If at first you don't succeed, let the search engine try
No matter how good a search engine is, it is sometimes necessary to change the search terms to get the information you need. But what if you did not have to change the search terms yourself? What if the search engine could ...
New role for Twitter: Early warning system for bad drug interactions
A team of scientists has invented a new technique for discovering potentially dangerous drug interactions and unknown side-effects—before they show up in medical databases, like PubMed, or even before doctors ...
Software speeds detection of diseases and cancer-treatment targets
Los Alamos National Laboratory has released an updated version of powerful, award-winning bioinformatics software that is now capable of identifying DNA from viruses and all parts of the Tree of Life—putting ...
Combination of crowdsourcing and computer vision could identify individuals within endangered populations
Keeping track of individuals in an endangered population of animals is a cumbersome and time-consuming task. Conservationists physically tag animals in the wild to better follow them over time. But tagging ...
Google buys machine learning startup
Google said Wednesday that it has bought a Canadian startup specializing in getting machines to understand what people are trying to say.
Google announces 'Instant Previews' search feature
(AP) -- People searching on Google will soon be able to see previews of websites before clicking on them.
UK court rejects suit on Google search results
(AP) -- A British judge has ruled that Google cannot be held responsible for defamatory words that appear in results on the popular Internet search engine.
A new way to fix those frustrating websites
How many times have you been looking for information online, only to find yourself going round and round in circles? Or you've spent too long poking around a website trying to find what you need, only to ...
Using competitors' brand name as a keyword can backfire, study finds
Buying keywords of a popular competitors' brand names on search engines such as Google and Bing can backfire according to a new study in the Articles in Advance section of Marketing Science, a journal of the Institute for Op ...
Microsoft's Bing accused of Chinese-language censorship
Microsoft's search engine Bing appears to be heavily censoring its Chinese-language search results across the globe as well as inside China, a cyber-monitoring group said Wednesday.
Google users must now be more explicit to find porn
US Google users on the prowl for erotic images needed to be more explicit on Thursday after the search engine was tuned to avoid delivering porn in results for "ambiguous" queries such as "boobs."
American Express, Twitter team up on retail deals
(AP) -- American Express card holders can use the Twitter online messaging service to get exclusive discounts and other deals from more than a dozen retailers under a partnership announced Tuesday.
BP buying search terms to point Web surfers to own site
BP, facing a tidal wave of bad publicity over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, is buying search terms on Internet search engines to point users to the company's official website.
Google helps online searchers with spelling
Google on Friday said it has enhanced its search engine to make it easier for people to find what they seek online despite spelling slips.