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A complete lack of formal scientific training has not kept Johan Sosa from dabbling with one of the most powerful molecular-biology tools to come along in decades.
That's the takeaway from a new report by Forrester Research, Inc.
Google chief Internet evangelist Vint Cerf says he finds certain aspects of the Internet of Things particularly worrisome.
A few lines in a seemingly routine RAND Corp. report on the future of technology and law enforcement last week raised a provocative question: Should police have the power to take control of a self-driving car?
North Carolina State University researchers are seeking to address aspects of security tools for software developers.
The way computer science classrooms are decorated can influence high school girls' interest in taking introductory computer science classes, suggests a new study.
In the fall of 2008, Louis C.K. was a guest on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and delivered a soon-to-be-viral rant called "Everything's Amazing and Nobody's Happy."
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers say they have built a three-dimensional printer capable of building objects with 10 photopolymer materials.
European researchers have developed a robot that is learning to make pizzas and pancakes by reading through WikiHow's written directions.
An optimization algorithm developed by researchers in Sweden could potentially reduce energy consumption in robot-intensive manufacturing industries by up to 40%.
Joseph Traub, a leading figure in developing the field of computational complexity, passed away Monday morning, August 24.
For companies like the dating site Ashley Madison or the health insurer Anthem, financial loss, customer anger and professional embarrassment aren't the only consequences of getting massively gutted by hackers. Now a court has…
When 80,000 fans pack MetLife Stadium each time the Giants and the Jets play this season, they are unlikely to notice the 22 new radio receivers placed discreetly around the building. Nor will they see the radio frequency chips…
Financing options for coding boot camps help get new programmers gain skills, and eventually, jobs.
Quantum key distribution is regularly touted as the encryption of the future. While the keys are exchanged on an insecure channel, the laws of physics provide a guarantee that two parties can exchange a secret key without knowing…
Edith Cowan University's Hezekiah Babatunde has developed an image-recognition program that can identify plant species from a photograph of a single leaf.
Facebook has open-sourced its library for automatically generating Hack code, a more scalable version of PHP.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Autodesk have signed a cooperative research and development agreement to experiment with design software.
The closest-yet views of Ceres, delivered by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, show the small world's features in unprecedented detail, including Ceres' tall, conical mountain; crater formation features and narrow, braided fractures.
From Rosie, the Jetsons' robot maid, to Arnold Schwarzenegger's cyborg in The Terminator, popular culture has frequently conceived of robots as having a human-like form, complete with "eyes" and mechanical limbs. But tech reporter…
A new technology called "RoboKiller" has won a $25,000 grand prize from the Federal Trade Commission in the agency's "Robocalls: Humanity Strikes Back" contest aimed at promoting technologies to block and defeat the scourge of…
Researchers at Harvard University and the State University of New York at Buffalo are developing robots able to function outside of ideal, predictable environments.
Indiana University researchers have trained machine-learning algorithms to accurately predict the next batch of successful female fashion models.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed what they call the first computer file system that ensures no loss of data when the system crashes.
A bipartisan group of Capitol Hill staffers last week attended Stanford University's second Congressional Cyber Boot Camp.
Researchers say they have developed an algorithm that can interpret patients' breathing patterns to let medical providers know what is happening in their lungs.
University of Maryland researchers have developed a way to prove to Internet users that their information did not cross through certain geographic areas.
A Yale University computer scientist is refining a program that produces music, which has fooled more than 200 humans into thinking the music was created by a human.
Silicon Valley icon Lawrence Lessig knows his moonshot bid for the White House hinges on the innovation and support of the tech industry.
The U.K.'s Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has ordered Google to remove links from its search results that point to news stories reporting on earlier removals of links from its search results.