Micro- and nano-swimmers can be propelled through media similar to bodily fluids
Micro- or even nano-robots could someday perform medical tasks in the human body. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart have now taken a first step towards this goal. ...
Engineering students embedded intelligence systems headed to International Space Station
Two embedded intelligence systems designed and developed by undergraduate students in Texas A&M University's Dwight Look College of Engineering were aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket headed to the International ...
Ask yourself not how to defeat our privacy tools, but why we feel we need them
The language Robert Hannigan, the new head of GCHQ, uses in his opening statement is well considered in his appeal to openness, democratic values, and the need for corporate responsibility towards helping the ...
Intelligent robots as models for studying human communication
Takayuki Nagai and Tetsuro Nishino share a dream of creating robots with human-like intelligence and, importantly, with "hearts and minds".
C2D2 fighting corrosion
Bridges become an infrastructure problem as they get older, as de-icing salt and carbon dioxide gradually destroy the reinforced concrete. A new robot can now check the condition of these structures, even ...
Tiny chip mimics brain, delivers supercomputer speed
Researchers Thursday unveiled a powerful new postage-stamp size chip delivering supercomputer performance using a process that mimics the human brain.
World's smallest propeller could be used for microscopic medicine
If you thought that the most impressive news in shrinking technology these days was smart watches, think again. Scientists are quietly toiling in their laboratories to create robots that are only nanometers—billionths of ...
Industrial control a weak link in cybersecurity, study says
Cybersecurity threats are rising for industrial control systems around the world, a growing target for attackers seeking to wreak havoc, a study showed Thursday.
Researcher seeks to lessen failures in computerized visual recognition programs
Computer programs that use facial or image recognition systems—be it security cameras or applications that search databases for everything from photographs of wanted criminals to images of bears – are like any other technological ...
Swiss govt tightens tech security over NSA spying
The Swiss government has ordered tighter security for its own computer and telephone systems that could block foreign companies from key technology and communications contracts.
Report says NSA intercepts computer deliveries (Update)
A German magazine lifted the lid on the operations of the National Security Agency's hacking unit Sunday, reporting that American spies intercept computer deliveries, exploit hardware vulnerabilities, and even hijack Microsoft's ...
New technology targets slick winter highways
In the annual battle to keep roads clear of snow and ice, snowplows are about to get much more intelligent.
Future Internet aims to sever links with servers
A revolutionary new architecture aims to make the internet more "social" by eliminating the need to connect to servers and enabling all content to be shared more efficiently.