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A group called the Shadow Brokers made headlines this month by leaking a hacking tool belonging to the NSA's Tailored Access Operations (TAO) team. Now this week, several informed sources suggest an inside source may have been…
Internauts, today we celebrate this glorious technology that brings us all together! On August 23, 1991--25 years ago today--the public gained access for the first time to the World Wide Web, designed and deployed by computer…
Yet more proof that innovation isn’t only for the young.
The Linux operating system kernel is 25 years old this month. It was August 25, 1991 when Linus Torvalds posted his famous message announcing the project, claiming that Linux was "just a hobby, won't be big and professional like…
Researchers at the Santa Fe Institute and the University of Barcelona have developed a metric that bypasses the limitations associated with other methods of network analysis.
Researchers at the University of Warsaw have used liquid crystal elastomers to develop a bioinspired micro-robot that can mimic the gait of a caterpillar in natural scale.
Although data-driven decisions can be biased and unfair, research suggests this same methodology may make it easier to identify such biases.
A five-fingered robotic hand teaches itself how to manage a complex task.
Neuroscientists have invented a way to watch the ebb and flow of the brain's chemical messengers in real time.
The designer of the chips that run most of the world's mobile devices has announced its first dedicated processor for use in supercomputers.
On a recent Southwest Airlines flight from Baltimore, Shvilla Rasheem arrived in Indianapolis, but her luggage did not.
Internet voting invalidates the secrecy of ballots, according to a report from Verified Voting.
More than half of U.S. high school seniors attend schools that do not offer computer science courses.
Researchers have found making an assistive robot partner expressive and communicative could make it more satisfying to work with and improve trust.
McMaster University researchers say they have developed a way to purify carbon nanotubes.
A new Massachusetts statute signed this month by Gov. Charlie Baker could help close the wage gap between men and women in the information technology industry.
Not everything belongs on the Internet, and the American electoral process is a textbook example. But 31 states don't see it that way.
Researchers have developed a Web application that tells users how harassing they are on Twitter, providing a numerical rating and examples of potentially harassing tweets.
Say you're scrolling through your Facebook Newsfeed and you encounter an ad so eerily well-suited, it seems someone has possibly read your brain.
"Lo and Behold" examines good and bad outcomes of the communication revolution.
For nearly as long as we've walked the Earth, humans have tried to make sense of the stars.
Synthetic biologists report the most far-reaching rewiring yet of a bacterial genome.
I know there isn't one dot of light, but I frantically scan the pitch-black area surrounding me out of habit nonetheless.
A growing number of girls who are trying out robotics in a variety of forums are learning they have a knack for it.
Carnegie Mellon University's Simon Kalouche is developing a new design for legs that would enable a robot to navigate the terrain a goat typically traverses.
University of Washington researchers' interscatter communication method enables various wearables to exchange data with smartphones, watches, and other gadgets.
European Human Brain Project leader Karlheinz Meier offers an overview of the state of neuromorphic computing technology.
The U.S. Navy is funding projects to train autonomous systems to not harm humans.
Like other structural biologists, Eva Nogales works in extraordinary times.
The US has confirmed it is finally ready to cede power of the internet's naming system, ending the almost 20-year process to hand over a crucial part of the internet's governance.