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Researchers have shown the D-Wave One processor behaves in a way that agrees with a model called quantum Monte Carlo, yet disagrees with two candidate classical models.
Regardless of what caused a Malaysia Airlines jet to disappear from the sky over the weekend, air-safety experts predict it will reignite debate over new technology designed to provide immediate clues for investigators in the…
"Nowhere in science have so many devoted so much to create so little consensus," writes physicist, author, and TV presenter Michio Kaku of consciousness research.
Three years ago, researchers at the secretive Google X lab in Mountain View, California, extracted some 10 million still images from YouTube videos and fed them into Google Brain—a network of 1,000 computers programmed to soak…
Let's start with one thing you hear over and over again when interviewing people about privacy: "I've got nothing to hide."
After years of focusing on outside threats, the federal government and its contractors are turning inward, aiming a range of new technologies and counterintelligence strategies at their own employees to root out spies, terrorists…
An emerging class of magnetic materials called multiferroics could help make future computing devices far more energy-efficient than current technologies.
A volunteer group of female undergraduates at Stanford University has created a series of motivational videos to encourage young women to enter computer science fields.
SurroundWeb is a prototype system for displaying Web pages on multiple projectors to display information on the walls of a room.
The U.S. General Services Administration is now accepting applications for the third round of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program.
Researchers have developed technology that could enable affordable flexible electronics, such as roll-up displays, to become widely available.
Saarland University professor Andreas Zeller and his colleagues have developed software that automatically tests other programs for errors.
Crashing websites and overwhelming data centers, a new generation of cyber attacks is costing millions and straining the structure of the Internet.
It's been almost 30 years since the computer scientist Jaron Lanier formed VPL Research, the first company to sell the high-tech goggles and gloves that once defined humanity's concept of where technology might soon take our…
Google recently launched Project Loon, which provides Wi-Fi connectivity to remote locations using high-altitude balloons, wind currents, and solar power.
A conversation with computer scientist Larry Smarr
Irene Greif talks to The Atlantic about her life and legacy.
Lawyers and judges use skill and instinct to sense who might be lying in court.
One of the common myths about the Internet is that it was originally designed during the Cold War to survive nuclear attack.
The Linux Foundation recently created the AllSeen Alliance, which combines the AllJoyn Framework with its open source network.
Optical data storage does not require expensive magnetic materials and works just as well as synthetic alternatives, say researchers.
A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher has patented a quantum processor capable of parallel computing that uses no transistors.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab Human Dynamics Laboratory director Alex Pentland is working on a new theory of human social interaction.
Researchers are studying ways to prevent surrogate robots from unnecessarily revealing the identities of the people with whom they interact.
An electromagnetic mystery in northern Iraq changed the course of Jesse Potter's life.
A network of students and young professionals strive to empower youth in Cuba.
Ten years ago, we knew Titan as a fuzzy orange ball about the size of Mercury.
For the past decade or so, the best defense Getty Images could find against the right-click button on your mouse—home of the "copy" and "save" functions—has been a team of scary lawyers.
New directed self-assembly techniques could resolve issues associated with techniques used in the conventional semiconductor manufacturing process.
Syracuse University researchers have proposed a solution to the U.S. government's ties to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.