Links between science, technology and social issues
Science and technology is the vital driving force for economic and social development. However, the fundamental links between science, technology, and society are unclear because of their complexity and hidden ...
Archaeologists explore site on Syria-Turkey border (Update)
Few archaeological sites seem as entwined with conflict, ancient and modern, as the city of Karkemish.
Literary sleuths find genuine author
A little-known Thai woman is the real author of an important Buddhist treatise – not the high-profile monk previously credited, according to new findings.
Researchers say fear of death may curb youthful texting and driving
While drivers tend to believe it is dangerous to text and drive, many say they can still do it safely. Now Washington State University researchers say drivers can be discouraged from the practice with public service announcements ...
New online menaces: from spamming fridges to hijackers
It has to be annoying when your fridge sends spam without your knowledge, but how would you feel if a hacker with a smartphone disabled your car brakes or even remotely hijacked your plane?
Trading archives chart how Britain's taste for tea grew
Computer experts at the University of St Andrews have joined forces with international historians to shed light on one of the 19th century's great social transformations... How Britain gave up coffee to become a nation of ...
US secretly created 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest
In July 2010, Joe McSpedon, a U.S. government official, flew to Barcelona to put the final touches on a secret plan to build a social media project aimed at undermining Cuba's communist government.
Get tougher on texting while driving, Americans say
(HealthDay)—Many Americans want stricter enforcement of texting-while-driving laws and stiffer penalties for violators, according to a new survey.
Google rolls its own keyboard app for Android 4.0 and up
Convenience of technology comes at a cost
As he rose to his feet from a knuckle-dragging crouch, primitive cave man wrapped his newly evolved opposable thumbs around the handy tools of his time - a club or spear - and instantly his life got easier. Two million years ...
Team develops software for automatic summarization of long texts
While long-form writing, epic cinematic tales and hefty tomes have had something of a renaissance recently, the continued popularity of the so-called microblogging platform Twitter and other such tools highlights the fact ...
Codebreaking has moved on since Turing's day, with dangerous implications
We have always been been intrigued by keeping secrets and uncovering the secrets of others, whether that's childhood secret messages, or secrets and codebreaking of national importance.
Adobe Social gets predictive tool for hyper-targeting
Software detects and extracts text from within video frames, makes it searchable
As video recording technology improves in performance and falls in price, ever-more events are being captured within video files. If all of this footage could be searched effectively, it would represent an ...