Published August 13, 2011
A new startup has created a system that promises to deliver warning of coming heat waves and extreme weather events well in advance of current methods -- and it warns of a blistering end to August.
Published June 23, 2011
Paleontologists are looking to dig up the remains of William Shakespeare, hoping to unlock the mysteries of his life and death -- including the famous playwright's private habits.
Published June 09, 2011
While the global economy continues to sputter, the burgeoning cybercrime industry is flourishing -- so much that these vast criminal organizations have begun posting job listings online to meet the growing demand for malware coders.
Published May 07, 2011
Need to take out an enemy sniper? There’s an app for that. To streamline operations in a rapidly digitizing world, the Army is creating an online app marketplace in the hopes of empowering its soldiers and boosting efficiency.
Published March 22, 2011
Just as the computers that ran Iran’s nuclear program were sabotaged and crippled by a cyber “super worm” virus, the software used to run much of America’s industrial, transportation and power infrastructure -- including nuclear power plants and major airports -- is vulnerable to cyber attack. And two software companies have revealed dozens of successful hacks to prove it.
Published March 10, 2011
All three major players in web browsing are releasing key updates to their software hot on the heels of the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference -- and the browser wars are heating up all over again.
Published March 01, 2011
The sudden surge of seismic activity in the Arkansas has some experts concerned that natural gas drilling could be contributing to the swarm of earthquakes.
Published January 27, 2011
The e-book market has exploded, thanks to the Amazon Kindle, the Barnes & Noble Nook, the Apple iPad and others. Once you've dropped a bundle on that new tablet, you don't need to spend to get more content for it: There are many ways to get free digital books. Here's what you need to know.
Published January 17, 2011
One of the biggest obstacle to a potential mission to Mars is finding the nearly $150 billion dollars needed to develop the program. A new article in the Journal of Cosmology proposes a unique solution to that problem: advertising.
Published January 13, 2011
After four years of development, IBM has publicly unveiled Watson -- a new computing system that specializes in analyzing natural human language and answering complex questions. In other words, it’s really good at Jeopardy.