Outrage over Facebook’s “emotional contagion” experiment shows a general misunderstanding of what Facebook is and how it works.
Software could prevent sensitive medical data from being inadvertently shared as health records get passed around.
The first application of a novel water-repellent material from Harvard could be low-energy freezers.
Social capitalists on Twitter are inadvertently ruining the network for ordinary users, say network scientists.
With emotion-triggering effort, Facebook pushes beyond data-driven studies on voting, sharing, and organ-donation prompts, to make people feel good or bad.
Chips made with nanotube transistors, which could be five times faster, should be ready around 2020, says IBM.
Imagine a dishwasher that requires a username and password. Smart homes will require unprecedented effort to ensure not just security but also usability.
Wind-turbine designers are warming up to an alternative to the three-bladed rotors that have been an industry standard for the past quarter century.
It’s possible to buy a good reputation on the Internet for a modest price, but some are trying to put an end to that.
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