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Natural-language processing has become very good at recognizing human speech, but it still struggles to understand subtle nuances.
Nearly $3 million in grants will be issued to support three pilot projects as part of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace program.
Scientists have twisted radio beams together to send data at high speeds without some of the problems experienced with optical systems.
Researchers are applying geographic mapping principals to large sets of unstructured data in hopes of gaining insights into the relationships between them.
During the past six months, retired pharmaceutical researcher Irv Cantor helped transcribe a 641-page field book written by an archaeologist traveling through 1920s China.
In his keynote address at the Billington Cybersecurity Summit, NSA Director and Commander of U.S. Cyber Command, Admiral Mike Rogers, explained that the Defense Department and corporate information security teams must focus on…
Steve McConnell, author of "Code Complete," says coding errors create software vulnerabilities that criminal hackers can use to enter and attack an enterprise.
Researchers have developed software to help track a potentially dangerous bug which has become resistant to some of the most potent antibiotics.
New Jersey Institute of Technology researchers have received a multi-year grant to develop a platform enabling mobile devices to interact with each other via the cloud.
The University of Michigan hopes to reduce the image-reconstructon process time for low-dose computed tomography scans from 30 minutes or more to five minutes.
The Dawn spacecraft has resumed normal ion thrusting after the thrusting unexpectedly stopped and the spacecraft entered safe mode on September 11.
An American lawyer, author, and entrepreneur is using computer science to advance towards "the coming age of our own cyber consciousness and techno-immortality."
When we need to send a command or a file from our smartphone to our laptop, we do it through menus.
If you've ever watched soccer, you'll know of the subtle differences in tactics and formation between different teams.
Steve Jobs’s office remains Steve Jobs's office.
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A new untethered soft robot has four legs and can stand up and walk away from its designers.
Bristol Robotics Laboratory's Alan Winfield and colleagues recently tested an ethical challenge for a robot.
The Home Exploring Robot Butler has advanced manipulation skills that enable it to perform multiple functions.
Researchers have developed a soft robotic arm, inspired by octopus tentacles, that can snake through a pipelike environment without a human operator.
A Federal Robot Commission could help extract sense and insight from the many technological applications that separate human agency from execution.
Federal law protects consumers from the cost of fraudulent charges incurred when thieves steal credit-card and debit-card numbers.
At a New York state elementary school, teachers can use a behavior-monitoring app to compile information on which children have positive attitudes and which act out.
New, free iOS and Android software identifies which apps drain the most power from device batteries.
The deadly Ebola outbreak sweeping across three countries in West Africa could infect hundreds of thousands of people before it is brought under control.
Georgia Tech's Lipton cited for introduction of new ideas and techniques
It would be too much to say that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange feels optimistic.
Their collaboration opens the edX platform to some new organizations, but individuals will have to wait a while longer.
While U.S. military leaders appeared before Congress to outline their strategy to fight Islamic State militants on the battlefield, the National Security Agency chief said on Tuesday he was watching the media-savvy group's cyber…
The White House has revealed the assignments and backgrounds of its third class of Presidential Innovation Fellows.