These people and technologies made headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Policies for Top Level Domain expansion put too much burden on trademark holders to defend themselves against infringing domain names.
From invisible tanks to radar that can see through walls, the GCN Lab's coverage this year points to some jaw-dropping technology developments in 2012.
The U.S. Navy is developing new software programs to make its ocean-going robots more independent.
Nanotubes can be configured to create the blackest black, rendering an object invisible to radar or vision at night, researchers say. You wouldn't even be able to see Wonder Woman sitting inside.
With new funding and newly discovered planets to study, scientists resume their search for intelligent life in space.
The innovative architecture could lead to data-centric computing that allows massive amounts of data to be accessed in less than a billionth of a second.
Results of DARPA's Shredder Challenge could one day help soldiers piece together destroyed enemy documents.
The fiscal 2012 budget for the National Institute of Standards and Technology is up slightly from last year, but money for cybersecurity programs, gets a significant boost.
Bot networks are clever enough to harvest personal information from social networking sites. But are these social bots smart, or are we just being dumb?
The Philips LivingColors Generation 2 LED Lamp can light up a room with grace and style, and a whole lot of color.
A team at Northwestern University discovers a great leap forward in lithium-ion technology.