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Researchers reveal the language of Kickstarter success

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have analyzed the top phrases of successful -- and unsuccessful -- Kickstarter campaigns. Hint: mentioning cats doesn't hurt.

By Jan. 16, 2014


DJ meets gym coach with app that keys songs to heart rate

Prototype setup includes earbuds that measure both acceleration and heart beat to calculate how hard you're working, and an app that grabs the best songs to keep you at your target heart rate.

By Oct. 24, 2012


Cryptography scientists win 2012 Turing Award

Association for Computing Machinery bestows its award on Shafi Goldwasser and Silvio Micali for pioneering technology in Internet security.

By Mar. 13, 2013


Reimagining death for the 21st century

Compostable cocoons for corpses? Urns with OLED displays? Some of the ideas out of the Design for Death competition could dramatically change the way we bury our loved ones.

By Aug. 2, 2013


Judea Pearl named 2011 winner of Turing Award

UCLA professor cited for pioneering work in extending our understanding of artificial intelligence

By Mar. 15, 2012


Body scanner ruling could squelch NSA domestic spying

Electronic Privacy Information Center organizes request by leading technologists to halt National Security Agency's domestic surveillance. They're trying a novel argument from a 2011 lawsuit.

By Jun. 17, 2013


ThermoGame: Feel the burn while gaming

Researchers in Tokyo have come up with a game controller that heats up or cools down depending on the on-screen action.

By Aug. 6, 2010


CGI hackers discover secret of rainbows

Computer graphics professionals, seeking out more realistic simulations for natural phenomena for video games and movies, gain a striking new insight into the how rare types of rainbows work.

By Dec. 9, 2011


First screen first: <br>Big event TV and social media

It's the shared love of network TV content that inspires people to express themselves and connect with others on social platforms.

By Apr. 4, 2012


How robot planes could learn carrier crew hand gestures

Research into flight-deck hand gestures may help the unmanned X-47B stealth plane take off from and land on aircraft carriers. Just don't flip it off.

By Mar. 15, 2012