Multimedia stories show how engineers shape the future
The National Science Foundation (NSF) today released a special report featuring the work of a creative group of researchers--engineers who are investigating new phenomena, devising new capabilities, and designing ...
500,000 Android devices activated each day: Google
More than 500,000 devices running Google's Android software are being activated every day, a senior Google executive said on Tuesday.
Tablet war pushes PC makers to focus on R&D
The tablet war is pushing personal computer makers to focus more on research and development and Web-based ecosystems to enable their products to stand out in an increasingly crowded market.
Microsoft demos new Windows '8' for tablets, PCs
Microsoft gave a sneak preview of Windows 8, a next-generation operating system designed to work on both personal computers and touchscreen tablets.
Apple's Jobs to unveil 'Lion' operating system
Ailing chief executive Steve Jobs will return from sick leave to unveil Apple's latest generation of software next week, the firm announced Tuesday.
Google notebooks challenge Microsoft
Notebook computers powered by Google software are heading to market in a direct assault on the Windows operating system at the heart of Microsoft's technology empire.
Best of Android packed into 'Ice Cream Sandwich'
Google on Tuesday said it is packing the best of its Honeycomb tablet computer software into a new "Ice Cream Sandwich" version of Android for mobile devices.
Consumption, carbon emissions and international trade
Accurately calculating the amount of carbon dioxide emitted in the process of producing and bringing products to our doorsteps is nearly impossible, but still a worthwhile effort, two Carnegie researchers claim in a commentary ...
What decides neural stem cell fate?
Researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute and their collaborators found that expression of a gene called SOX2 maintains the potential for neural crest stem cells to become neurons in the peripheral nervous ...
Health costs huge risk to advanced economies: IMF
The cost of health care poses a burden to developed countries that could spark immense financial crises if not contained, the International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday.
New model of whiskers provides insight into sense of touch
Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a model that will allow them to simulate how rats use their whiskers to sense objects around them. The model enables further research that may provide insight into the ...
Amazon, others make fixes after IU informaticists uncover online security flaws, receive free products
(PhysOrg.com) -- Internet security researchers at Indiana University and Microsoft Research have exploited software flaws in leading online stores that use third-party payment services PayPal, Amazon Payments ...