To win an election, a strongly connected voter network is key, physicists conclude
Researcher discusses electronic cochlear architecture
Researchers have developed an architecture and digital implementation of an electronic cochlea with an acoustic fovea and address event representation using field programmable gate arrays. Prof. Andreas Andreou of Johns Hopkins ...
New LED packaging technology improves performance
Facebook's free-access Internet is limited – and that's raised questions over fairness
Despite the importance of the Internet to contemporary society, according to the ITU only 42% of the world's population are online. That leaves 4.3 billion people without the Internet, of which 90% live i ...
Google Glass was a product looking for a market
The announcement that Google is to halt sales of its Google Glass augmented-reality spectacles has been interpreted by some people as the end of a pilot project and the start of a new phase of product development, ...
Researchers develop cheaper and simpler radar-absorbent material
A radar absorbent material (RAM) that can operate over a broad range of frequencies and incident angles, is simple to manufacture, low cost, robust, and thin enough for conformal applications like aircraft ...
Software automatically transforms movie clips into comic strips
Is social media the weak link in the fight against cyber attacks?
Improved cybersecurity for governments and the private sector is expected to feature in US President Barack Obama's annual State of the Union Address delivered on Tuesday night (US time) to Congress. ...
Scientists urge artificial intelligence safety focus
The development of artificial intelligence is growing fast and hundreds of the world's leading scientists and entrepreneurs are urging a renewed focus on safety and ethics to prevent dangers to society.
Thermodynamics of visual images may help us see the world
New privacy concerns over government's health care website
The government's health insurance website is quietly passing along consumers' personal data to outside websites, just as President Barack Obama is calling for stronger cybersecurity protections.
Landmine detector that uses pulse induction to improve sensitivity
Collaborating researchers at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology and the Samsung Thales Corporation have developed a landmine detector that uses pulse induction to improve sensitivity. Their device ...
Twitter buys India mobile phone startup ZipDial
Twitter said on Tuesday it will buy Indian mobile marketing firm ZipDial, reportedly for $30-$40 million, as it looks to tap one of the world's fastest growing mobile phone markets.
UAE says falling oil prices will not impact clean energy
The United Arab Emirates on Monday downplayed fears that the fall in oil prices could negatively impact the development of renewable energy projects.