Strange galaxy perplexes astronomers
With the help of citizen scientists, a team of astronomers has found an important new example of a very rare type of galaxy that may yield valuable insight on how galaxies developed in the early Universe. ...
Better focus at the micro world: A low-budget focus stacking system for mass digitization
A team of Belgian researchers constructed a focus stacking set-up made of consumer grade products with better end results than high-end solutions and this at only a tenth of the prize of current existing ...
Microsoft lets US shoppers pay with Bitcoin
Microsoft began Thursday letting US shoppers at its online Windows Store pay with digital currency Bitcoin.
Artificial life expert: We are in danger of losing control of our technology and our lives
Future technology will be more intelligent and more living than most people can imagine today. We need clear guidelines on how to implement and use technology, or else citizens will lose their rights to their ...
Research provides new model of media consumption in 'age of interruption'
The average American receives more than 15 hours a day of digital media, everything from YouTube videos and Netflix movies to computer games and text messages. But how much of that time are we really paying ...
Big Data infrastructure for science
Big Data comes naturally to science. Every year, scientists in every field, from astronomy to zoology, make tremendous leaps in their ability to generate valuable data.
In emails, Jobs determined to keep iPod Apple-only (Update)
Legendary Apple CEO Steve Jobs had seven words for a subordinate when he learned that a rival company was about to introduce a program that would let music fans buy songs anywhere and play them on Apple's ...
The significance of digits: just how reliable are reported numbers?
When numbers of any sort are presented in mathematics, science, business, government or finance, it's fair to say a reader assumes that the data are reasonably reliable to their last digit.
UN moves to strengthen digital privacy (Update)
The United Nations on Tuesday adopted a resolution on protecting digital privacy that for the first time urged governments to offer redress to citizens targeted by mass surveillance.
Forging a photo is easy, but how do you spot a fake?
Faking photographs is not a new phenomenon. The Cottingley Fairies seemed convincing to some in 1917, just as the images recently broadcast on Russian television, purporting to be satellite images showin ...
News Corp. invests in India real estate website
News Corp. says it has invested in a real estate website in India as it tries to grow its digital business.
Researchers explore future of 'postdigital' textbook
An interdisciplinary team at Arizona State University has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation's Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies program to conduct research on the future ...
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