Latest science news in Mathematics & Economics

Software Allows ISPs and P2P Users to Get Along Without Getting Too Cozy

9 years ago from Science Blog

Peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing services, which connect individual users for simultaneous uploads and downloads directly rather than through a central server, are reported to account for as much as 70 percent...

AT&T launches TV service on new phones, rivaling Verizon

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- AT&T Inc. is launching its new video service for cell phones Sunday on two phones, and will charge $15 per month for 10 channels.

Engineers Harness Cell Phone Technology For Use In Medical Imaging

9 years ago from Science Daily

With an innovative concept developed by UC Berkeley engineers, the ubiquitous cell phone could one day be used to make medical imaging accessible to billions of people around the world....

Microsoft device helping solve crimes

9 years ago from Physorg

Microsoft said thousands of U.S. and international police officers are using a special USB thumb drive to gather digital evidence.

South Korea's First Astronaut Hospitalized With Back Pain

9 years ago from Space.com

South Korea's first astronaut has been hospitalized.

Food scientists say stop biofuels to fight world hunger

9 years ago from AP Science

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some top international food scientists Tuesday recommended halting the use of food-based biofuels, such as ethanol, saying it would cut corn prices by 20 percent during a...

In Food Shortage, The World Looks to the Potato

9 years ago from PopSci

Quite a lot has been written in search of the root causes of the recent global increase in food prices. While bio fuels have taken their fair share of criticism,...

Robotic Jellyfish On The Move

9 years ago from PopSci

At a conference in Germany, engineers unveiled a robotic jellyfish designed to swim—but not sting—like the real thing. The AquaJelly runs on rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, has a roughly spherical body...

MySpace Inks TV Deal With U.K. Firm

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

News Corp.'s MySpace has given a British media company exclusive rights to distribute video programming from the social networking site on broadcast television outside the U.S. and to sell DVDs...

FCC Fines Stores For Hawking "Useless" TVs

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Federal regulators fined retailers a combined $3.9 million for failing to label analog television sets properly as subject to become essentially useless after the United States switches to digital TV...

Software Helps Protect Kids From Predators

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Thanks to some new technology from Google, analysts at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children now have a tool that could greatly enhance their effectiveness, writes Larry Magid.

Web Sites Going Back To The USSR

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Sixteen years after the Soviet Union's collapse, Web sites ending in the Soviet ".su" domain name have been rising - registrations increased 45 percent this year alone.

Hybrid Sales Soar 38 Percent In U.S.

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

U.S. registrations of new hybrid vehicles rose 38 percent in 2007 to a record 350,289, according to data to be released by a Southfield-based automotive marketing and research company.

Bush Plan For 31 MPG Fuel Standard By 2015

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

The nation's fleet of new cars and trucks will be required to achieve 31.6 miles per gallon by 2015, the Bush administration said.

Getting Paid To Drive Green

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Some of the biggest carbon footprints on the planet belong to American business and industry. But some are trying to make a difference by paying their employees to go green....

U.S. Scraps "Virtual Fence" On Border

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

The government is scrapping a $20 million prototype of its highly touted "virtual fence" on the Arizona-Mexico border because the system is failing to adequately alert border patrol agents to...

Doctors Slow To Adapt To An E-mail Culture

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Suzanne Kreuziger is a registered nurse who uses e-mail almost exclusively to communicate with friends. But when it comes to reaching her doctor, there's a frustrating firewall.

"Bum Bot" Targets Atlanta Vagrants

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Cars passing O'Terrill's pub screech to a halt at the sight of a 300-pound, waist-high robot marked "SECURITY" rolling through downtown long after dark.

China Ties U.S. In Internet Users

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

China's fast-growing population of Internet users has soared to 221 million, tying the United States for the largest number of people online, according to government data reported.

Cuban Bloggers Defy Government Control

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Only a month has passed since ordinary Cubans won the right to own computers, and the government still keeps a rigid grip on Internet access.

Digitizing Books For Google: No Quick Task

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Hundreds of librarians are making digital versions of books to be included in Google Inc.'s Book Search, a portal that will eventually lead users to all the estimated 50 million...

Bush Cracks Down On Copyright Pirates

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

The Bush administration is accusing China, Russia and seven other nations of failing to adequately protect American producers of movies, computer software and other copyrighted material from widespread piracy.

Drought Spotlights Small Georgia County

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

The historic drought gripping Georgia has put overlooked Dade County squarely in the spotlight. And the state's efforts to tap into the nearby Tennessee River could give the county of...

House Of Lords Goes High-Tech

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

The British House of Lords is a centuries-old institution, but Larry Magid found that the upper house of Parliament is embracing some aspects of the 21st century.

"Grand Theft Auto IV" Hits Store Shelves

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

"Grand Theft Auto IV" went on sale Tuesday, with many fans lining up at midnight to gobble up the popular video game.

GD-brand ground cumin recalled in Canada

9 years ago from UPI

OTTAWA, April 30 (UPI) -- The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning against consuming GD-brand ground cumin because of a potential contamination hazard.

Langer a finalist for Millennium Technology Prize

9 years ago from MIT Research

MIT Institute Professor Robert Langer has been chosen as a finalist for the Millennium Technology Prize, the world's largest prize for technology innovation. MIT alumus Andrew Viterbi '56, SM '57,...

Meet Nexi, the Media Lab's latest robot star

9 years ago from MIT Research

A new experimental robot from the MIT Media Lab can slant its eyebrows in anger, or raise them in surprise, and show a wide assortment of facial expressions to communicate...