News tagged with information networks

How wise are crowds?

The rise of the Internet has sparked a fascination with what The New Yorker’s financial writer James Surowiecki called, in a book of the same name, "The wisdom of crowds": The idea that aggregating or ave ...

dateNov 17, 2010 in Economics & Business
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How 'social contagion' begins and escalates

Understanding the roots of a global, contagious spread of online information may help better predict political revolutions, consumer behavior, box office revenues, public policy debates, and even public health ...

dateApr 11, 2014 in Social Sciences
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Topological transitions in metamaterials

The ability to control the flow of electrons using engineered materials is fundamental to the information technology revolution, yet many properties of matter are still unclear. Now a University of Alberta researcher is closer ...

dateApr 14, 2012 in Optics & Photonics
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Taking the pulse of the crowd

If everyone in the crowd at a sports event or concert or even the players had wireless heart monitors fitted, commentators and those behind the sound desk could get a real measure of the sense of the collective excitement ...

dateApr 18, 2013 in Computer Sciences
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House moves ahead with cybersecurity bill (Update)

(AP) -- House Republicans are pushing ahead with legislation to protect the nation's critical infrastructure and corporations from electronic attacks despite Obama administration objections that the legislation fails to ...

dateApr 26, 2012 in Internet
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Startup Cue aims to queue up your digital life

Cue wants to lessen data overload. The tech startup is offering a service that organizes and creates a visual daily snapshot of your online accounts - email, calendar, contacts, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, instant messages ...

dateJun 22, 2012 in Internet
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Technology's power to misinform dims utopian hopes

(Phys.org) -- The ability for computer technology to automatically create a society of smart, tolerant citizens may be more hype and hope than reality,according to a Penn State Altoona researcher.

dateApr 16, 2012 in Other
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