Swedish pioneer launches networking site for top 1% users
Swedish social media entrepreneur Erik Wachtmeister on Monday announced the launch of a new social networking site targeting the "top one percent" of Internet users, called Best of All Worlds.
Knockoffs can spark innovation, boost economy, law professor argues
(Phys.org)—Conventional wisdom holds that strong copyright and patent laws are necessary to encourage creativity. Without such protections, the thinking goes, competitors are free to steal ideas, create knockoffs and drain ...
My fair physicist? Feminine math, science role models do not motivate girls
(Phys.org) -- Women who excel in male-dominated science, technology, engineering and mathematic fields are often unjustly stereotyped as unfeminine.
Fashion blogs: How do ordinary consumers harness social media to become style leaders?
The Internet has given consumers the unprecedented opportunity to reach a mass audience and thereby advance their social position through displays of good taste, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
Fashion robot to hit Japan catwalk
Japanese researchers on Monday showed off a robot that will soon strut her stuff down a Tokyo catwalk.
Model for fashion cycles shows how people create and respond to trends
A new computational model accurately reproduces the way fashions travel through a culture, as reported in the Mar. 7 issue of the open access journal PLoS ONE.
Dell hopes PCs can't be too rich or too thin
(AP) -- The way it came on the scene, it could have been a rare perfume or a designer handbag, undaunted by the roiling economy.
Europe's snakeskin fashions could threaten pythons
Europe's love of snakeskin fashion items could threaten the very survival of pythons, according to a report published Tuesday.
WhoSay tames social networking for celebrities
Startup WhoSay has been working quietly in the background helping Hollywood stars keep control of pictures and videos at social networking sensations Twitter and Facebook.
Study shows why people read magazines featuring envy-inspiring models
New research reveals why people read fitness and fashion magazines featuring photos of impossibly thin or muscular models -- models whose appearance highlight the readers' own flaws.
NIST improves tool for hardening software against cyber attack
(PhysOrg.com) -- Computer scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have dramatically enlarged a database designed to improve applications that help programmers find weaknesses in software. This ...
Google-inspired fashion makes debut
Google has gone techno-chic, debuting fashion designs inspired by the Internet giant.
From chemical engineering to the catwalk
Seamless fabric that can be sprayed on to skin and other surfaces to make clothes, medical bandages and even upholstery will be demonstrated this Thursday, in advance of the Science in Style spray-on fashion show next week ...
Why do grotesque fashion ads lure consumers?
Women's fashion magazines are chock full of ads, some featuring bizarre and grotesque images. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, these ads are effective at grabbing consumers' attention.