Scientists work up a crab-powered computer

(Phys.org) -- A team of scientists from Japan and England have hit the high mark in exploring and testing unconventional forms of computation. They have built and tested a computer using crabs. This is a computer in which ...

Facebook buys startup aimed at loyal shoppers

Facebook on Friday confirmed that it bought a San Francisco startup that helps merchants court shoppers with rewards for checking in with smartphones during visits.

'Anonymous' member jailed for hacking UK abortion site

A member of the international computer hacking group Anonymous was jailed for two years, eight months on Friday for breaking into the website of Britain's biggest abortion service provider.

Topological transitions in metamaterials

The ability to control the flow of electrons using engineered materials is fundamental to the information technology revolution, yet many properties of matter are still unclear. Now a University of Alberta researcher is closer ...