Tinder, Vice honored in online Webby awards
The online dating app Tinder was this year's "breakout" Internet service while bad-boy news website Vice Media got multiple honors in the "Webby" awards announced Monday.
Study will parse evolutionary shift between life in water and on land
Occasionally, a crux of evolutionary success is summed up with the phrase "only the strong survive." But that's not right exactly. Really, it's a knack for rolling with changes that characterizes most thriving ...
How can we really get to a trillion sensors to power the Internet of Things?
Benton N. Calhoun, Commonwealth Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been selected as the co-winner of the 2015 Edlich-Henderson Innovator of the Year Award, given by the University ...
Snowden calls on UN to protect privacy, rights
Edward Snowden, co-winner of the Right Livelihood Award, has called on the United Nations to propose new measures to protect individual privacy and human rights.
Turing computing prize jumps to $1 mn (Update)
Prize money for the prestigious Turing Award for brilliance in the computing industry has quadrupled to $1 million after a cash injection from Google, organizers said Thursday.
JFK New Frontier awards go to mayor, scientist
The innovative mayor of a central New York city and the founder of a company that empowers scientific research in developing countries have been named recipients of the 2014 John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards.
Inflatable incubator wins 2014 James Dyson award
Court tosses $368 mn patent case verdict against Apple
A federal appeals court on Tuesday tossed out a $368 million verdict against Apple, ruling that jurors were given evidence that may have skewed the sum.
Ahead of Emmys, Netflix already winning online
Even if it doesn't take home any of the major trophies at Monday's Emmy Awards, Netflix will have already proven itself the top winner in one regard: Internet programming.
Rice physicist emerges as leader in quantum materials research
"Emergent" is a key concept in the work of Rice University theoretical physicist Andriy Nevidomskyy, and thanks to two prestigious new awards, it is also an apt description of his work.
Rice chemist wins 'Nobel Prize of Cyprus'
Rice University organic chemist K.C. Nicolaou has earned three prestigious international honors, including the Nemitsas Prize, the highest honor a Cypriot scientist can receive and one of the most prestigious ...
Facebook awards 'Internet Defense Prize'
Facebook awarded a $50,000 Internet Defense Prize to a pair of German researchers with a seemingly viable approach to detecting vulnerabilities in Web applications.
Jury holds line on damages in Apple patent case (Update)
Jurors on Monday held the line on its $119.6 million damages award to Apple in its latest patent battle with smartphone rival Samsung in Silicon Valley.
Google, Jay Z among 2014 Webby winners
Google, Jay Z and crowdfunding site Kickstarter are among the winners of this year's Webby Awards, a celebration of Internet achievement that got its start nearly two decades ago.