New error-correcting codes guarantee the fastest possible rate of data transmission
Error-correcting codes are one of the triumphs of the digital age. Theyre a way of encoding information so that it can be transmitted across a communication channel such as an optical fiber o ...
Staggering surge in Android gadget viruses: Juniper
The arsenal of malicious code aimed at Android-powered gadgets has grown exponentially, with criminals hiding viruses in applications people download to devices, according to Juniper Networks.
Apple girding gadgets against hackers
Apple on Friday said it was working to patch a vulnerability that hackers could use to break into the company's popular iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch gadgets.
Microsoft takes down major fake drug spam network
Microsoft on Thursday announced the dismantling of a "notorious and complex" network of virus-infected computers used to send billions of email messages daily hawking fake drugs.
US Cyber Command logo contains coded message
9ec4c12949a4f31474f299058ce2b22a. That's not garble, it's the coded message inscribed in the logo of the newly created US Cyber Command.
Researchers crack 'splicing code,' solve a mystery underlying biological complexity
Researchers at the University of Toronto have discovered a fundamentally new view of how living cells use a limited number of genes to generate enormously complex organs such as the brain.
Explained: The Shannon limit
It's the early 1980s, and you’re an equipment manufacturer for the fledgling personal-computer market. For years, modems that send data over the telephone lines have been stuck at a maximum rate of 9.6 kilobits ...
Novel polymer delivers genetic medicine, allows tracking
Theresa M. Reineke, associate professor of chemistry in the College of Science, and colleagues in her lab at Virginia Tech and at the University of Cincinnati have developed a new molecule that can travel ...
Schools crack down on teen 'sexting'
At 19, Melanie Young knows firsthand about the devastating consequences of sexting.
Lost in translation: Perfectionist protein-maker trashes errors
The enzyme machine that translates a cell's DNA code into the proteins of life is nothing if not an editorial perfectionist.