| Aug 13, 2014
So now we know what the Next Big Thing that Dag Kittlaus, the Chicago-area visionary who helped give the world Siri, has been working on for close to two years.
It's Viv, an artificial intelligence system that has the potential to become the...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 12:35 PM
LOS ANGELES Though Robin Williams quit cocaine and alcohol unassisted in 1982, he looked to rehab for help years later
Robin Williams' public life had a quiet personal current running through it for decades: his struggles with cocaine and alcohol...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 1:53 PM
George W. Hilton, a retired college professor, author and transportation economist whose works on railroads and shipping included the seminal history of Maryland's Ma & Pa Railroad, died Aug. 4 of heart failure at Lorien Health Park in Columbia. He was...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University and four other prominent institutions will spend the next five years trying to turn a theoretical "next-generation" form of encryption into a practical way to better protect software from hackers.
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Computer science is getting stunningly close to granting the wish of the Scarecrow, not to mention the needs of the modern soldier.
The Pentagon has long sought what the Wizard of Oz could not manufacture: a brain, or at least an electronic cognition...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 1:57 PM
"When I am angry, will you still embrace me?
When I am thoughtless, will you understand?
Will you believe in me, stand by me willingly?
Will you share some of your questions with me?
If you will show me acceptance,
then I may learn to give as...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 12:28 PM
Terrence P. Carter's chances of becoming New London's superintendent of schools seem remote, now that newspaper disclosures have sparked an investigation into whether he misrepresented his education credentials in past years and copied others' published...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:52 PM
The Food & Drug Administration on Thursday announced it would step up its regulation of a class of lab tests that have been key in ushering in an era of personalized medicine -- a step the agency has long considered against strong opposition by small...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:55 PM
Louis B. Fleming, who was one of The Times' first foreign correspondents and established bureaus for the newspaper at the United Nations and in Rome, died Sunday at his Pasadena home after a brief illness, said a daughter, Leni Fleming. He was 85.
| Jul 8, 2014
| 11:29 AM
A new study suggests that under-exercising, rather than overeating, may be at the heart of America's obesity epidemic.
Researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine report a strong correlation between the rise in obesity and a striking drop in...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:06 PM
To predict a large population's likely response to something--a product, politician or policy--political consultants, marketing gurus and advertising execs have long favored the focus group. Ask a small segment of the target audience what it thinks...