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Leading members of the U.S. cryptography and information-security research communities express their outrage over U.S. surveillance practices.
Computer scientists have identified almost two dozen computers that were actively working to sabotage the Tor privacy network by carrying out attacks that can degrade encrypted connections between end users and the websites or…
Scientists using the Herschel space observatory have made the first definitive detection of water vapor on the largest and roundest object in the asteroid belt, Ceres.
The Ukrainian government used telephone technology to pinpoint the locations of cellphones in use near clashes between riot police officers and protesters early on Tuesday, illustrating that techniques that can be used to target…
Researchers are developing a team of small satellites that will serve as traffic cops in space.
The University of Texas at Austin this month will deploy Maverick, a high-performance visualization and data analytics system that will replace the Longhorn system.
Researchers have used the direct measurement method to measure a 27-dimensional quantum state in a single experiment with no post-processing.
Silver nanowires have been used to develop wearable, multifunctional sensors that can measure strain, pressure, human touch, and electrocardiograms.
The USA Science & Engineering Festival this year will include a "Robot Zoo" where robot-builders can show their creations.
Google's quantum revolution is still in the slow lane.
Chemists have unveiled a technique that can get under the skin of paintings to provide a three-dimensional analysis of the old masters' works without causing any damage.
Transparent displays have a variety of potential applications—such as the ability to see navigation or dashboard information while looking through the windshield of a car or plane, or to project video onto a window or a pair…
Researchers say they have developed an algorithm that can accurately identify objects in images or video sequences without human calibration.
RegRank is an algorithm that measures how well public feedback is received and incorporated into the rules for Wall Street traders.
Researchers say they have demonstrated that supercomputers could be used as an energy-efficient source for spin-based devices.
Koc University professor Ozgur Baris Akan recently received the European Research Council's first Consolidator Grant.
Researchers recently examined how Bitcoins have been used since their introduction.
A mysterious new technology emerges, seemingly out of nowhere, but actually the result of two decades of intense research and development by nearly anonymous researchers.
U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency director Arati Prabhakar says the agency has remained focused on its mission since its inception in 1958.
A gang of shadowy hackers tears through the systems of big-box retailers, making off with millions of credit and debit card numbers in a matter of weeks and generating headlines around the country.
Researchers have discovered that sodium bismuthate can exist as a form of quantum matter called a three-dimensional topological Dirac semi-metal.
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Sending ants to the International Space Station could help determine how they change the algorithms that modulate their group behavior in an exotic environment.
There are about 18.5 million software developers in the world, including about 7.5 million hobbyists, according to research firm IDC.
In recruiting a research team, some scientists would do well to include a few seals. Over the past ten years, around 350 of these blubbery mammals—mostly elephant seals, but also Weddell and crabeater seals—have been outfitted…
Amazon.com knows you so well it wants to ship your next package before you order it.
It was a fairy-tale ending to a tense chapter in the story of the Rosetta space mission this evening as ESA heard from its distant spacecraft for the first time in 31 months.
"Organs on a chip" and quantitative structure–activity relationship modeling are among the technologies increasingly standing in for animal testing.
President Barack Obama isn't the only one struggling to balance national security and civil liberties with the country's post-Sept. 11 surveillance programs.
MIT Media Lab professor emeritus Marvin Minsky, 86, a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence, has won the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the information and communications technologies category.