The little black box bringing the internet to Kenya
The BRCK is, in a sense, just like the archetypal little black box. It does what you need and you don't have to worry about its inner workings.
Twitter set to make a splash on Wall Street
Wall Street is aflutter over Twitter, set to make the most anticipated stock market debut since Facebook in a huge test for social media and the technology sector.
How bacteria 'invest' their meagre resources to bring about evolutionary success
(Phys.org) —For the first time the complex interplay between bacterial investment strategies and their outcomes has been recreated and analysed by researchers at the University of Sydney and University ...
Clean technology investors shift focus to drilling (Update)
A decade ago, large investors in so-called clean technology had a straightforward goal: finance companies that would help eliminate the world's dependence on oil, natural gas and coal.
Google Trends foretells stock movements, study reports
Google Trends, a tool that looks at patterns of searches on the Internet, is a potential money-spinner for investors as it provides hints of impending stock movements, a study said on Thursday.
Disappearing nannies force parents to accept their duties
(Phys.org) —Large helpers (nannies) in a cichlid fish allow the dominant male and female to reduce their personal contribution to their offspring and territory, according to new research published today ...
Google chairman to sell $2.5 bn of shares
Google's Chairman Eric Schmidt plans to sell 3.2 million "A" shares, currently worth $2.5 billion, over the next year, Google said Friday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Old crabs wave longer, not harder, in order to attract young females
Older male fiddler crabs are more likely to wave at females, and spend more time waving, than younger males, according to new research published today in Biology Letters.
Solar power to eclipse nuclear in Romania by 2016
Solar power will eclipse nuclear energy in 2016 in Romania if investment in photovoltaic plants continues at the current pace, official figures released on Monday showed.
Skype replaces Microsoft Messenger for online calls
Microsoft on Tuesday announced that recently-acquired Skype will replace its Messenger online chat service.
US grabs lead over China in clean energy race
The United States has regained the lead in the clean energy race, investing $48 billion last year to surpass China, which held the world's top spending spot since 2009, said a study Wednesday.
Reduction in US carbon emissions attributed to cheaper natural gas
In 2009, when the United States fell into economic recession, greenhouse gas emissions also fell, by 6.59 percent relative to 2008.
Big tech companies team up to combat email scams
Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, AOL, Facebook and other big tech companies are jointly designing a system for combating email scams known as phishing.
Yahoo names PayPal exec as its CEO
Yahoo's previous turnaround attempts have flopped under three different leaders with dramatically different backgrounds - former movie mogul Terry Semel, beloved Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang and profanity-spewing ...