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A new study systematically investigated the nature of so-called Facebook "like farms," services which will direct Facebook Likes to a given Facebook page for a fee.
Victoria University of Wellington students will travel to Sydney, Australia, to defend their title at the Australasian National Instruments Autonomous Robotics Competition.
Mobile robots could be much more useful in homes, if they could locate people, places and objects.
We're one step closer to creating the Ansible communicator in "Ender's Game," the warp drive envisioned by Mexican physicist Miguel Alcubierre and a "Star Trek"-style Transporter.
Researchers are working to add smell, taste, and touch to the digital world, but significant challenges remain.
Eugene Izhikevich thinks you shouldn't have to write code in order to teach robots new tricks.
Jonathan Mosen, who has been blind since birth, spent his evening snapping photos of packages in the mail, his son's school report and labels on bottles in the fridge.
Twenty years ago Brian Trease was a high school exchange student in Japan.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) P2413 Working Group wants to develop an overall architecture for the Internet of Things.
Mozilla plans to ship Rust 1.0 beta around the end of the year, and says the system's programming language could become the 1.0 release if all goes well.
A recent breakthrough brings physics closer to the development of quantum computers, more compact data storage devices, and plastic or organic LEDs.
An eye-tracking camera calculates where the wearer is looking, and transmits it to all the nearby Internet-connected devices, such as stereos and TVs, via Wi-Fi.
Virtual reality is virtually here—although its first incarnation will come with short battery life, images that do not quite track eye movements and a tendency to induce motion sickness.
Against the odds, the Des Moines Register has just become one of the first newspapers to move into virtual reality.
These days, the word drone is used to refer to just about any kind of remote-controlled, unmanned aircraft.
Facebook has become the advertising outlet of choice for many of the world’s businesses and companies.
In September of 1974, when he was 30 years old, Whitfield Diffie was obsessed with cryptography.
Big-data management will create a significant shift in the way decisions are made, as new sources of data are mined for patterns.
A new open-platform system will make it more feasible and economical for researchers to replicate swarm behavior in a large number of robots.
Corporate leaders in China believe cyber-relations with the U.S. could improve if Chinese universities taught U.S. National Security Agency-approved curricula.
New phase-change materials-based devices can be melted and recrystallized in as little as half a nanosecond using appropriate voltage pulses.
The U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is using machine intelligence to predict what emerging technologies will become popular in the future.
Researchers are developing a cloud-based application that will use real-time information and historical data to predict when and where traffic is likely to occur.
Einstein is most famous for general relativity, which is really a theory of gravity.
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft successfully entered Mars' orbit at 7:24 p.m. PDT (10:24 p.m. EDT) Sunday, Sept. 21, where it now will prepare to study the Red Planet's upper atmosphere as never…
Quantum networks are quietly spreading across the world.
Microsoft laid off another 2,100 employees on Thursday.
One of the largest treasure troves of astronomical data comes from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), an ongoing scan of the firmament that began 15 years ago.
Greater Hispanic participation could play a crucial role in reaching the Obama administration's goals for increased student exposure to opportunities in STEM fields.
Purdue University professor Eugene Spafford says the Internet of Things will permanently record data on people, often without their knowledge.