Computer scientists can predict the price of Bitcoin
Scientists have crunched data to predict crime, hospital visits, and government uprisings—so why not the price of Bitcoin?
Limiting internet congestion a key factor in net neutrality debate
Too many vehicles on the highway inevitably slow down traffic. On the Internet information highway, consumers value high-speed Internet service, but there is little reason to think broadband traffic congestion will improve ...
Unlike humans, monkeys aren't fooled by expensive brands
In at least one respect, Capuchin monkeys are smarter than humans—they don't assume a higher price tag means better quality, according to a new Yale study appearing in the open-access journal Frontiers in ...
Startup working to turn hoverboards into reality
The more your knees quiver, the more the 90 pound board you're perched on, floating above a pillow of air, seems about to shoot out from under your feet. A high-pitched engine scream bounces from the sheet ...
Why the renewable target should be ramped up, not cut
It's hard to predict which of Australia's climate policies will survive, or perhaps even thrive, in the current parliament. But our research suggests that if the Abbott government wants to cut long-term power ...
Minimum CO2 price of $32 needed to curb warming, study shows
A global carbon price of at least $32 (24 euros) per tonne is needed by 2015 to apply an effective brake on global warming—almost five times today's European market rate, a study said Monday.
Microsoft unbundles Kinect from Xbox One
In a move to spur sales of the Xbox One and catch up with rival Sony's PlayStation 4, Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday it will start selling the console without the Kinect sensor, which cuts $100 from the price.
Americans using more energy, analysis shows
(Phys.org) —Americans used more renewable, fossil and even nuclear energy in 2013, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
New study shows the Euro leading to uniform prices across countries
Economics has a "law of one price," which states that identical goods should, in theory, sell for identical prices—or else markets will even out the differences. Empirical work on the topic, however, has ...
Twitter takes hit as user growth disappoints (Update 2)
Twitter got a reality check Wednesday as the high-flying messaging company reported modest user growth during a quarter in which it lost $511 million.
Study finds evidence that stock prices can be predicted within a short window of time
A new study from the University of Iowa shows evidence that stock price movements are, in fact, predictable during short windows.
Microsoft-bound Nokia business sees sales slide (Update 3)
The Nokia handsets business that Microsoft is due to take over saw sales continue to slide in the fourth quarter as its Lumia smartphones failed to draw business away from larger competitors like Apple and ...
Germany eyes swift cuts in renewable energy subsidies
Germany's new energy minister has outlined cuts in subsidies to producers of renewable energy as the country wrestles with soaring costs from its nuclear power exit, according to a document obtained by AFP ...
Optimize carbon dioxide sequestration, enhance oil recovery
(Phys.org) —Los Alamos researchers and collaborators from the University of Utah have created a generic integrated framework simulation to optimize carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration and enhance oil recove ...