Mapping the Twitterverse
(Phys.org) —What does your Twitter profile reveal about you? More than you know, according to Chris Weidemann. The GIST master's student has developed an application that follows geospatial footprints.
Oversight board urges updated surveillance rules
An independent oversight board reviewing secret U.S. government surveillance programs warned the Obama administration that national security agencies' rules governing surveillance are outdated and need to be revised to reflect ...
US agency reveals more secrets after court order (Update)
The Obama administration has given up more of its surveillance secrets, acknowledging that it was ordered to stop scooping up thousands of Internet communications from Americans with no connection to terrorism ...
'Boyfriend Tracker' app raises stir in Brazil
Brazilians were outraged when they learned their country was a top target of the U.S. National Security Agency's overseas spying operation, with data from billions of calls and emails swept up in Washington's ...
NIST study advances use of iris images as a long-term form of identification
A new report* by biometric researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) uses data from thousands of frequent travelers enrolled in an iris recognition program to determine that ...
NASA accepts third generation TDRS into network
NASA has accepted ownership of its newest Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) from Boeing after successfully completing in orbit testing. TDRS-K, will be renamed TDRS-11 upon entry into service.
NASA sees Tropical Storm Trami U-turning
Tropical Storm Trami appears to be a very large storm in infrared data from NASA's Aqua satellite. In a NASA image, Trami appears to be about two-thirds the size of the Philippines. Satellite data also indicates ...
Robot does standup for London audience (w/ Video)
Brazil weighs giving email same protection as mail
Brazil's communications minister is proposing giving emails the same level of legal protection afforded to letters sent by mail.
NASA, US Navy to test space capsule recovery (Update)
The U.S. Navy and NASA are testing out how they'll recover astronauts once they splash down in the ocean following future missions to deep space, something a Navy crew hasn't had to do in nearly 40 years.
Typhoid Mary case may be cracked, a century later
When Typhoid Mary died in 1938, in medical exile on a tiny New York island, she took untold numbers of Salmonella typhi to her grave. No one knew how the bacteria managed to thrive and not kill her.
Brazil moves to secure telecom, Internet systems after US spying
Brazil said Wednesday it is moving to secure its communications through its own satellite and digital networks to end its dependence on the United States, which is accused of electronically spying on the ...
Mitochondria, the organelles that supply the cell with energy, are highly dynamic and can link up to form complex tubular networks. A new study shows that this response can transiently compensate for a shortfall in energy ...
US intelligence group to review privacy issues
US intelligence director James Clapper introduced a review group Monday that will assess whether the right balance is being struck between national security and personal privacy.