Twitter adding mute button for unwanted posts
Twitter on Monday began letting users 'mute' posts from people they are not interested in hearing from at the popular one-to-many messaging service.
Enhanced online resource gives land managers "heads up" for invasive plants of Australia's future
A web resource that screens potential plant invaders under future climates and provides the information to land managers has been expanded to screen nearly 600 exotic plant species.
What's in your air?
Every senior at MIT has come to know the campus in a personal way, having established favorite haunts for studying, eating, resting, and playing during their four years at the Institute. But the Course 1 ...
Phytoplankton and zooplankton biomass will decrease 6 and 11 percent due to climate change
It is estimated that ocean temperature warming will cause phytoplankton and zooplankton biomass to decrease by 6 percent and 11 percent respectively by the end of the century. A lower amount of these two ...
What makes Spider-Man's web so strong?
Spider-Man's webs are pretty impressive, capable of supporting Spidey's weight as he swings through New York, trapping super-villains and even suspending cars above city streets. What are they made of? And ...
How a 'sensor society' quietly takes over
As our cars, phones and computers get "smarter" they – and the companies that provide them – know a lot more about us than they used to.
Survey: 'Heartbleed' spooks 39 pct of Web surfers
A new survey has found that most Americans who recently learned about a major breakdown in Internet security have been trying to protect themselves but a group nearly as large is unaware of the threat.
The intergalactic medium unveiled: Cosmic Web Imager directly observes 'dim matter'
(Phys.org) —Caltech astronomers have taken unprecedented images of the intergalactic medium (IGM)—the diffuse gas that connects galaxies throughout the universe—with the Cosmic Web Imager, an instrument ...
The four types of social media user in the academic and research community
Within the framework of the Leibniz Association's Science 2.0 research group, the Goportis – Leibniz Library Network for Research Information recently participated in a nationwide study involving academics ...
Kerry: Internet access a 'fundamental right'
Secretary of State John Kerry says people around the world have a fundamental right to the Internet. He is denouncing authoritarian governments that place restrictions on web access and social media.
New approach to managing marine ecosystems
Ways to manage natural resources have been under development for decades, driven by an increasing need to understand the effect of man-made impacts on ecosystems. Often, it has been assumed that management could be based ...
How to fix the Internet's plumbing problem
(Phys.org) —Twenty-five years ago, an engineer at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva Switzerland, had an idea that would change the world. Tim Berners Lee sent a memo to his ...
Internet co-creator Cerf debunks 'myth' that US runs it
The Google executive considered to be one of the fathers of the Internet on Thursday debunked what he called the "myth" that it is controlled by the United States.
Tech Tips: Add 2nd layer of protection online
If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it's that passwords don't offer total protection.