Computer scientists' anti-spyware app surpasses one million downloads
"We considered such an app necessary. But we all were surprised by its actual success", explains Michael Backes, professor for Information Security and Cryptography at Saarland University and scientific director ...
Windstream's phone service suffers major outage
(AP)—Windstream Communications is recovering from a major outage that knocked out long-distance telephone service and blocked toll-free calls to its business customers.
German privacy watchdog loses Facebook appeal
A German privacy watchdog has failed in its bid to stop Facebook from forcing users to register with their real names.
Online privacy is evolving. Does it matter to you? (Update)
(AP)—Online privacy rules are changing. The question now is how much consumers will care.
New research findings open door to zinc-oxide-based UV lasers, LED devices
(Phys.org) —Researchers from North Carolina State University have solved a long-standing materials science problem, making it possible to create new semiconductor devices using zinc oxide (ZnO) – including efficient ultraviolet ...
Research reveals what turns free radicals on
(Phys.org) —UOW chemistry researchers have revealed what turns free radicals on...and off again in an article recently published in Nature Chemistry.
Best image yet of atoms moving in real time produced (w/ video)
Call it the ultimate nature documentary. Scientists at the University of Toronto have recorded atomic motions in real time, offering a glimpse into the very essence of chemistry and biology at the atomic level. Their recording ...
Streaming music gains in US market
Streaming music services like Pandora online radio are gaining fast among US listeners under age 35, a survey showed Tuesday.
Saudi says Internet apps break the rules
Saudi Arabia warned Sunday of "suitable measures" if providers of Internet messenger applications such as WhatsApp fail to comply with its rules, days after the industry said authorities wanted to control such traffic. ...
Better than X-rays: A more powerful terahertz imaging system
(Phys.org) —Low-energy terahertz radiation could potentially enable doctors to see deep into tissues without the damaging effects of X-rays, or allow security guards to identify chemicals in a package without ...
Calif. city gets free Wi-Fi via high tech meters
The city of Santa Clara is flipping on a big Internet switch this week, becoming what it says is the first in the country to use wireless, digital "smart meters" on homes as channels for free citywide outdoor Wi-Fi.
How organic magnets grow in a thin film
(Phys.org) —Development of organic single molecule magnets opens a great many of applications for magnetic materials and new memory technologies. Organic magnets are lighter, more flexible and less energy intensive in production ...
More efficient and reliable robotic-control systems
When a robot is moving one of its limbs through free space, its behavior is well-described by a few simple equations. But as soon as it strikes something solid—when a walking robot's foot hits the ground, ...
Washington Post says paywall to start in mid-2013
The Washington Post said Monday it would start charging frequent readers for online access starting in mid-2013, with some details still to be finalized.