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A long time ago in a galaxy half the universe away, a flood of high-energy gamma rays began its journey to Earth.
In this era of big data, the world needs tools that can visualize the most important aspects of data without having to hold it all in memory.
After the recent attacks in Paris and in San Bernardino, Calif., social media platforms are under pressure from politicians to do more to take down messages and videos intended to promote terrorist groups and recruit members.
Researchers have demonstrated a method of modulating the conductance of DNA by controlling its structure.
University Health Network researchers have discovered how to diagnose Alzheimer's disease with more than 82% accuracy.
Software engineering at Yahoo has undergone a transformation resulting in fewer errors and a much faster development cycle.
As politicians and counter-terrorism officials search for lessons from the recent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, senior officials have called for limits on technology that sends encrypted messages.
For a story that takes place "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away" a great deal of the technology in the "Star Wars" series actually has parallels today on planet Earth.
Although it's already been used by industry, the military and some emergency services, it was expensive and therefore had a limited market.
The Georgia Institute of Technology's launch of an inexpensive online computer science master's degree program two years ago has had mixed results.
National University of Singapore researchers have shown a quantum computer can solve insoluble problems even if it is traveling along "open time-like curves."
Researchers from the University of Michigan are using machine-learning techniques to develop new lie-detecting software.
Stanford University engineers are leading a multi-institution effort to develop a revolutionary high-rise architecture for computing.
A number of lawmakers on Thursday expressed a growing frustration with technology companies and signaled Congress would consider either curbing encrypted communications or allowing law enforcement to gain new access to records…
A group of prominent Silicon Valley investors and technology companies said on Friday that they would establish an artificial-intelligence research center to develop "digital intelligence" that will benefit humanity.
Join us in the Linux Voice time machine once more as we go back to the 1970s and the early Cray supercomputers.
A logical paradox at the heart of mathematics and computer science turns out to have implications for the real world, making a basic question about matter fundamentally unanswerable.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has begun an up-close investigation of dark sand dunes up to two stories tall. The dunes are on the rover's trek up the lower portion of a layered Martian mountain.
In response to growing enrollment and increasing interest from other disciplines, Princeton University is expanding its computer science faculty by more than 30%.
Belgium's University of Leuven has become a stage where privacy and surveillance advocates are fighting over digital encryption.
Eindhoven University of Technology researchers have developed a tiny sensor powered by the radio waves it uses to communicate information.
Researchers have proposed a tree-counting project that combines better algorithms with less costly and faster data processing.
Scientists are developing new technologies to enhance human-animal communication and interaction.
When riot police descended on protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, last year sporting assault rifles and armored vehicles, the images sparked an awareness of the military technologies and tactics authorities have adopted over the…
At a NASA lab in Silicon Valley, Google is testing a quantum computer—a machine based on the seemingly magical principles of quantum mechanics, the physics of things like atoms and electrons and photons.
Taking inspiration from the way humans seem to learn, scientists have created AI software capable of picking up new knowledge in a far more efficient and sophisticated way.
Our home galaxy isn't as hospitable to life as you might think.
When a lonely Virginia teenager named Ali Amin got curious about the Islamic State last year and went online to learn more, he found a virtual community awaiting.
Three young weather enthusiasts in Pennsylvania have developed a new computer model that can predict visually striking sunsets.
A researcher has built stratification graphs to provide deeper understanding of how characteristics of an underlying physical system can change from small perturbations.