'Deep web search' may help scientists
When you do a simple Web search on a topic, the results that pop up aren't the whole story. The Internet contains a vast trove of information—sometimes called the "Deep Web"—that isn't indexed by search ...
Planktonic world: First scientific results from the Tara Oceans expedition
When you mention rich ecosystems that are vital for life on Earth, people tend to think of rainforests, but ocean plankton are actually just as crucial. The microscopic beings that drift on the upper layer ...
Americans tweet, text, surf ... while driving
It's not just texting: American motorists admit to surfing the Web, posting tweets and even taking selfies while behind the wheel, a new survey shows.
St. Louis Fed says research section hacked
The St. Louis branch of the Federal Reserve Bank has acknowledged that hackers manipulated settings on its website for research data, but that the central bank itself was not compromised.
Researchers explore mechanics of silk to design materials with high strength and low density
Spider silk has long been noted for its graceful structure, as well as its advanced material properties: Ounce for ounce, it is stronger than steel.
Mellower Microsoft now clicks with its rivals
Todd McKinnon, the chief executive of a San Francisco technology startup, has no illusions about how the Microsoft of an earlier era would have viewed his firm.
AOL signs off after 30-year connection
Over its 30-year history, the company got America on the Internet, became a corporate power, lost its luster and reinvented itself several times in an effort to stay relevant.
US 'concerned' over reported Chinese global censorship tool
The United States expressed concern Friday over reports China has used a powerful censorship tool dubbed "Great Cannon" to attack websites around the world.
Google web-browsing toolbar debuts in Cuba
A Google toolbar to streamline tasks—such as searching the Internet or bookmarking online pages with Web browsing programs—made its debut in Cuba.
For most, N. Korean online shopping not just a click away
Online shopping has arrived in North Korea, though it's as isolated from the rest of the world as the country itself, and the vast majority of North Koreans lack the technology to use it.
Smart cities and human factor—the social challenge
People do not seek urban regeneration. This is because they do not see it as a necessity.
Mozilla says HTTPS is the way forward for the Web
Spying on your kid's phone with Teensafe will only undermine trust
There is a growing market in software that can be used by parents to track their child's mobile phone and internet activity. The Teensafe app, recently launched in Australia, is one such app that has prom ...
High court to consider lawsuits over personal data
The Supreme Court said Monday it will decide whether websites and other firms that collect personal data can be sued for publishing inaccurate information even if the mistakes don't cause any actual harm.