Pi Day: How the 'irrational' number pushed the limits of computing

The never-ending number has led to ingenious algorithms used to calculate it with precision, in the process expanding the boundaries of what computers can do.

After 244 years, Encyclopedia Britannica closes the book on print editions

In an era when even on-disk encyclopedias seem to be passé, Britannica's move to all-digital editions was inevitable.

NASA's new trajectory: Angry Birds in space

NASA is going into outer space again, but this time instead of launching a spaceship, it's sending some Angry Birds.

Wolfram Alpha Pro

Wolfram Alpha Pro runs rings around today's search engines

More concierge than search engine, Wolfram Alpha Pro will analyze a query, perform high-end math calculations and even analyze images.

DARPA's cheetahbot breaks speed record for legged robots

The Cheetah, part of the agency's research into all-terrain robots, is designed to move like the speedy hunting cat.

IBM achieves quantum computing milestone

Researchers at IBM have developed new error-correction and fabrication processes that greatly increase processing times for quantum computers.

Windows Kinect

Microsoft Kinect takes a swipe at visualization, geospatial apps

Microsoft's Kinect can take inputs from a mouse, stylus, touch, voice or a motion-sensing device.

CIA wants big data, petascale computing to speed info analysis

The agency is looking at new information processing and networking technologies to dramatically reduce the time it takes to analyze data.

2012 outlook for mobile data traffic

This year, the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the world's population, according to a new forecast, continuing a trend that will help push global mobile data traffic to 10 exabytes by 2016.

PlayStation Vita: Ready for your network?

Almost anything these days could become a client on your network, even a portable gaming console such as the Vita, with all the advantages and risks that entails.

Robot cars get the green light in Nevada

State becomes the first to allow self-driving vehicles -- for testing, at the moment -- which Google says can increase safety.

DARPA's $40K 'quest' tests social media's ability to help in emergency

The CLIQR Quest Challenge asks participants to use their social media skills to locate QR codes that represent resources crews would need in an emergency.

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