Frank Miller proposed the one-time pad in 1882, but his contributions were only recently recognized.
Bouvet Island's most valuable resource might be its untapped .bv country code.
A startup called Amber will deploy truly driverless cars this year — but they’ll move only by night.
Sadly, the 1-gram spy craft couldn't withstand a gentle breeze, but later dragonfly-inspired UAVs proved far more capable
The surprising story behind the software that conquered the world, one slide at a time
Smartphones do a better job and allow for positive reinforcement and incentives.
The home testing kit for male fertility would just need your smartphone and semen sample.
Hugo Gernsback believed millions yearned for his 3D TV eyeglasses.
Sean Andrist, a PhD student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been researching social gaze with robots. He’s developed algorithms that help robots look at people at the right times and in the right ways. It’s not just making the robots less creepy, but more helpful as well.
At the Zurich games, people with disabilities will use robotics to go for the gold.
Today’s technology makes a 1-exaflop supercomputer capable of performing 1 million trillion floating-point operations per second almost inevitable. But pushing supercomputing beyond that point to 10 exaflops or more will require major changes in both computing technologies and computer architectures.
The most organic and eco-friendly way of dealing with weeds is the old-fashioned way: physically removing them. And the best way to do that might just be to just smash the weeds way down into the ground, which is faster, easier, and something a robot can do excellently.
Quantum computing could potentially solve certain problems much faster than today’s classical computers while using comparatively less power to perform the calculations. Yet the energy efficiency of quantum computing still remains a mystery.
The magnetic stripe card is going into forced retirement, replaced by the chip card after just too many security breaches that cost banks and retailers far too much money.
Why the tantalizing promise of replacing silicon with molecular components has yet to be fulfilled
The 25th anniversary of the IEEE 802.11 wireless standard provides a chance to glimpse next-gen Wi-Fi.
Renewable energy projects and energy efficiency measures — particularly those that replace coal-fired power plants — will not only decrease carbon emissions but may also have major health implications worth millions of dollars.
Whenever someone sends a website request or email, Internet data packets crossing the world can run afoul of data censorship or modification in certain countries, such as China. A new system provides a way for Internet users to route their data around specified “forbidden” countries.
Jets, rockets, and computer models will help a British team break 1,000 mph.
Unless you’re a teenage wizard, making things invisible involves some challenges — cloaking devices tend to be bulky and absorb some of the light they’re trying to reroute. Now a new design may lead to invisibility cloaks that are thinner and don’t lose brightness, rendering them more practical for certain uses.