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At 21, Gennady Vladimirovich Korotkevich is already a legend. Tourist, as he's known online, is now the world's top sport programmer.
Typing six words per minute may not sound very impressive. But for paralyzed people typing via a brain-computer interface (BCI), it's a new world record.
Two comets collided at low speed in the early Solar System to give rise to the distinctive 'rubber duck' shape of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, say Rosetta scientists.
Google, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the Universities Space Research Association will share access to D-Wave quantum computing technology.
Researchers at the University of Southern California and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have spent 10 years developing an implant to help a brain encode memories.
Discarded tires could be used to create electrodes for supercapacitors.
Researchers have developed a three-fingered soft robotic hand with multiple embedded fiber-optic sensors, as well as a new type of stretchable optical sensor.
The impending end of Moore's Law could have a negative impact on the computing industry, or any industry that depends on highly reliant, low-cost electronics.
Tomorrow is the deadline that Visa and MasterCard have set for banks and retailers across the U.S. to roll out a new system for more secure bank cards with microchips embedded in them.
At first glance, the big news coming out of this summer's conference on the theory of computing appeared to be something of a letdown.
The euRathlon consortium has announced the winners of its 2015 Grand Challenge after several days of competition in September in Piombino, Italy.
Retired four-star general Paul F. Gorman recalls first learning about the "weakling of the battlefield" from reading S.L.A. Marshall, the U.S. Army combat historian during World War II.
NASA scientists announced today the best evidence yet that Mars, once thought dry, sterile and dead, may yet have life in it: Liquid water still flows on at least some parts of the Red Planet, seeping from slopes to accumulate…
How unexpected human behavior on computers can make systems vulnerable is the focus of researchers at the Missouri University of Science and Technology.
She died two decades ago, but her body lives on in digital form.
The National Center for Atmospheric Research-Wyoming Supercomputing Center at the University of Wyoming and Nvidia are collaborating on a new supercomputer.
Women are developing networks to help themselves and other women succeed in technology jobs.
Bielefeld University researchers have developed a new measurement method for "spin caloritronics."
The brain's wiring patterns can shed light on a person’s positive and negative traits, researchers report in Nature Neuroscience.
New findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars.
Shwetak N. Patel looked over the 2013 Mercedes C300 and saw not a sporty all-wheel-drive sedan, but a bundle of technology.
Cardiff University researchers have developed a technique for detecting tweets containing malicious links.
GitHub, which has long been a fixture of the coding world, increasingly is becoming an integral part of coding education.
A computer model of the London Underground predicts trains that travel too fast compound congestion when key locations outside the city center become bottlenecks.
Statisticians and political scientists are more reliant on the question, "Who do you think will actually win?" than "Who do you like?" when it comes to predictive markets.
Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence has been upgraded to defeat human players in 1980s arcade games even better than before.
IBM Israel won the top prize at the Brain Inspired Technology for Education Hackathon for an application that screens for attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder.
Researchers have found the number of large data breaches has decreased slightly since 2005.
At the inaugural International Solid-State Circuits Conference held on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1960, a young computer engineer named Douglas Engelbart introduced the electronics industry…
Economics trump performance in a chip with great potential.