New technology protects against password theft and phishing attacks
New technology launched today by Royal Holloway University, will help protect people from the cyber attack known as "phishing," believed to have affected 37.3 million of us last year, and from online password theft, which ...
OECD report shows dramatic decline in patent quality
Security researchers find vulnerability in Cisco VoIP phones
Public trust has dwindled with rise in income inequality
Trust in others and confidence in societal institutions are at their lowest point in over three decades, analyses of national survey data reveal. The findings are forthcoming in Psychological Science, a jour ...
What sociology can tell us about the G.M. scandal
In recent months, General Motors has received scathing criticism for its handling of a design flaw affecting multiple Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn models produced over several years. At issue is a faulty ...
WikiLeaks publishes 'millions' of Stratfor emails
Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks on Monday began publishing more than five million confidential emails from US-based intelligence firm Stratfor, the anti-secrecy group said.
Historian studies quest for the 12-month tomato
(Phys.org) —Is there an item on the average household's dinner table so roundly scorned as the wintertime tomato? The plastic-like red globe is typically so barren of authentic taste and texture that it ...
Self-confidence the secret to workplace advancement
(Phys.org)—The old saying "fake it until you make it" might actually be sound professional advice, with new University of Melbourne research finding self-confidence is a key determinant of workplace success.
Law professor studies 'sexing up and dumbing down' of work force
(PhysOrg.com) -- Pick a decade, any decade. From secretaries in miniskirts in the "Mad Men"-style '60s and Southwest Airlines' "hostesses" in hot pants in the "liberated" '70s, to the present-day surge of provocatively dressed ...
Locally owned small businesses pack powerful economic punch
Thinking small and local, not big and global, may help communities ignite long-term economic growth, according to Penn State economists.
Dell earnings rise slightly though revenue is flat
(AP) -- Dell's third-quarter net income rose 9 percent though revenue remained flat from last year as the computer maker continued pruning less profitable parts of its business.
Court restores ban on newspaper, TV ownership
(AP) -- A federal appeals court has restored a longstanding ban that prevents media companies from owning both a newspaper and a television station in the same market.
Science lab-on-wheels will 'trailblaze' a path to inspire hundreds of thousands of students
Today Lockheed Martin and the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) unveiled the brand new Trailblazer II – a 40-foot trailer loaded with exhibits promoting science, technology, engineering ...
America Invents Act is a game changer
In an article published in the current issue of Technology and Innovation- Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors, Janet Gongola, Patent Reform Coordinator for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), descri ...