67 Results for

outbreaks

Article

Computer model predicts severity of flu outbreaks

Scientists find that severity of flu epidemics is largely determined by mutations in a specific protein, and devise a model to predict how widespread a flu virus will become.

By Dec. 9, 2010

Article

iPhone app tracks swine flu outbreaks

Hypochondriacs, beware! The Outbreaks Near Me app may just scare you silly. On the other hand, it might just help you steer clear of H1N1 and other infectious diseases.

By Sep. 2, 2009

Video

Epic Fu: Arianna Huffington, Zombie Outbreak, Superstruct

This week, the FU of the Week is served by author and Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington! We check out some zero dollar bills, look at a new alternate-reality game set in the future, and check out Semapedia, which allows you to post links to the Web in the real world! Plus tons more, including the Artist of the Week and a new Campfire discussion!

Oct. 23, 2008

Article

Malware outbreak blamed on file-swapped MP3s, MPEGs

Security firm says fake music and movie files downloaded from Limewire and eDonkey instead runs ads on your computer.

By May. 6, 2008

Article

New York health officials track down foodborne illnesses using Yelp

NY's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene uses software to look for words like "sick" and "vomit" in Yelp reviews.

By May. 23, 2014

Article

Facebook outages ripple across Myanmar after violent clashes

Users report experiencing several-hour blackouts on the social network after sectarian riots left two people dead and 14 injured. Facebook says it can't find any technical issues on its end.

By Jul. 7, 2014

Article

Latest flu-related tech is largely about the greater good, not you

Vaccines; crowdsourcing apps to report your symptoms; calling a doc instead of going to the hospital.... Individuals benefit, yes, but the masses even more so.

By Jan. 25, 2014

Article

Fruit flies fitted with tiny backpacks to save farms

The CSIRO is putting RFID sensors on Queensland fruit flies to study their behaviour in the hopes of saving Queensland's crops.

By Apr. 3, 2014

Article

Reflected light maps Earth's vegetation

Using data collected by the VIIRS sensor aboard the Suomi NPP satellite, NOAA has created a map of the world's vegetation.

By Jun. 21, 2013

Article

Shutdown will largely shutter NASA, other science projects

Furloughs are expected to impact several federal science programs, but essential services related to nation's safety and defense will be unaffected.

By Sep. 30, 2013