Crowdfunding 101: Researchers use #SciFund Challenge to determine key factors in successful Internet fundraising
Everything you know about crowdfunding is wrong, at least according to researchers at UC Santa Barbara. And that, they add, is good news for scientists. Crowdfunding is the practice of financing a project ...
Organic electronics could lead to cheap, wearable medical sensors
(Phys.org) —Future fitness trackers could soon add blood-oxygen levels to the list of vital signs measured with new technology developed by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley.
WikiGalaxy turns Wikipedia into a galaxy of stars
Israeli researchers find flaw in Alibaba site
Israeli cybersecurity researchers say that personal information of millions of Alibaba users may have been exposed through flaws on the e-commerce giant's platform.
Freescale announces faster wireless charging solution
Storing hydrogen underground could boost transportation, energy security
Large-scale storage of low-pressure, gaseous hydrogen in salt caverns and other underground sites for transportation fuel and grid-scale energy applications offers several advantages over above-ground storage, ...
A better way to find communities in networks
A key challenge network scientists face is figuring out how networks break down into communities—for example, different groups of friends in a high school social network or species in a food web.
Researchers using germanium instead of silicon for CMOS devices
A laboratory at Purdue University provided a critical part of the world's first transistor in 1947 – the purified germanium semiconductor – and now researchers here are on the forefront of a new germanium ...
Microsoft says private data 'at risk' in court case
Microsoft argued Monday in a court brief that an order requiring it to give US prosecutors data stored in Ireland could "put all of our private digital information at risk."
Sony's PlayStation store suffers suspected hack
Sony's online PlayStation store was inaccessible to users for part of Monday in the latest possible cyberattack on the electronics and entertainment company.
Internet giants wage war on pop-up ad blockers
Imagine being able to surf the web and watch videos online without having to swat away pesky pop-up ads?
Tiny motions bring digital doubles to life (w/ Video)
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems unveil new technology for motion and shape capture (MoSh) that helps animators jump the "Uncanny Valley" by turning a few moving dots into detailed ...
Researchers convert sunlight to electricity with over 40 percent efficiency
UNSW Australia's solar researchers have converted over 40% of the sunlight hitting a solar system into electricity, the highest efficiency ever reported.
Artificial intelligence: Hawking's fears stir debate
There was the psychotic HAL 9000 in "2001: A Space Odyssey," the humanoids which attacked their human masters in "I, Robot" and, of course, "The Terminator", where a robot is sent into the past to kill a ...