Mathematician announces that he's proved the ABC conjecture
Hackers steal data from 2.9mn Adobe customers
Software titan Adobe Systems warned that hackers stole credit card numbers and other information relating to nearly three million customers.
X-rays reveal inner structure of the Earth's ancient magma ocean
Using the world's most brilliant X-ray source, scientists have for the first time peered into molten magma at conditions of the deep Earth mantle. The analysis at DESY's light source PETRA III revealed that ...
Hacker group develops method to circumvent iPhone Touch ID system (w/ Video)
World record for the entanglement of twisted light quanta
(Phys.org)—The Vienna research team led by Anton Zeilinger has achieved a new milestone in the history of quantum physics: The scientists were able to generate and measure the entanglement of the largest ...
NSA scoops up millions of text messages a day, report says (Update)
The US National Security Agency has collected almost 200 million mobile phone text messages a day from around the world, a report said Thursday, in the latest revelations from the Edward Snowden files.
App firm say it may be source of Apple breach
A digital publisher said Monday it was likely the source of a data breach which resulted in the leak of personal data from as many as 12 million Apple iPhone and iPad users.
2012 US election a 'Moneyball' win for geeks
It was not just a victory for President Barack Obama, it was validation for the number-crunchers and statistical model geeks, including a New York Times blogger who became a target for conservatives.
Researchers find accelerometers may pose security risk for smartphones
Internet address system upgrade likely to be smooth
The Internet is set for a major upgrade in the coming week, but if all goes well, users won't even know it's happening.
"Valleytronics" – a new type of electronics in diamond
(Phys.org) —An alternative and novel concept in electronics is to utilize the wave quantum number of the electron in a crystalline material to encode information. In a new article in Nature Materials, Isberg et.al. propose ...
Mid-2013 expansion for Internet names targeted (Update)
Hundreds of Internet address suffixes to rival ".com" should be available for people and businesses to use by the end of the year, the head of an Internet oversight agency said Monday.
Research helps to show how turbulence can occur without inertia
(Phys.org) —Anyone who has flown in an airplane knows about turbulence, or when the flow of a fluid—in this case, the flow of air over the wings—becomes chaotic and unstable. For more than a century, ...
Belgian wins Norway's $1 million Abel math prize
Belgian-born Pierre Deligne has won this year's $1-million Abel Prize in mathematics for his contributions to algebraic geometry and their "transformative impact on number theory, representation theory and ...