Small islands may amplify tsunamis
Small islands, long thought to be natural tsunami barriers for coast-dwellers, may in fact amplify the waves they are supposed to break, researchers warned Wednesday.
Researchers develop social sensing game to detect classroom bullies
A social computer game designed by researchers in computer science and educational psychology at the University of Illinois can identify bullies in elementary school classrooms and help scholars better understand ...
Apple sold by Jobs from parents' garage up for auction
An early Apple device sold by Steve Jobs from his parents' garage goes under the hammer in New York next month valued at $400,000-600,000 in an increasingly competitive computer relic market.
Dance choreography improves girls' computational skills
Clemson researchers find that blending movement and computer programming supports girls in building computational thinking skills, according to an ongoing study funded by the National Science Foundation and ...
Gender fairness prevails in most fields of academic science
Women are significantly underrepresented in many science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, and attempts to understand why have only resulted in disagreement among researchers, the lay public, ...
Microsoft promises new Office for Macs next year
After a long wait, Microsoft says it plans to release a new version of its popular Office software package for Mac computers - but not until next year.
HP announces Sprout—a truly innovative workstation
US market lifts global tablet sales: survey
Strong sales in the United States helped boost the global market for tablet computers in the third quarter, tracker IDC said Thursday.
Asteroid Apophis could experience landslides when it passes near Earth
Lenovo wraps up purchase of Motorola phone unit
Lenovo Group announced the completion of its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google Inc. on Thursday in a move aimed at making the Chinese computer maker a global smartphone brand.
Project will apply cognitive computing to uncover new patient treatment options
IBM today announced a new initiative to accelerate the adoption of genomic based medicine at Cleveland Clinic. Researchers at Cleveland Clinic will use IBM Watson technology in the area of genomic research to help oncologists ...
New system would allow programmers to easily trade computational accuracy for energy savings
As transistors get smaller, they also grow less reliable. Increasing their operating voltage can help, but that means a corresponding increase in power consumption.
Baidu profit up 27 percent as mobile grows
Chinese search engine Baidu Inc. said Thursday its quarterly profit rose 27 percent as user traffic for its mobile operation surpassed passed its desktop computer-based search business.
Cinema-like environment helps audiences become immersed in movies even when shown on small screens
If the surroundings are designed to be sufficiently stimulating, even a simple computer screen is enough to generate an intense cinematic experience. After observing some 300 study subjects, researchers at ...