New process recycles valuable rare earth metals from old electronics
Scientists at the Critical Materials Institute have developed a two-step recovery process that makes recycling rare-earth metals easier and more cost-effective.
Putting net neutrality in context
After much litigation, public demonstration and deliberation, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3 to 2 to adopt open internet rules. While the substantive details of the decision are not yet known, the rules ...
Researchers find 3-D printed parts to provide low-cost, custom alternatives for lab equipment
The 3-D printing scene, a growing favorite of do-it-yourselfers, has spread to the study of plasma physics. With a series of experiments, researchers at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have ...
Google hits back at rivals with futuristic HQ plan
Google unveiled plans Friday for a new campus headquarters integrating wildlife and sweeping waterways, aiming to make a big statement in Silicon Valley—which is already seeing ambitious projects from Apple ...
Local media have positive slant toward local businesses, Rice University expert finds
When local news media report about hometown companies, they use fewer negative words than when reporting about nonlocal companies, according to research by business experts at Rice University and the University of Texas at ...
White House drafts privacy bill, consumers push for more
(AP)—Amid "rapid growth" in the collection of data on Americans, the White House is proposing legislation that calls on businesses to do more to help consumers protect their personal information.
Pebble smartwatch nears Kickstarter record
The latest version of the Pebble smartwatch neared a record funding amount on Kickstarter on Friday amid growing interest in wearable tech and ahead of the highly anticipated Apple Watch launch.
Google backflips on Blogger sexual content ban
Days after announcing a ban on sexually explicit content or "graphic nudity" on its Blogger platform, Google has reversed course.
Computer-assisted authoring tools help to create complex interactive narratives
Visitors to interactive virtual worlds want the ability to significantly affect the outcome of a story, but authoring these digital experiences is extremely complex. A new platform developed by Disney Research ...
QR codes engineered into cybersecurity protection
QR, or Quick Response, codes – those commonly black and white boxes that people scan with a smartphone to learn more about something – have been used to convey information about everything from cereals ...
Uber discloses data breach, theft of license numbers
Global ride-sharing startup Uber said Friday a data breach last year may have allowed a hacker to gain access to the license numbers of some 50,000 of its drivers.
Survey reveals sorry state of European cybersecurity
The European Commission's annual Eurobarometer Cyber Security Survey, the third edition of which was recently released, is a substantial survey of more than 27,000 respondents from 28 countries. It contains intere ...
Brain signals turn into drone commands in Lisbon presentation
Low-power barometric pressure sensor for mobile and wearable gadgets and iot devices
Infineon Technologies AG has launched an ultra-high ±5cm resolution, miniature MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) pressure sensor for use in mobile and wearable gadgets and IoT (Internet of Things) devices. The DPS310 ...