Researchers develop algorithm to maximize friendship acceptance by strangers on social networks
Intel's Perceptual Computing marks neo-desktop era
Study shows how computation can predict group conflict
When conflict breaks out in social groups, individuals make strategic decisions about how to behave based on their understanding of alliances and feuds in the group.
Minority rules: Scientists discover tipping point for the spread of ideas
Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society. The scientists, ...
Teaching robots to move like humans (w/ Video)
When people communicate, the way they move has as much to do with what they're saying as the words that come out of their mouths. But what about when robots communicate with people? How can robots use non-verbal ...
Using digitized books as 'cultural genome,' researchers unveil quantitative approach to humanities
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have created a powerful new approach to scholarship, using approximately 4 percent of all books ever published as a digital "fossil record" of human culture. By tracking the frequency ...
Next generation of algorithms inspired by problem-solving ants
(PhysOrg.com) -- An ant colony is the last place you'd expect to find a maths whiz, but University of Sydney researchers have shown that the humble ant is capable of solving difficult mathematical problems.
Researchers say Twitter algorithm can predict movie profits
Want to know how "Clash of the Titans" will fare at the box office this weekend? Check Twitter.
New Samsung smartwatch won't need companion phone
With the holiday shopping season coming, Samsung and LG unveiled small improvements to their computerized wristwatches to try to sway shoppers.
Research model unlocks secrets of wolf pack behavior
Facebook adds trending topics to site (Update)
In a move that echoes Twitter, Facebook is adding a feature to its service that lets users know the topics of discussion that are trending among the site's 1.2 billion users, whether it's the death of a world ...
Team creates brand associations by mining millions of images from social media
The images people share on social media—photos of favorite products and places, or of themselves at bars, sporting events and weddings—could be valuable to marketers assessing their customers' "top-of-mind" ...
Automated 'coach' could help with social interactions (w/ Video)
Social phobias affect about 15 million adults in the United States, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, and surveys show that public speaking is high on the list of such phobias. For some ...
Google boosts photo offerings to rival Facebook
Google is digging deeper into its technology toolkit to turn its social networking service into a more formidable threat to Facebook, sprucing up its photo features at a time when sharing snapshots online ...