Study shows cockroaches have individual personalities that impact group dynamics
Just four bits of credit card data can identify most anyone (Update)
In this week's issue of the journal Science, MIT researchers report that just four fairly vague pieces of information—the dates and locations of four purchases—are enough to identify 90 percent of the ...
Computers using digital footprints are better judge of personality than friends and family
A new study, published today in the journal PNAS, compares the ability of computers and people to make accurate judgments about our personalities. People's judgments were based on their familiarity with t ...
Fraud-proof credit cards possible with quantum physics
Credit card fraud and identify theft are serious problems for consumers and industries. Though corporations and individuals work to improve safeguards, it has become increasingly difficult to protect financial ...
Hacking Gmail with 92 percent success
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers, including an assistant professor at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering, have identified a weakness believed to exist in Android, Windows ...
Improved fire detection with new ultra-sensitive, ultraviolet light sensor
A new study published today in Scientific Reports has discovered that a material traditionally used in ceramics, glass and paint, can be manipulated to produce an ultra-sensitive UV light sensor, paving the way for improv ...
Having a strong personality may be the difference between thriving and failing, according to new research
When the chips are down, having a strong personality may be the difference between thriving and failing, according to new research which studied how aphids reacted when faced with predatory ladybirds.
New transport options aim to be 'un-Segway'
A host of newfangled wheeled devices unveiled this week offer innovative solutions to urban transport which could fulfill the failed ambitions of the Segway.
Herd mentality: Are we programmed to make bad decisions?
A natural desire to be part of the 'in crowd' could damage our ability to make the right decisions, a new study has shown.
Why whistleblowing doesn't come easily
Research from our Department of Computer Science has found an explanation for why we often believe gossip more than our own personal experiences. The study also gives a biological explanation as to why it ...
Security firm shows vulnerability of smartwatches to hacker attacks
Israeli researchers find flaw in Alibaba site
Israeli cybersecurity researchers say that personal information of millions of Alibaba users may have been exposed through flaws on the e-commerce giant's platform.
Highly sociable Australian birds show us the effects of social conformity
Scientists from LJMU have published research that provides a unique opportunity to investigate how personality can be affected by social context.