A drone that finds survivors through their phones
A drone makes large circles in the sky. With two powerful antennas, it sniffs the data packets emitted by mobile phones. On the ground, an interface developed specifically for this project makes it possible ...
New Argonne initiative to examine the details of the combustion process
Every science experiment and every mathematical model faces the same challenge: uncertainty.
Dutch company launches new-generation urban wind turbines
New system would allow individuals to pick and choose what data to share with websites, mobile apps
Cellphone metadata has been in the news quite a bit lately, but the National Security Agency isn't the only organization that collects information about people's online behavior. Newly downloaded cellphone ...
'Melbourne Shuffle' secures data in the cloud
To keep data safe in the cloud, a group of computer scientists suggests doing the Melbourne Shuffle.
Bill ensures emails, photos won't die with person
A group of influential U.S. lawyers says it has an answer to the question of what should happen to Facebook, Yahoo, Gmail and other online accounts when a person dies.
Airbnb remodels online home
Online lodgings listings service Airbnb on Wednesday took the wraps off a major remodel of its online home complete with a new logo.
Smallest logic circuit fabricated with single-electron transistors
On Welsh corgis, computer vision, and the power of deep learning
Can you tell the difference between the two breeds of corgis? If you're like many, you probably are barely even aware that such dogs exist, let alone the fact that there are two—and only two—kinds of ...
Visa launches new service to pay online
(AP)—Payment processor Visa is launching a new service called Visa Checkout that eliminates a few steps in online payment.
Device eliminates 93 percent of lawnmower pollutant
A team of University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering students have won an EPA student design contest for a device they created that curbs harmful pollutant emitted from lawnmowers by ...
New connection between stacked solar cells can handle energy of 70,000 suns
(Phys.org) —North Carolina State University researchers have come up with a new technique for improving the connections between stacked solar cells, which should improve the overall efficiency of solar ...
The future cometh: Science, technology and humanity at Singularity Summit 2011 (Part I)
Dubai to build climate-controlled 'city', largest mall
Dubai is planning to build a temperature-controlled city featuring the world's largest mall and an indoor park, as well as hotels, health resorts and theatres, the developer said.