Rethink book as computer interface, says designer (w/ Video)
Guinness record: World's thinnest glass is just two atoms thick
(Phys.org) —At just a molecule thick, it's a new record: The world's thinnest sheet of glass, a serendipitous discovery by scientists at Cornell and Germany's University of Ulm, is recorded for posterity ...
Google prevails in long-running book digitization case (Update)
A US judge Thursday threw out a long-running challenge to Google's massive book-scanning project in a decision that could transform copyright law in the digital age.
Bend-it e-books get real with EPD in factory mode
Bending world's thinnest glass shows atoms' dance for first time (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Watch what happens when you bend and break the world's thinnest glass. This glass, discovered by Cornell University researchers and their international team of collaborators, was recently featured ...
Kaspersky Lab nails 'Find and Call' trojan bearing phone-book service
Life in Antarctic lake? It's everywhere else
If scientists find microbes in a frigid lake two miles beneath the thick ice of Antarctica, it will illustrate once again that somehow life finds a way to survive in the strangest and harshest places.
Next-gen e-readers: Improved 'peacock' technology could lock in color for high-res displays
Iridescence, or sheen that shifts color depending on your viewing angle, is pretty in peacock feathers. But it's been a nuisance for engineers trying to mimic the birds' unique color mechanism to make high-resolution, reflective, ...
New smart e-book system more convenient than paper-based books
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) announced today that its research team headed by Professor Howon Lee from the IT Convergence Research Institute has developed a technology that will ...
Review: Tablet-PC hybrids a study in trade-offs
Since Windows 8's debut in October, there have been a range of hot-looking devices that try to combine elements of tablets and traditional PCs. These hybrids seem as if they would be great both for relaxing ...
Measuring materialism in children's books
(Phys.org) —Rachel Franz has read more than her share of books to young children growing up next to a daycare center, babysitting neighborhood children and working as a nanny. It didn't take long for the ...
Adamant Apple in court to fight ebook conspiracy
Apple goes on the defensive Monday with the start of a trial in which US officials allege the company was the "ringmaster" of a conspiracy to raise prices of electronic books.
Duel over Apple's punishment for e-book price-fixing
US antitrust attorneys defended their push to restrict Apple in the e-books market as hearings opened Friday on how to punish the the tech giant found guilty of price-fixing.
New Kindle Touch is an impressive e-reader
When it comes to reading digital books, tablets are all the rage. But there's a lot to like about simple e-readers, which over the past year have become both a lot cheaper and a lot less clunky.