Building disaster-relief phone apps on the fly
Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the Qatar Computing Research Institute have developed new tools that allow people with minimal programming skill to rapidly ...
Google's 'Hummingbird' hatches new search formula (Update 3)
Google has quietly retooled the closely guarded formula running its Internet search engine to give better answers to the increasingly complex questions posed by Web surfers.
eBay: We don't share customer data with NSA (Update)
Online retail giant eBay believes offering each shopper a unique store tailored to their personal tastes and interests is the future of the $10 trillion global commerce market.
Internet radio becoming more mainstream, survey says
Internet radio's drumbeat is getting louder. More than half of Americans who go online listen to Internet radio services, and consumers who use them are using them more often, indicating the industry has become increasingly ...
YouTube revamps much-criticized comments feed
YouTube, the Google-owned video sharing website, said Tuesday it was revamping its comments feed which some web users claimed had turned into a magnet for crude and vulgar postings.
Designing the classroom of the future
The integration of ICT into every day teaching can have a positive impact on student knowledge and understanding, and can help teachers deliver stimulating and motivating classes.
Smart recycle bin wins record-breaking MHacks hackathon
An intelligent trash can that sorts recyclables from garbage won first prize at the University of Michigan's 36-hour maker blitz, MHacks.
A fast fish with a huge impact: Major changes to the Danube ecosystem
Globalization is breaking down barriers—also for plants and animals on the lookout for new homes. Rivers are also changing, in particular through the introduction of non-native species, often brought in ...
Mine metals at Maine Superfund site causing widespread contamination
Toxic metals from the only open pit mine in an estuary system in the United States are widespread in nearby sediment, water and fish and may be affecting marine and coastal animals that feed on them beyond ...
Google unleashes Coder for Raspberry Pi as kid-friendly tool
Unprecedented rate and scale of ocean acidification found in the Arctic
Acidification of the Arctic Ocean is occurring faster than projected according to new findings published in the journal PLoS One. The increase in rate is being blamed on rapidly melting sea ice, a proces ...
Tiny number of Asian carp could be big problem for the Great Lakes
(Phys.org) —A tiny number of Asian carp could establish a population of the invasive fish in the Great Lakes, according to new research from the University of Waterloo.
New iPhone 5C 'too costly for China': analysts, users (Update)
Apple's lower-cost iPhone 5C will retail for more than $700 in China, putting it out of reach of most consumers and raising questions over the firm's ability to build sales in the world's biggest mobile market.
New open-source online maps provide details of urban supply chains
As ever-larger "megacities" become home to more and more of the world's people, the supply chains that bring essential supplies to these crowded populations will become increasingly complex.