Databases must balance privacy, utility, says statistics professor

Agencies like the U.S. Census Bureau produce a voluminous amount of data, much of which is of tremendous value to social scientists and other researchers. But the data also includes personal information that, under the law, ...

Engineering a new way to see dinosaurs

With the eye of an electrical engineer, Nels Peterson is hoping to bring a new, high-tech tool to the field excavation of dinosaurs, a labor of picks, shovels and brushes that has changed little over the past 100 years.

Scientists find elusive waves in sun's corona

Scientists for the first time have observed elusive oscillations in the Sun's corona, known as Alfvén waves, that transport energy outward from the surface of the Sun. The discovery is expected to give researchers more insight ...

Television, Internet -- what's next?

Watch 3-D television without stereo glasses, use screens with-out touching them, download video with no loss of quality – in future this will be the norm for media technology. At the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin, ...

Chemists get grip on slippery lipids

The ability of the body's cells to correctly receive and convey signals is crucial to good health. Lipids, or fats, play a critical role in this regulation by providing spaces for proteins to gather and network. They are ...

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