FireChat's revolutionary use will not be revolutionary for long
FireChat, the mobile phone app that allows users to communicate directly with each other through Bluetooth and Wi-Fi instead of through the existing telecoms network, has demonstrated its usefulness in H ...
CERN turns 60 and celebrates peaceful collaboration for science
Today, CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is blowing out 60 candles at an event attended by official delegations from 35 countries. Founded in 1954, CERN is today the largest particle physics ...
Inventor of World Wide Web warns of threat to internet
The British inventor of the World Wide Web warned on Saturday that the freedom of the internet is under threat by governments and corporations interested in controlling the web.
Alibaba mega IPO caps founder Jack Ma success tale
When Jack Ma founded Alibaba 15 years ago he insisted the e-commerce venture should see itself as competing against Silicon Valley, not other Chinese companies. That bold ambition from a time when China was ...
Scots' inventions are fuel for independence debate
What has Scotland ever done for us? Plenty, it turns out. The land that gave the world haggis and tartan has produced so much more, from golf and television to Dolly the Sheep and "Grand Theft Auto."
Number of websites explodes past a billion (and counting)
The number of websites has burst above one billion and is growing apace, according to figures updated in real time by online tracker Internet Live Stats.
WEF unveils 'crowdsourcing' push on how to run the Web
The World Economic Forum unveiled a project on Thursday aimed at connecting governments, businesses, academia, technicians and civil society worldwide to brainstorm the best ways to govern the Internet.
Bombarded by explosive waves of information, scientists review new ways to process and analyze Big Data
Big Data presents scientists with unfolding opportunities, including, for instance, the possibility of discovering heterogeneous characteristics in the population leading to the development of personalized ...
How to better allocate research money and fix a flawed system
Taxpayers want to know that their money is well spent on research. Yet funding agencies persist in trying to explain research results in terms of papers and publications rather than in terms of people – ...
Scholars and scientists explore factors underlying serendipitous discoveries
What do Velcro, Tang, penicillin, the structure of DNA and the World Wide Web have in common?
New web technology would let you track how your private data is used online
By now, most people feel comfortable conducting financial transactions on the Web. The cryptographic schemes that protect online banking and credit card purchases have proven their reliability over decade ...
Europe can't enforce the right to be forgotten
In a digitally connected world, it is becoming almost impossible to remove your digital footprint. The fact that the European Court of Justice has ruled that internet search providers such as Google have to remove ...
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.