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.
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.
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!
Security firm says fake music and movie files downloaded from Limewire and eDonkey instead runs ads on your computer.
It's that time of year when you'll go to any length to avoid germs. Keep the flu and other seasonal illnesses at bay by consulting your smartphone first for any local outbreaks. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on apps and sites that track the flu.
Track the germy spread of influenza with a social-media map of tweets and videos complaining of symptoms and outbreaks.
Satellite imaging of nighttime lights helps track the migration and clustering of people, giving researchers the data they need to calculate the risk of outbreaks of infectious diseases such as measles and meningitis.
Computer scientists find that monitoring microblogging services such as Twitter is more effective and less expensive than the old-fashioned "syndromic surveillance" approach in predicting outbreaks.
Thanks to David Van Sickle, we'll soon be able to track (and hopefully eliminate) recurring asthma attack outbreaks.
Defense Department suspends use of USB drives as experts warn of USB-related virus outbreaks.