages without any cellphone connection.
This year's CNRS Gold Medal has been awarded to Gérard Berry, holder of the first chair in computer science at the Collège de France since 2012.
A research project at the University of Washington shows a way to add gesture control to phones without requiring sophisticated new sensors.
New technology accesses the power of a single electron to control energy consumption inside transistors, which could lead to wearable computers with built-in power sources.
Researchers have found a way to fuse electricity and magnetism in a single material, which they say could lead to ultrahigh density storage and computing architectures.
Dartmouth College researchers have developed wearable computer security technology that authenticates users while they are using a device.
Princeton University's new Center for Digital Humanities will support interdisciplinary initiatives across the humanities, computer sciences, and library sciences.
Researchers have demonstrated that information stored in quantum bits can be exponentially compressed without losing data.
The Pawsey Supercomputing Center recently installed the final stage upgrade for Magnus, the most advanced scientific supercomputer in the Southern Hemisphere.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security last week warned about the newly discovered Shellshock bug affecting a widely used Bash Unix shell.
Believe it or not, I do have friends who would describe themselves as not liking math, and every so often one of them will share this meme on Facebook: And then Satan said, "Put the alphabet in math."
A "deadly serious" bug potentially affecting hundreds of millions of computers, servers and devices has been discovered.
The commercial use of drones in American skies took a leap forward on Thursday with the help of Hollywood. The Federal Aviation Administration said six companies could use camera-equipped drones on certain movie and television…
Research has found that giving students a sense of the usefulness of their studies to the greater world can help improve learning. For the computer sciences one way of doing this is the Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software…
Many factors can affect how resilient and durable access to the Internet can be in a given country, and a pair of German researchers have defined nine factors that can be aggregated to measure Internet resiliency at the national…
Computers have long been able to beat even the best human opponents at games such as chess, but humans remain dominant when it comes to the crossword puzzle.
Rectifying a lack of diversity among computer science undergraduates is the goal of the BRAID program, to which Facebook, Intel, Google, Microsoft, and others will contribute $1.35 million over the next three years to 15 universities'…
Purdue University researchers are developing a robotic fabric that moves and contracts and is embedded with sensors. The researchers say the fabric could be used to create active clothing and a new class of soft robots.
October 31, 2006, an eighteen-year-old woman named Nikki Catsouras slammed her father's sports car into the side of a concrete toll booth in Orange County, California.
A small, hobby-sized robot could herald the pilot of the future.
"BRAID" will work with 15 CS departments to increase the percentage of their undergraduate majors that are female and minorities.
Washington State University researchers have developed a computational modeling method for conducting research on science curricula in classrooms.
Researchers have developed a robot equipped with tactile sensors that enable it to grasp a USB cable draped over a hook and insert it into a USB port.
GoogleX's Project Loon aims to provide wireless Internet access to billions of people living in remote locations by building a ring of balloons around the Earth.