Microsoft Research project visualizes viral content (w/ video)
Hand over your email inbox to boost productivity, researchers say
(Phys.org) —Most people are comfortable handing over their car keys to a complete stranger. Valet service is convenient, professional and reliable. But personal information, such as the contents of your ...
Automated testing of complex Web 2.0 applications prevents security vulnerabilities
So far there are no methods to test complex web 2.0 applications systematically and at low cost for malfunctions and security vulnerabilities. Therefore, computer scientists from Saarland University have ...
Dutch family sues Facebook over 'like' button patent
The heirs of a Dutch Internet inventor are suing Facebook for allegedly infringing his patents with the US social networking site's "like" and "share" buttons, court documents seen on Monday said.
Working alone won't get you good grades, study finds
(Phys.org)—Students who work together and interact online are more likely to be successful in their college classes, according to a study published Jan. 30 in the journal Nature Scientific Reports and co ...
Scientists analyse global Twitter gossip around Higgs boson discovery
(Phys.org)—A model of the spread of gossip on Twitter prior to the Higgs boson discovery announcement has been developed by University of Birmingham computer scientists, according to research published on the online repository, ...
Equal rights, education for women key to avoiding civilization's collapse
Throughout history, every great human civilization has experienced a significant crisis. And although the outcomes of these crises have varied from total eradication (the Classic Maya) to depression and eventual ...
Book says 'Big Data' becoming a global nervous system
When Rick Smolan attended a parent-teacher meeting at his kids' New York City school recently, a spirited discussion broke out about why students were being allowed to text and post on social sites during school hours.
Trust in pollies concerns Australian voters
More than half of Australians think they have no say about what the government does nor any influence on politics, a new analysis from QUT shows.
'Gold standard' moms best at transmitting political ideologies, study finds
(Phys.org)—When it comes to transmitting political ideologies, warm moms who give their children lots of love and lots of rules serve as the best conduits, according to recent research co-authored by a Texas Tech University ...
Study explores Greek membership on political orientation, activism
Colleges are often perceived as leaning left, but research by social scientists at the University of Iowa suggests the reality is more nuanced and that higher education attracts students from across the political ...
'Twitter bombs' may deliver late election surprise
As US election day approaches, "Twitter bombs" are expected to fly as part of efforts to swing votes in a close race.
Scientists launch international study of open-fire cooking and air quality
Expanding its focus on the link between the atmosphere and human health, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is launching a three-year, international study into the impact of open-fire cooking ...
Buildings key to beating earthquakes
Strong buildings in earthquake zones are by the best form of defence against tremors, University of Edinburgh expert says.