What if you discovered a cure for a rare disease and didn’t even know it? This “Tumblr for scientists” gives researchers a place to share their work, find relevant research of their colleagues, and collaborate.
The median valuations for venture capital backed companies are at a decade high, according to the results of Pitchbook’s quarterly report on venture capital trends.
Three former researchers are now aiming for one lofty goal: to build the “Evernote for researchers.”
Academia.edu today secured $11.1 million in venture funding to grow its website for people to post studies and groundbreaking ideas. Chief executive Richard Price plans to build an algorithm to surface the top-quality research.
Your clothing can keep you safe.
It’s been about two years since Nielsen noted that smartphone sales overtook feature phone sales in the U.S. — now, it seems we’ve hit that milestone on the global level.
In 2012 younger adults ages 18-29 were equally as likely to own tablets as people in their thirties and forties, according to the study. But that changed in 2013 with the 30-49 group now significantly more likely to own a tablet.
“Imagine all diagnostics some day being reduced to a simple blood test,” said CEO Roopam Banerjee, who believes Raindance products are a “step in that direction.”
Microryza is a crowdfunding platform for scientific research projects.
Google acquired DNNresearch today to help it with its technology’s understanding of voice and image queries.
A research team at Duke electronically linked the brains of a pair of rats to transmit sensory information and solve problems, across continents.
Bina’s platform significantly reduces the time and cost of processing the human genome, which has far-reaching implications for the world of healthcare.
Public companies are safer, more boring, less innovative, and take fewer risks than startups, right? Stanford professor Shai Bernstein tracked almost 2000 technology companies to find out.
Digital archiving service Clipboard strikes a strategic investment deal with educational software company Scientia.
A simple Swingline stapler from the office supply chain Staples could cost you either $15.79 or $14.29, depending on where you live.
Initial readings found that levels of radiation are about the same astronauts typically experience in the low-Earth orbit.
A group of 14 European partners have banded together with €8.4 million to launch a major research initiative called PaaSage.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory prepared for a lot of variables when it sent Curiosity, the car sized rover, to Mars, but it didn’t prepare for it to become a tween-aged girl on Myspace.
Guest Post This may come as a surprise to ed-tech companies, but you’re not going to invent the next big thing by shooting in the dark.
Only 3 percent of consumers say Apple’s Maps are a “big problem.” I guess those 3 percent are Silicon Valley tech blog writers.
Microsoft already made controller-less motion interaction popular with Kinect, so why not try to revolutionize other kinds of sensor and interaction technology too? Its new Digits hand sensor could work for gaming, augmented reality, mobile device apps, and more.
Scientist Robert Arauz is setting out to solve some of researchers’ biggest problems — not problems about funding or litigation, but the simpler challenges of communication.
Research in Motion founder Mike Lazaridis, who created the BlackBerry smartphone, has donated $100 million to a new center pursuing radically small computing innovations.
Yesterday Google Research pulled the shroud off Spanner, Google’s “scalable, multi-version, globally-distributed, and synchronously-replicated database,” claiming to have created “the first system to distribute data at global scale and support externally-consistent distributed transactions.”
Academia.edu launches analytical dashboard for professors to track who’s reading their research.
The latest development in printer resolution offers big results on a nano scale.
In Microsoft’s vision of the future, Kinect sensors are everywhere: In your living room, your kitchen, at school, and even in the supermarket, above the fruit display.
And why not? The $150 motion-sensing device provides a cheap way to add gesture and voice controls to any application.
Researchers are working on an on/off switch for the next generation of credit cards. No, not to stop you from spending money you shouldn’t, but to help protect you from theft and fraud.
New and bored smartphone owners alike went on a download spree last week, with a record-breaking 1.2 billion iOS and Android apps downloaded between Dec. 25th and 31st.
The smartphone has finally gone mainstream in the U.S., and cell phones aren’t just for calling and texting anymore.
Despite many reports to the contrary, about 33.6 percent of Google+’s total user base is female, according to new research by unofficial Google+ statistician and founder of Ancestry.com Paul Allen.