US readers turn increasingly to digital books, study finds
US readers are increasingly opting for digital books instead of ink-and-paper editions, according to a Pew Research Center study released on Thursday.
$99 Google laptops for schools sold out
US teachers have flooded school-centric charity website DonorsChoose.org to snap up Chrome notebook computers Google made available to classrooms for just $99 each.
It's complicated: Hidden protein folding complexity revealed by simple Markov state models
Developing a robot that can go where humans fear to tread
It sounds like a science fiction scenario: a nuclear reactor is racing toward meltdown, and someone needs to close a valve to stop cooling water from leaking out of the reactor. Unfortunately, radiation levels ...
Microsoft has patent ambitions for immersive gaming
Investigation of 'cognitive fingerprints' to bolster computer passwords
(Phys.org)—It won't make passwords passé, but a team led by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) intends to use "cognitive fingerprints" to make sure you are you, and not an imposter.
Estonian first graders to learn computer code
Tech-savvy Estonia has launched a project encouraging public schools to teach pupils, including first graders, to write computer code, the project's authors said Thursday.
Scientists integrating multiple organ-on-chip systems to mimic the whole human body
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University today announced that it has entered into a Cooperative Agreement worth up to $37 million with the Defense Advanced Research ...
Google patent calls on eyes to unlock smart glasses
Interdisciplinary research leads to reduced construction costs and multiple awards
Mani Golparvar-Fard, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, has developed an augmented reality modeling system that automatically analyzes physical progress on large-scale ...
Google unveils ultrafast wired home project
Google on Thursday unveiled an ultrafast Web service along with an Internet television subscription in the Kansas City area as part of a pilot project to boost broadband speeds.
Searching genomic data faster with new algorithm
In 2001, the Human Genome Project and Celera Genomics announced that after 10 years of work at a cost of some $400 million, they had completed a draft sequence of the human genome. Today, sequencing a human genome is something ...
SDSC's Trestles supercomputer speeds clean energy research
A team of Harvard University researchers has been allocated time on the Trestles supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego to perform computational calculations ...
Apple plans nation's biggest private fuel cell energy project in NC
North Carolina will be home to the nation's largest private fuel cell energy project, a nonpolluting, silent power plant that will generate electricity from hydrogen.