NYC subways slowly upgrading from 1930s-era technology
New York City's subways—the nation's biggest mass transit network—serve more than 6 million daily riders who depend largely on a signal system that dates back to the Great Depression.
Researchers produce first map of New York City subway system microbes
The microbes that call the New York City subway system home are mostly harmless, but include samples of disease-causing bacteria that are resistant to drugs—and even DNA fragments associated with anthrax ...
IBM partners with universities on Watson projects
Watson is going to college. Students at seven of the country's top computer science universities will get a chance to try out IBM's famous cognitive computing system as part of new classes set for next fall.
Mobile apps offer last-minute deals
While new technology and mobile applications have made old-fashion road trips easier, the thrill of spontaneity and surprise still remains. If travelers are flexible, apps can offer ease with last-minute ...
'Driving while black' apps give tips for police stops
A "Driving While Black" smartphone application is set for release this month, but its developers say motorists should be careful when they use it.
Cargomatic's mobile technology connects truckers to freight and people nearby
Truckers who own their vehicles loathe trips with an empty truck bed. But when Mishael Israel faced the money-sapping bind on a recent morning, he had a solution. An Uber-style solution.
Google Glass, apps and interactive exhibits change the museum-going experience
Looking at a painting no longer means simply looking at a painting.
Fermi satellite finds hints of starquakes in magnetar 'storm'
(Phys.org) —NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope detected a rapid-fire "storm" of high-energy blasts from a highly magnetized neutron star, also called a magnetar, on Jan. 22, 2009. Now astronomers analyzing ...
Vertical farming will produce edible greens in Newark
Using 19th century technology to time travel to the stars
In the late 19th century, astronomers developed the technique of capturing telescopic images of stars and galaxies on glass photographic plates. This allowed them to study the night sky in detail. Over 500,000 ...
Broken windows thesis springs a leak
The broken windows theory posits that minor misdemeanors, like littering or graffiti spraying, stimulate more serious anti-social behavior. LMU sociologists now argue that the idea is flawed and does not ...
Facebook and Square pull failed apps from digital stores
Facebook Camera, Poke and Square Wallet have been removed from app stores, bringing an end to three apps from notable tech companies that were never able to catch on.
Snowplow tracking apps hold cities accountable for cleanup
As another storm flung snow at Chicago, Alexandra Clark wondered how she'd get to work. Like an increasing number of snowbound city dwellers, she had a ready tool at hand: an app that tracks hundreds of city snowplows in ...
'Grand Theft Auto V' to hit PS4 and Xbox One
Rockstar Games on Friday announced that the latest installment of its crime-themed blockbuster video game "Grand Theft Auto" will hit PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles in November.