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The Solar System just got a lot more far-flung.
To understand why Oculus Rift matters, it helps to know who John Carmack is.
The first shipment arrives at 4 A.M.
If A robot bleeped and squeaked with personality like R2D2 from Star Wars, would you like it better?
The universe is huge.
University of Utah electrical engineers have fabricated the smallest transistors that can withstand the temperatures and radiation found in a nuclear reactor.
The TED organization has partnered with X Prize to develop a competition to have an AI-based robot "deliver a compelling TED Talk with no human involvement."
The Internet Bug Bounty program recently paid $10,000 each to a pair of security researchers for vulnerabilities they found in Flash.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota and Google have developed software that can create a three-dimensional map with a smartphone.
A computer system bested humans in recognizing real or fake expressions of pain.
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency seeks to address the software defects that underlie most system errors and security vulnerabilities.
17. Maria Klawe
Leaving a hair at a crime scene could one day be as damning as leaving a photograph of your face.
Authorities are all but certain Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went down in the south Indian Ocean in water that may be as deep as 23,000 feet.
When Butler fell a precious few inches short of winning a national championship in 2010, its players took the court during that season believing they were the most prepared team in the country.
Researchers have demonstrated that information can flow through a diamond wire, a finding that could lead to the material's use in computing.
California State University, Sacramento is offering $25,000 annual scholarships as part of the CyberCorps program.
Quantum computers are rewriting the rules of how computing works, but even the people developing them say they cannot explain how they work.
Billions of dollars are flowing into online advertising. But marketers also are confronting an uncomfortable reality: rampant fraud.
Variations in the stuff that cements grains together in sandstone have shaped the landscape surrounding NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and could be a study topic at the mission's next science waypoint.
How hack-resistant are the connected systems in smart homes?
The female president of Harvey Mudd College on how women in STEM can cope with feeling like they don’t belong.
In the 19th century and even later, there was no shortage of people eager to watch the unwrapping of an Egyptian mummy.
American officials have long considered Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, a security threat, blocking it from business deals in the United States for fear that the company would create "back doors" in its equipment…
Since Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan implemented a ban on Twitter late last week, Tor usage in the country has surged—with connections nearly doubling from around 25,000 direct connects in the country to over 40,000…
Researchers plan to demonstrate an analytics technique suggesting that, in a wide range of real-word scenarios, lock-free algorithms can provide wait-free performance.
It's an invention that would make TV's secret agent MacGyver proud: a fully functional microscope that can be assembled from folded paper and a tiny bead of glass.
Internet2 expects to formalize a partnership with its Indian counterpart this month.
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration's third global codeathon offers four climate-themed challenges.
Researchers say tweets can predict flu trends at the local level.