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RoboBee is a tiny flying robot with a self-stabilizing feature inspired by the light-sensing organs of insects.
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, Samsung introduced new software for its tablets, called the Magazine UX.
A "kick" during the World Cup opening ceremonies shows the progress of helping the paralyzed to move again.
Massachusetts' top court ruled, in a 5-2 decision on Wednesday, that a criminal suspect can be ordered to decrypt his seized computer.
In a sweeping victory for privacy rights in the digital age, the Supreme Court on Wednesdayunanimously ruled that the police need warrants to search the cellphones of people they arrest.
Doctors faced with the tricky task of spotting rare genetic diseases in children may soon be asking parents to email their family photos.
Broadcast and cable TV are not dead yet.
An Irish judge has rendered a preliminary judgment that may have sweeping consequences for U.S. e-commerce firms.
The U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence wants to develop technology that will enable computers to think like humans.
Private information can be obtained from encrypted communications using a technique known as traffic analysis to find patterns in the data stream.
Researchers are developing a facial recognition program designed to rapidly match pictures of children with their biological parents.
Researchers have studied the behavior of 200,000 people on Chinese dating site Baihe.com to gain insight into how successful online matches are made.
Newly developed software uses video from wearable devices such as Google Glass and smartwatches to read PIN codes typed onto an iPad from almost 10 feet away.
Imperial College Intelligent Systems and Networks Group deputy head Jeremy Pitt is working to endow algorithms with a sense of ethics.
The more cores—or processing units—a computer chip has, the bigger the problem of communication between cores becomes.
Modern computers are not unlike the looms of the industrial revolution: They follow programmed instructions to weave intricate patterns.
In September 1976, in the midst of the Cold War, Victor Ivanovich Belenko, a disgruntled Soviet pilot, veered off course from a training flight over Siberia in his MiG-25 Foxbat, flew low and fast across the Sea of Japan, and…
Newly uncovered components of a digital surveillance tool used by more than 60 governments worldwide provide a rare glimpse at the extensive ways law enforcement and intelligence agencies use the tool to surreptitiously record…
Wearable technologies help pet and livestock owners know their animals better than ever before.
What do you see when you look at these images?
Saarland University researchers have developed a new method of booting up quantum computers to set up a chip with just five quantum bits.
Approximately 3,400 researchers from 350 institutions used the Stampede supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center in its first year.
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover will complete a Martian year—687 Earth days—on June 24, having accomplished the mission's main goal of determining whether Mars once offered environmental conditions favorable for microbial life.
Los Alamos National Laboratory has a new high-performance computer system called Wolf that will be used for unclassified research.
The TOP500 semi-annual ranking of the world's most powerful supercomputers, announced yesterday, revealed that China's Tianhe-2 has kept its first-place position.
John M. (Mike) McConnell says that technology alone isn't enough to secure corporate networks from pervasive and increasingly damaging cyberattacks.
Labs in the U.S. and U.K. are working on next-generation GPS that's so cool, it won't even use satellites.
A digital Big Brother is coming to work, for better or worse.
Columbia University researchers have discovered a security problem in Google Play.
Security researchers have reverse-engineered some of the wireless spying devices used by the U.S. National Security Agency.