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J. Craig Venter is in the life business.
Bioengineer Robert Langer has spent his career looking for the next not-so-big thing.
For years, the federal government supported the principle of net neutrality: the idea that broadband providers should treat all Internet traffic the same.
As the second and final day of the 2015 DICE Summit came to a close, Alexey Pajitnov took the stage in a rare public appearance to talk frankly about the history and legacy of Tetris, his most famous creation.
The people clamoring for tough, new regulations for Internet service—everyone from net neutrality activists and a few blue-chip companies to President Obama and John Oliver— got pretty much everything they wanted in the proposals …
For more than 20 years, Ivan H. Deutsch has struggled to design the guts of a working quantum computer.
Tim O'Reilly has been at the cutting edge of the Internet since it went commercial.
After more than a decade of debate and a record-setting proceeding that attracted nearly 4 million public comments, the time to settle the Net Neutrality question has arrived.
To chat with Andrew Ng I almost have to tackle him.
It is impossible to consider American football without considering television.
It's our favorite time of year, when frogs from around the world examine the state of technology's future.
Few women and minorities are getting STEM degrees, although STEM jobs are multiplying and pay more than many other careers. Will our future be delineated by who does and who doesn't have a science education (and the resulting…
A proposal for a framework for code requirements addressing primary sources of vulnerabilities for building systems.
Considerably more anticipation is needed for what might seriously go wrong.
Insights into creating China's Taobao online marketplace ecosystem.
Investing in computing education research to transform computer science education.
Soundy is the new sound.
Comparing experiences publishing textbooks using traditional publishers and do-it-yourself methods.
Visibility leads to debuggability.
The case of the Introduction to Computer Science course.
A rare find: the user manual of the oldest surviving computer in the world, the Zuse Z4 relay machine (1945).
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. Computer Chess Championship in 1970.
A new research paper by the Allen Institute for AI …
Rutgers University researchers have trained a camera-linked artificial intelligence to …
Experts warn that smart Internet of Things devices could threaten …