Building small: In many industries, economies of size is shifting to economies of numbers
For decades, "bigger is better" has been the conventional path to efficiency in industries ranging from transportation to power generation. Food once grown on small family plots now comes overwhelmingly from factory farms. ...
RIM says its new BlackBerry phone in testing
BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion said Wednesday that its much-delayed new smartphones are now being tested by 50 wireless carriers around the world.
25 arrested in 5 states in NY Web gambling probe
(AP)—Twenty five people in five states have been indicted in New York City on charges they operated an illegal sports betting business that took in $50 million in 18 months.
Globe and Mail starts charging for online news
Canada's national daily, The Globe and Mail, on Monday began charging readers a Can$20 monthly subscription to access news on its website.
Cyber war targets Middle East oil companies
Middle Eastern oil and gas companies have been targeted in massive attacks on their computer networks in an increasingly open cyber war where a new virus was discovered just this past week.
Aereo, TV over Internet service, expands to PCs
(AP)—Billionaire Barry Diller's Aereo is broadening availability of its service even as broadcasters challenge the legality of the startup's live television transmissions over the Internet.
OpenLearning launches into competitive MOOCs market
A start-up that allows universities to offer massive open online courses (MOOCs) has opened for business, signing on more than 1,000 students to a 12-week computer science and engineering course from the ...
Sea sponges offer hope for new medicines
(Phys.org)—Flinders University researcher Dr Jan Bekker is on a mission to chemically fingerprint South Australia's marine sponges, with the wider aim of identifying new compounds that could ultimately ...
GM moves to bring computer technology in-house (Update)
(AP)—Now hiring in Detroit: Software developers and programmers.
Ultrabook PC forecast slashed in half: survey
Ultrabooks—those sleek, lightweight laptop computers that were supposed to fire up PC sales—are not catching on with consumers, a new survey shows.
EU eyes a cloud computing heaven
With the cloud computing business still in its relatively early days, the European Union moved on Thursday to secure a toehold in a potentially lucrative market it says could deliver 2.5 million new jobs.
Researchers develop prototype of 3-D display screen that physically tilts (w/ Video)
Imagine a mobile device that visually displays a street map and whose screen physically mutates to show the hilly terrain and buildings. A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, have developed ...
Developing new computing approach to materials science
Krishna Rajan of Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory thinks there's more to materials informatics than plotting a thick cloud of colorful data points. As he sees it, managing computing tools to ...
A good guessing method makes supercomputing more efficient
In his doctoral dissertation, Kurt Baarman, a researcher from Aalto University, developed methods for making electron density calculations more efficient. These methods can also be applied to pharmaceutical ...