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Congressional antitrust investigators are vetting Google's plans to use a new Internet protocol out of worry it could limit competitors' access to consumer data.
Smart-city projects promise to enhance the quality of life for the visually impaired, with Poland's Virtual Warsaw initiative a case in point.
A study by U.S. Army Research Laboratory and University of Central Florida found that human confidence in robots decreases after a robot makes a mistake, even when its reasoning process is transparent.
A report from the DEF CON Voting Machine Hacking Village conference described the discovery of a hack for commandeering ballot-scanning machines similar to those soon to be deployed in Georgia.
Scientists in the U.K. have built a virtual airport environment in order to find ways to improve the air travel experience for passengers with mobility restrictions.
Huawei Technologies' membership in the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams has been suspended.
Researchers have found that governments worldwide are stepping up their online disinformation campaigns despite more aggressive regulatory efforts by Internet platforms and governments.
High-tech aerial drones known as "croc spotters," which patrol along riverbeds to detect crocodiles, recently were tested in Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
"I think there is a non-zero chance that some of our great castles are built on sand," he said, arguing that we must begin to rely on AI to verify proofs.
Michigan State University's Thomas Holt identified characteristics and gender-specific behavioral patterns that could inspire children to become hackers.
The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories will be among the first organizations to deploy artificial intelligence computers built from the largest-ever silicon chip.
Pennsylvania State University researchers used a digital simulation to explore how a toxin generated by saltwater algae might cause Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
IBM announced the forthcoming launch of a 53-quantum-bit (qubit) quantum computer, for use by IBM Q Network clients.
University of Virginia researchers have built a fish-inspired robot that can swim as fast as actual fish, and faster than similar robots.
An analysis by PricewaterhouseCoopers has confirmed that the German government is too dependent on the software of just a few software providers.
The nonprofit Information Technology and Innovation Foundation think tank has called on the U.S. government to invest an additional $40 billion annually in technology research and development.
The Australian state of New South Wales will be the first jurisdiction in the world to use cameras to catch distracted drivers on their smartphones.
Researchers integrated visual effects techniques and magnetic resonance imaging to create an ultra-realistic animated simulation of the human hand in motion.
Israeli cybersecurity firms Check Point and Intezer have charted Russian hackers' toolkits from wide-ranging analysis of 2,500 malware samples.
Sabotage-resistant industrial machinery combats Stuxnet-like attacks.
A doctoral dissertation at the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland demonstrated how computer models of nanosized particles predicted the atomic structure of a cluster of 11 gold atoms.
A new dynamic gripper mimics the adjustable grip of the human hand, a breakthrough that could improve industrial safety.
Analysis by University of Texas at Dallas assistant professor of criminology Andrew Wheeler yielded a computer model to guide the Carrollton, TX, police department in optimizing patrol beats.
A model developed by a Cornell University-led research team uses artificial intelligence to find the most promising configurations of dam sites to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Amazon basin.
A report by the Software.org:BSA Foundation found that the U.S. software industry is growing twice as fast as the nation's economy.
China is the global leader in surveillance technologies, although other countries are catching up, according to a study by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued Michigan, Ohio, and Virginia its first three Automated Driving Systems Demonstration Grants to research and develop autonomous vehicles.
The University of Washington's Rory Barnes has developed software for modeling planetary evolution over time.
ACM has established a new Technology Policy Council to coordinate its policy initiatives worldwide.
The Aristotle Award was initiated in 1995 to recognize professors who best contribute to the development of the industry's most valuable resource, its human resource.