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A transparent mouse might sound like something in the next Neil Gaiman novel. But they're very real, very creepy and could be very important to science.
A startup hip to the ways of the Web and a publishing rival from pre-Net days are trying to teach each other a lesson. It's a tussle involving research papers and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Startup hopes to overhaul how researchers publish papers, making them freely available to all and substituting social-network success for the traditional peer-review process.
E-book platform Inkling has new deals with Pearson and Elsevier, a new $16 million funding round, and has hired new execs.
Two research papers on the hunt for the "God particle" pass muster with peers and yield an authors' list of Biblical proportions.
The NBN will change education irrevocably, in the same way that the construction of railroads did so long ago.
AOL, Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo already prohibit pirate Web sites from joining their ad networks. But the White House says those four companies "are being encouraged" to do more.
Federal Trade Commission privacy report doesn't call for a Do Not Track law targeting Web companies. Instead it takes aim at third-party "data brokers" like Lexis Nexis and Choicepoint.
Online retailer now lets students rent textbooks for the Kindle, and you can keep your highlighting after your rentals expire.
In the 1990s, Carl Malamud prompted the SEC and Patent Office to put their databases online. Now he's focusing more broadly on liberating government data, which is often sold for a princely sum.