Gas-charged fluids creating seismicity associated with a Louisiana sinkhole
Natural earthquakes and nuclear explosions produce seismic waves that register on seismic monitoring networks around the globe, allowing the scientific community to pinpoint the location of the events. In order to distinguish ...
World Cup breaks Facebook record for online chatter
Facebook on Monday said that the World Cup has kicked up more action at the leading social network than any other event in history.
Google shutting down Orkut social network
Google on Monday said it is shutting down Orkut, its "first foray into social networking," to focus on YouTube, Blogger, and Google+ services that have proven more popular.
Twitter record smashed by Brazil v Chile World Cup match
A total of 16.4 million tweets were sent during Saturday's World Cup game between Brazil and Chile, breaking the record for the number of tweets a minute commenting about a match on the social network.
After Verizon, Germany mulls axing foreign tech
First Verizon got the boot, now the German government is considering pulling the plug on foreign companies that provide hardware for official communication networks.
Notorious pathogen forms slimy 'streamers' to clog up medical devices
A group of researchers from the US has moved a step closer to preventing infections of the common hospital pathogen, Staphylococcus aureus, by revealing the mechanisms that allow the bacteria to rapidly clog up medical device ...
Pope has most clout on Twitter
Pope Francis has by far the most clout of any world leader on Twitter because he is so widely retweeted, a study of political use of the social network showed on Wednesday.
Facebook still reigns among US teens, researchers say
Don't write off teens and Facebook just yet. A report released by Forrester Research on Tuesday showed the world's biggest social network is still by far the most popular among US teens despite the rise of ...
Next generation internet will arrive without fanfare, network architects say
Someday soon, the world will migrate away from the old, original Internet to a new, next-generation Internet with far better security, greater mobility and many other improved features, but most of us will ...
Eyes on you: Experts reveal police hacking methods (Update 2)
Law enforcement agencies across the globe are taking a page out of the hacker's handbook, using targets' own phones and computers to spy on them with methods traditionally associated with cybercriminals, ...
100% mobile coverage is a pipe dream – even with national roaming
Mobile phone providers should introduce national roaming, Britain's Culture Secretary, Sajid Javid, has announced. The purpose: to enable full mobile phone coverage across the UK, bringing signal to those bl ...
Shifting land won't stop your journey
Subsidence, rockfalls and landslides threaten potentially devastating human and economic consequences across Europe – but satellites can help.
Google Internet eyewear heads for Britain
Google on Monday made Glass available in Britain to early adopters willing to spend 1,000 pounds for a chance to dabble with the Internet-linked eyewear.
Jekyll and Hyde protein signalling
Whether a cell lives or dies is determined by complex protein networks within the body. Researchers in Systems Biology Ireland and UCD Conway Institute have uncovered how these opposing biological functions are regulated ...