Facebook tests video ads in budding YouTube challenge
Facebook on Thursday confirmed that it is dabbling in video ads and sharing revenue with content creators, in a move that would compete with Google-owned YouTube.
Collaboratively exploring virtual worlds
Today's students are accustomed to highly stimulating and interactive content, whether in the form of video games or mobile apps. As a result, they respond to a higher level of interactivity and engagement ...
There are better ways to combat piracy than blocking websites
The Senate passed controversial anti-piracy legislation, the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015, last night. But it's not so clear whether the legislation will actually achieve its stated ends of re ...
Increased carbon dioxide levels in air restrict plants' ability to absorb nutrients
The rapidly rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere affect plants' absorption of nitrogen, which is the nutrient that restricts crop growth in most terrestrial ecosystems. Researchers at the University ...
Researchers show how cells solve biochemical challenges as they get bigger
In any textbook diagram, a group of red blood cells, skin cells or nerve cells will typically be identical in size. But, just as no two people are quite the same height and weight, in a population of real cells there are ...
Intelligent Flash pause in Chrome update will improve battery life
Lenovo REACHit app to add muscle to Cortana search
Yeast protein network could provide insights into human obesity
A team of biologists and a mathematician have identified and characterized a network composed of 94 proteins that work together to regulate fat storage in yeast.
Doctor evidence brings valuable health data to IBM Watson ecosystem
Today, Doctor Evidence, a clinical health research data provider, announced a content partnership with IBM Watson to contribute valuable clinical cancer research content to Watson's oncology solutions and developer ecosystem. ...
Playboy puts clothes back on for new mobile app
Playboy on Thursday launched a new mobile app—but don't look for nudity.
Spotify introduces video, radio service
While saying that it is still a music company at heart, Spotify says it is expanding its lineup to include podcasts, news radio and video streaming.
Researchers create first hidden, real-time, screen-camera communication
Opening the way for new applications of smart devices, Dartmouth researchers have created the first form of real-time communication that allows screens and cameras to talk to each other without the user knowing ...
Cause of galactic death: Strangulation
As murder mysteries go, it's a big one: how do galaxies die and what kills them? A new study, published today in the journal Nature, has found that the primary cause of galactic death is strangulation, which ...
Facebook not an information bubble, researchers conclude
Social media networks like Facebook are not putting users in an ideological information bubble, despite fears to the contrary, a new research report said Thursday.