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U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration researchers are developing a interstellar robot that could land on a planet by hitting the surface and bouncing.
Researchers say it is possible to access a non-connected computer through its speakers.
IBM plans to jumpstart Watson with a $100-million venture fund to build a business around the supercomputer that famously beat two human champions at the TV game show "Jeopardy!" in 2011.
Finding the most efficient way to transport items across a network like the U.S. highway system or the Internet is a problem that has taxed mathematicians and computer scientists for decades.
Carlo Séquin lives in a world of impossible objects and mind-bending shapes.
Representative Steve Stockman (R-Tex.) is no stranger to provocative proposals.
"Cars will become the first robot most of us experience in our lifetime," says Gartner analyst Thilo Koslowski.
Graphic designers are experimenting with new ways of presenting data, to better display the information people download over a range of devices.
Researchers have developed an algorithm that predicts which genes can be turned off to fight aging.
Online tasting could become another staple for people who live the digital life.
Researchers have found that college and professional football, hockey, and basketball are much less complicated than most people think.
I remember when I first looked up a patient on Google.
Google Street View has become an essential part of the online mapping experience.
Intel says its new three-dimensional webcam can combine with voice, touch, and gesture to make human interaction more natural and intuitive.
Green-conscious data centers increasingly will be powered by renewable energy.
Celebrities, businesses, and even the U.S. State Department have bought bogus Facebook likes, Twitter followers or YouTube viewers from offshore "click farms," where workers tap, tap, tap the thumbs up button, view videos or…
Over the past few years, electronics have evolved way past the silicon wafer.
More than three-quarters of the planet candidates discovered by NASA's Kepler spacecraft have sizes ranging from that of Earth to that of Neptune, which is nearly four times as big as Earth.
Intel says it has seen the future, and it doesn’t include a keyboard.
If there's one human characteristic that’s difficult to emulate in artificial intelligence, it's creativity.
Location is a key indicator of personal travel patterns and habits.
The Pirate Bay is developing a tool designed to thwart copyright enforcers.
Sony, Toshiba, Samsung, Panasonic, Philips, LG, and Sharp have introduced TVs that support VP9, Google's new 4K video format.
A security freelancer has published a proof-of-concept code for exploiting a security flaw in the Dual Elliptic Curve Deterministic Random Bit Generator.
U.S. cable and satellite television operators, already locking horns with programmers over subscriber fees, are now squaring off over the mobile apps that viewers are increasingly using to watch TV.
There has been a lot of news lately about nefarious-sounding backdoors being inserted into cryptographic standards and toolkits.
Eighth graders didn't have Facebook or Twitter to share news back then, in January 2004.
Early Mars rovers had little more intelligence than a fancy remote-controlled car.
The next generation of cognitive computers aims to serve as cognitive assistants that will supplement human intelligence.
The global population of self-driving cars is projected to grow to 11.8 million by 2030, according to a study by IHS Automotive.