Computer model could help anticipate overreactions to disease outbreaks
Sometimes the response to the outbreak of a disease can make things worse—such as when people panic and flee, potentially spreading the disease to new areas. The ability to anticipate when such overreactions ...
Record iPhone weekend sales top 10 million (Update)
Apple broke its sales record for an opening weekend of a new iPhone model, delivering 10 million in three days and boasting it could have sold more if it had them.
WSJ: Google to hatch tablet capturing 3D images
Japan toymaker unveils tiny talking, singing humanoid
Japanese toymaker Tomy on Wednesday unveiled a multi-talented humanoid robot, named "Robi jr.," which can converse using some 1,000 phrases and belt out about 50 songs, as well as move its limbs and head.
Google stops China censorship, Beijing condemns move (Update 3)
Google stopped censoring search engine results in China on Monday in a move that drew anger from Beijing and leaves the Web giant facing an uncertain future in the world's biggest online market.
Daya Bay antineutrino detectors exceed performance goals
(PhysOrg.com) -- After just three months of operation, the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment has far surpassed expectations, recording tens of thousands of particle interactions and paving the way to a better understanding ...
Asian nations dominate international test (Update 2)
Teens from Asian nations dominated a global exam given to 15-year-olds while U.S. students showed little improvement and failed to reach the top 20 in math, science or reading, according to test results released Tuesday..
Feud over iPad highlights faded tech firm's woes
The battle between an ailing Chinese electronics maker and Apple Inc. over the iPad name is just as much a tale of obsolescence in the fast-moving global technology industry as it is a legal row over a trademark.
Ex-Nokia engineers launch new smartphone (Update)
Engineers who used to work for Nokia are hoping to grab a share of the lucrative and highly competitive smartphone market with a new handset, which is based on the former world No. 1 cellphone maker's old ...
Japan's smartphone 'zombies' wreak havoc on the streets
When the lights change at the Shibuya crossing in Japan's capital, one of the world's busiest pedestrian thoroughfares, hundreds of people with their eyes glued to smartphones pick their way over the road.
Global study of student scores a mixed bag for US (Update 3)
American fourth-graders are performing better than they were four years ago in math and reading, but students four years older show no such progress, a global study released Tuesday revealed.
The new Candy Crush? Chinese language apps make learning a game
Philipp Mattheis knew his gaming app was addictive when he realised he kept checking his phone—hooked by the brightly-coloured reminders telling him to play again or risk falling from the triple-figure ...
FireChat's revolutionary use will not be revolutionary for long
FireChat, the mobile phone app that allows users to communicate directly with each other through Bluetooth and Wi-Fi instead of through the existing telecoms network, has demonstrated its usefulness in H ...
Fish detection system for toxins wins Chinese company invention award
A method for detecting toxins through the reactions of fish embryos has won Chinese company Vitargent International a top prize for inventions, organisers said Friday.