Domino's taking orders via tweet
Domino's on Wednesday launched perhaps the easiest way to satisfy a pizza craving this side of mind reading: order by tweet.
US astronaut launches geography quiz on Twitter
American astronaut Scott Kelly has launched a geography quiz on Twitter and will post a picture from the International Space Station each week so fans can guess his location.
Now we know why it's so hard to deceive children
Daily interactions require bargaining, be it for food, money or even making plans. These situations inevitably lead to a conflict of interest as both parties seek to maximise their gains. To deal with them, ...
Human intelligence and its relationship with computer science explored in new book
One of the greatest remaining mysteries for science to unravel is the subject of a fascinating new book, authored by an expert from the University of Exeter.
Spire checks breathing patterns and state of mind
Get dialed in on how to safeguard your smartphones
Remember the sneaky trick played by software makers? Download a free program and somehow it would automatically install an unwanted "search toolbar" on your computer's Internet browser. That annoying ploy hasn't disappeared ...
Smart sock for baby monitoring in funding campaign
Robot's face determines user comfort
A recent University of Auckland study has revealed a preference for humanlike features on a robot's display screen.
Tenth of UK five-year olds 'given mobile phones'
The average British child receives his or her first mobile phone at the age of 11, but nearly one in ten has a phone by the time they are five, according to a new study.
Changing minds about climate change policy can be done—sometimes
Some open-minded people can be swayed to support government intervention on climate change – but only if they are presented with both the benefits and the costs, a new study suggests.
Mind-controlled devices reveal future possibilities
(Phys.org) —A team of scientists and engineers at the University of Minnesota is giving new meaning to the old adage: "Mind over matter."
Metacognition: Ability to 'think about thinking' not limited to humans
Humans' closest animal relatives, chimpanzees, have the ability to "think about thinking" – what is called "metacognition," according to new research by scientists at Georgia State University and the University ...
The origins of laughter
We know the benefits of laughter on health. But why do we laugh? What are the evolutionary origins of laughter and humour? Steven Légaré has asked these questions and has made them the subject of his master's ...
New mobile app to keep us safe
Swinburne University of Technology Faculty of Design academics have devised a new smartphone app that can be used by teenagers to let parents know they are safe, and also by adults to let family, friends ...