Health commentators say there is a lingering consent problem in biobanking
14 hours ago
Researchers throughout the world are going to great lengths to get hold of your genes, tissue and health information. Yet, remarkably, there is very little consensus on how they should be going about doing that. In an essay ...
Taking the genomic revolution to corn fields to improve crops
22 hours ago
"Having the sequence of a genome is like having the blueprint of a house," says Natalia de Leon, a professor of agronomy at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Engineers achieve significant breakthrough in spin wave based information processing technology
Jul 24, 2017
Conventional electronic devices make use of semiconductor circuits and they transmit information by electric charges. However, such devices are being pushed to their physical limit and the technology is facing immense challenges ...
'Social media triangulation' provides new approach for emergency responders
Jul 20, 2017
During emergency situations like severe weather or terrorist attacks, local officials and first responders have an urgent need for accessible, reliable and real-time data. Rob Grace, a doctoral student in Penn State's College ...
Optical high-bitrate nanoantenna developed for use with optical waveguide
Jul 20, 2017 report
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from several institutions in Germany and Australia has developed an optical high-bitrate nanoantenna that they used with an optical waveguide. In their paper published on the open access ...
When it comes to kids and social media, it's not all bad news
Jul 20, 2017
While we often hear about the negative impact social media has on children, the use of sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram is not a one-size-fits-all activity. Children use it in a wide variety of ways – some of ...
SoftBank CEO sees massive data, AI as key to future advances
Jul 20, 2017
Masayoshi Son, chief executive of SoftBank Group Corp., says artificial intelligence combined with data gathered by billions of sensors will bring on an "information revolution," that will benefit people more than the 19th ...
New research tracks global IT's shift from cost-cutting to revenue-boosting
Jul 17, 2017
Information technology is often credited for its role in helping companies cut costs. However, new research by Professor Sunil Mithas at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business shows that information ...
Indonesia limits access to Telegram app, readies total ban
Jul 15, 2017
Indonesia says it's blocking web versions of the encrypted Telegram instant messaging app and will block the app completely if it continues to be a forum for radical propaganda and violent militants.
New imaging technique able to watch molecular dynamics of neurodegenerative diseases
Jul 13, 2017
Researchers have developed a fast and practical molecular-scale imaging technique that could let scientists view never-before-seen dynamics of biological processes involved in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's ...