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An international research team has exposed a vulnerability in the sensors used in medical devices, Bluetooth microphones, and computers.
A potential crowd-powered delivery system called TwedEx would deliver packages to consumers without requiring them to deviate from normal routes.
For all the talk of artificial intelligence and all the games of SimCity that have been played, no one in the world can actually simulate living things. Biology is so complex that nowhere on Earth is there a comprehensive model…
Anjan Contractor's 3D food printer might evoke visions of the "replicator" popularized in Star Trek, from which Captain Picard was constantly interrupting himself to order tea. And indeed Contractor's company, Systems & Materials…
In 2009, Sean Gourley, an Oxford-trained physicist, gave a TED talk called "The Mathematics of War."
I'm watching a live video feed of people visiting a cafe in London.
Researchers say they have discovered the fundamental principles of locomotion that robot teams could use to quickly travel through underground tunnels.
U.S. education needs improved quality control if it is to produce better results, says the founder of the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program.
Intel Labs is launching a data economy initiative to help consumers realize more of the value of their personal digital information.
Disney’s research arm has solved a problem that you probably didn’t even know robots have—their inability to accept objects from people in a natural way.
"Our imagination is stretched to the utmost," wrote Richard Feynman, the greatest physicist of his day, "not, as in fiction, to imagine things which are not really there, but just to comprehend those things that are there."
Getting rid of obsolete data is getting more difficult, thanks to new regulations and more personal devices in the workplace.
Sometimes the connection between art and science is clear.
Her hair is brown and tied back into a professional-looking ponytail.
In the opening scene of the movie "Robot & Frank," which takes place in the near future, Frank, an elderly man who lives alone, is arguing with his son about going to a medical center for Alzheimer's treatment when the son interrupts…
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has used the drill on its robotic arm to collect a powdered sample from the interior of a rock called "Cumberland."
Mobile phones, wearable devices, and self-driving cars are generating buzz as the future of technology. But the old Web browser is being reinvented too, in a trend with implications for how consumers work and entertain themselves…
Sharif loves using his mukhabera. "I use it daily, mostly at night time, because signals are clear at that time," he says. "I am in touch with most of my friends this way."
Researchers are using computer hardware and programming with genetic sequencing tools to help identify the sources of ailments at the genetic level.
A badminton-playing robot demonstrates methodology and tools under development for optimizing energy flows/losses throughout a machine.
A combination of x-rays and computer modeling offers historians a way to read ancient parchments so fragile they cannot be unrolled.
Henry Markram believes his Human Brain Project can simulate all 86 billion neurons in the human brain as well as the 100 trillion connections among them.
Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke says innovation and information technology are fueling economic change.
The UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country's IXA Group has enhanced the use of the vast Europeana digital library.
Researchers have developed a system assess how muscles in the face move in response to watching a video.
Imagine a computer that can teach your mobile phone to recognize any object it sees, or one that can instantly find optimal travel routes for thousands of planes to avoid a snowstorm and deliver their passengers safely to a destination…
Forty-five years after Intel was founded by Silicon Valley legends Gordon Moore and Bob Noyce, it is the world's leading semiconductor company.
The goal of the U.S. patent system is clear: to provide individuals or companies with an incentive to innovate by offering them 20 years of exclusive rights to an invention.
The Neuro-Inspired Computational Elements workshop is aimed at finding ways to tap the brain's ability to transmit signals along massively parallel channels.
The Multi-Robot Cognitive Systems Operating in Hospitals project gives European researchers the opportunity to examine how humans and robots interact.