The next Cold War has already begun – in cyberspace

The world is fighting a hidden war thanks to a massive shift in the technologies countries can use to attack each other. Much like the Cold War, the…

Nasa’s Fermi Telescope Set to Spot Gravitational Wave Sources

While the world celebrated the detection of gravitational waves in September last year, less than half a second later, the Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM) on Nasa’s Fermi Gamma-ray…

Innovate UK offers sharing economy start-ups chance to win £180,000

Start-ups with a focus on the sharing economy have a chance to win £180,000 and partnerships with names such as Airbnb and Nesta, with applications open for Innovate…

New model predicts wind speeds more accurately with three months of data than others do with 12

When a power company wants to build a new wind farm, it generally hires a consultant to make wind speed measurements at the proposed site for eight to…

Italian ambassador recalled from Cairo after lack of progress in murder probe

Maurizio Massari departs over lack of progress in investigation into death of Italian student Giulio Regeni A banner saying ‘Verita per Giulio [Truth for Giulio]’ is displayed during…

System that replaces human intuition with algorithms outperforms human teams

Big-data analysis consists of searching for buried patterns that have some kind of predictive power. But choosing which “features” of the data to analyze usually requires some human…

Qatari hunter among group kidnapped in Iraq is released, officials say

Qatar’s interior ministry says one of the 26 hunters, a member of Qatar’s ruling family, abducted in December has been freed A camel in the desert of southern…

One in five UK tech start-up founders are immigrants

More than one in five directors of new UK technology companies are foreign nationals, according to research from DueDil of company and director datasets. Of the 27,395 UK…

YouTube Gets 360-Degree Live Streaming and Spatial Audio

Video sharing behemoth YouTube on Monday introduced 360-degree live streaming and spatial audio to its platform. The company last year in March introduced the 360-degree video support for…

On Wikipedia, politically controversial science topics vulnerable to information sabotage

Research has moved online, with more than 80 percent of US students using Wikipedia for research papers. Credit: Minneapolis Central Library, Wikipedia Commons, Steve Lyons Wikipedia reigns. It’s…