Confide off-the-record app comes to Android
Experiments show disproportionately large number of big boulders on asteroids likely due to Brazil-nut effect
Phone snooping via gyroscope to be detailed at Usenix
Experiment shows connecting names with phone metadata is easy
When it comes to numbers, culture counts
American children learn the meanings of number words gradually: First they understand "one," then they add "two, "three," and "four," in sequence. At that point, however, a dramatic shift in understanding ...
Opening a wide window on the nano-world of surface catalysis
(Phys.org) —Surface catalysts are notoriously difficult to study mechanistically, but scientists at the University of South Carolina and Rice University have shown how to get real-time reaction information ...
New physics in a copper-iridium compound
(Phys.org) —An unexpected magnetic behavior within Sr3CuIrO6, a transition-metal compound (TMC) that combines the transition metal copper with the transition metal iridium has been revealed by research ...
Facebook's privacy update: 5 things to know
Some Polynesian islanders combined binary and decimal math
Carbon dioxide study adds to picture of global carbon cycle
(Phys.org) —One of the most widely known compounds on Earth is carbon dioxide, or CO2. We learn as children that CO2 is a key component of photosynthesis, the process by which plants, algae, and bacteria c ...
Tests confirm nickel-78 is a 'doubly magic' isotope
The stability of atoms can vary considerably from one element to the next, and also between isotopes of the same element (whose nuclei contain the same number of protons but different numbers of neutrons). ...
Microsoft beefs up security protection in Windows 10
Postal Service says it is victim of hacking attack (Update)
The U.S. Postal Service said Monday it had been hacked, potentially compromising sensitive information about its employees such as names and addresses, Social Security numbers, emergency contacts and other information.
An old mathematical puzzle soon to be unraveled?
(Phys.org) —It is one the oldest mathematical problems in the world. Several centuries ago, the twin primes conjecture was formulated. As its name indicates, this hypothesis, which many science historians ...