Popular Science articles about Mathematics & Economics
What's the best place to conduct a conversation about a confidential or even classified matter? Surprisingly, probably not a conference room designed in accordance with acoustical criteria approved by the Department of Defense (DOD).
It turns out that the way to keep track of your many passwords to online accounts is the same as how to get to Carnegie Hall -- practice, practice, practice....
Creating a computer program to find relationships in networks, such as Google Plus and Facebook, may help users more easily set up and maintain privacy settings, according to researchers.
A UT Arlington assistant engineering professor has developed a computational model that can more accurately predict when an epileptic seizure will occur next based on the patient's personalized medical information.
Digital activism is usually nonviolent and tends to work best when social media tools are combined with street-level organization, according to new research from the University of Washington.
A computer program called the Never Ending Image Learner (NEIL) is running 24 hours a day at Carnegie Mellon University, searching the Web for images, doing its best to understand...
New York City fashion scouts and police officers often rely on a well-honed gut instinct to help make critical judgments of total strangers.
Computer engineers and hearing scientists at The Ohio State University have made a potential breakthrough in solving a 50-year-old problem in hearing technology: how to help the hearing-impaired understand speech...
Mandatory calorie postings at fast-food chains often ignored or unseen, does not influence food choice
Posting the calorie content of menu items at major fast-food chains in Philadelphia, per federal law, does not change purchasing habits or decrease the number of calories that those customers...
As an acoustical engineer, Craig Dolder -- currently a graduate student at the University of Texas, Austin -- knew that loud noises can damage hearing. Even so, when Canada's Formula 1 Grand Prix coincided with an Acoustical Society of America...
Mention vuvuzela to soccer fans, and they may cringe. The plastic horn rose to prominence during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, where tens of thousands of those instruments...
Big box retailers may have had the secret to combating online retailers all along: instant gratification. A new study from Columbia Business School that is published in the Journal of...
The more women there are on a corporate board the less a company pays for its acquisitions, according to a new study by researchers at UBC's Sauder School of Business.
From using concrete or abstract materials to giving immediate or delayed feedback, there are rampant debates over the best teaching strategies to use. But, in reality, improving education is not...
Movie attendance peaks during the holiday season, and studios capitalize on this by releasing dozens of new titles between the end of November and the new year, with much of...
A steadily improving job market will greet most college graduates this year, although those with a newly minted MBA may find tough sledding, according to Michigan State University's annual Recruiting...
A famous math problem that has vexed mathematicians for decades has met an elegant solution by Cornell University researchers. Graduate student Yash Lodha, working with Justin Moore, professor of mathematics,...
An EU-27 survey of intermediary organizations operating on the education, social and employment sectors and providing IT training has produced a first ever assessment of the e-Inclusion intermediary sector. It...
The true potential of Peruvian anchovy lies not in fishmeal but as food for people and as part of the ocean food web, according to Canadian and Peruvian researchers.
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- Microsoft joins move to encrypt Web traffic
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- Seven world-class cities riding tall in bike-share boom, solving 'the last mile' without cars
- Dementia epidemic looms by 2050
- Team creates brand associations by mining millions of images from social media
- Drones 'vulnerable to flying hack'
- Declining Prices Spur Layoffs At PotashCorp
- Mixed reaction as US House passes patent reform
- Tech bugs plague federal projects
- SpaceX plans third launch attempt on Monday
- Google barge under investigation in San Francisco
- Flashlight app secretly tracked users' locations, FTC says
- Twitter pushes deeper into targeted advertising
- Microsoft slumps after Mulally repeats 'no change'
- Scientists to Congress: We Have the Technology to Find Alien Life
- High quality preschool narrows gap between high-risk kids, higher achievers, study finds
- ‘Stray Sock Syndrome’ - A Robotic Investigation
- Human-computer interface technologies follow consumers' actions, offer help
- Obama: 'I'm not allowed an iPhone'
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- Navy launches UAV from submerged submarine
- Apple hits 52-week high amid stock buyback
- New program helps curb phone use while driving
- Little new for science in autumn statement
- Large Companies Prepared to Pay Price on Carbon
- Africa and EU team up on food and farming research
- Coffee greenwashing works
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- New algorithm finds you, even in untagged photos
- Mission possible: Simulation-based training and experimentation on display
- Carnegie Mellon scheme uses shared visual cues to help people remember multiple passwords
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- New algorithm finds you, even in untagged photos
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