ITworld Science http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/48/all en NASA animation shows Apollo 11 landing site http://www.itworld.com/science/427716/nasa-animation-shows-apollo-11-landing-site The 45th anniversary of the moon landing is Sunday, so let&#039;s revisit the location using modern satellite imagery.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/science/427716/nasa-animation-shows-apollo-11-landing-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/science/427716/nasa-animation-shows-apollo-11-landing-site#comments Science Video 1960s moon landing NASA videos Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:15:08 +0000 keithshaw 427716 at http://www.itworld.com The weirdest, wackiest and coolest sci/tech stories of 2014 (so far!) http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/159616/weirdest-wackiest-and-coolest-scitech-stories-2014-so-far-427703 <!--paging_filter--><p>2014 has featured crop circles, advanced toilet tech, flying saucers, wild software development</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/159616/weirdest-wackiest-and-coolest-scitech-stories-2014-so-far-427703" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Development Government Hardware Mobile & Wireless Science Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:15:00 +0000 kgerich 427703 at http://www.itworld.com Google & Novartis developing "smart" contact lens that will monitor glucose levels http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/427244/google-novartis-developing-smart-contact-lens-will-monitor-glucose-levels A contact lens that ends the need for diabetics to test their glucose levels? It sounds like science fiction but it could be a commercial product in 5 years.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/427244/google-novartis-developing-smart-contact-lens-will-monitor-glucose-levels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/427244/google-novartis-developing-smart-contact-lens-will-monitor-glucose-levels#comments Personal Tech Science News Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:04:00 +0000 pasmith 427244 at http://www.itworld.com Your smartphone contains more data about you than you realize http://www.itworld.com/big-data/426987/your-smartphone-contains-more-data-about-you-you-realize Researchers find that by touching our phones all the time we’re leaving our biological mark on them<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/big-data/426987/your-smartphone-contains-more-data-about-you-you-realize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/big-data/426987/your-smartphone-contains-more-data-about-you-you-realize#comments Big Data Data Protection Hardware Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech Science News bacteria biology computers cyberculture data DNA microbes microbiome Mobile Oregon PeerJ privacy research science smartphone technology University of Oregon Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 426987 at http://www.itworld.com How could graphene change computer technology? http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic/science/question/how-could-graphene-change-computer-technology <p>The scientists that discovered graphene were awarded the 2010 Nobel prize in physics for their work. Graphene is supposed to be a “game changer” that will revolutionize our lives. I know that it is too soon to see the impact of the discovery now, but what significant changes will graphene likely bring to computing and technology?</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic/science/question/how-could-graphene-change-computer-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Science computer technology electronics graphene Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:28:56 +0000 catamount 426750 at http://www.itworld.com Could a quadcopter land rovers on Mars? http://www.itworld.com/security/426073/could-quadcopter-land-rovers-mars The European Space Agency is showing off a quadcopter that the organization says can steer itself to smoothly lower a rover onto a safe patch of the rocky Martian surface.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/426073/could-quadcopter-land-rovers-mars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/426073/could-quadcopter-land-rovers-mars#comments Science Security News Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:32:51 +0000 IDGNS staff 426073 at http://www.itworld.com If you’re an economist, C++ is the programming language for you http://www.itworld.com/big-data/426047/if-you-re-economist-c-programming-language-you A non-programming profession which writes a lot of code looks at which languages can solve its problems the fastest<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/big-data/426047/if-you-re-economist-c-programming-language-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/big-data/426047/if-you-re-economist-c-programming-language-you#comments Big Data Development Open Source Operating Systems Science Software News Apple c++ coder coding compiled languages computers CPython cyberculture data developer economics fortran GCC GitHub Internet java Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde julia Mac macroeconomics Maryland Mathematica Matlab Mex Microsoft National Bureau of Economic Research NBER Numba open source Pennsylvania programmer programming programming languages Pypy python R research S. Boragan Aruoba scripting languages software software development software programming stochastic neoclassical growth model study technology university University of Maryland University of Pennsylvania Visual C++ Windows Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 426047 at http://www.itworld.com Quick look: NASA tests supersonic Mars flying saucer http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/158180/quick-look-nasa-tests-supersonic-mars-flying-saucer-425224 <!--paging_filter--><p>NASA system looks to safely lander larger spacecraft on Mars.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/158180/quick-look-nasa-tests-supersonic-mars-flying-saucer-425224" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Science Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:54:00 +0000 kgerich 425224 at http://www.itworld.com 'Luckily, monkeys love to gamble' ... but they're just as irrational about it as humans http://www.itworld.com/425191/luckily-monkeys-love-gamble-theyre-just-irrational-about-it-humans Researchers show that humans are not the only species susceptible to &quot;hot hand bias&quot; when gambling.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/425191/luckily-monkeys-love-gamble-theyre-just-irrational-about-it-humans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/425191/luckily-monkeys-love-gamble-theyre-just-irrational-about-it-humans#comments Science Opinion Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:12:05 +0000 IDGNS staff 425191 at http://www.itworld.com Where to open-source your DNA http://www.itworld.com/big-data/424578/where-open-source-your-dna Some people are choosing to share their genetic data on GitHub, but, for scientific purposes, there are better places to share it<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/big-data/424578/where-open-source-your-dna" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/big-data/424578/where-open-source-your-dna#comments Big Data Cloud Computing Internet Open Source Science Software News 3D 3D printing Baishampayan Ghose cloud computers crowdsourcing cyberculture DNA genetic data genome GitHub Harvard health healthcare Internet JSON Manu Sporny open source openSNP Personal Genome Project privacy research science 23andMe technology Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 424578 at http://www.itworld.com What is technological singularity? http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic/science/question/what-technological-singularity <p>I’ve read a few forward thinking articles that refer to the future event of “technological singularity.” What precisely are they referring to when they use this term?</p> Science technological singularity Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:51:55 +0000 jackson 424465 at http://www.itworld.com What is the “Turing test” for computers? http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic/science/question/what-turing-test-computers <p>I heard a news segment on the radio that a computer has “passed the Turing test for the first time” but I missed any explanation on what exactly that test is. The only Turing that comes to my mind is Alan Turing, the British codebreaker who cracked the Nazi’s Enigma code device in WWII. Does it have something to do with that?</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic/science/question/what-turing-test-computers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Science computing Turing Test Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:36:23 +0000 sspade 422374 at http://www.itworld.com Putting humans into suspended animation no longer sci-fi http://www.itworld.com/science/420352/putting-humans-suspended-animation-no-longer-sci-fi Doctors to begin trials of &quot;emergency preservation and resuscitation&quot; techniques to help save trauma victims.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/science/420352/putting-humans-suspended-animation-no-longer-sci-fi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/science/420352/putting-humans-suspended-animation-no-longer-sci-fi#comments Personal Tech Science News Tue, 27 May 2014 10:03:00 +0000 pasmith 420352 at http://www.itworld.com Science lets you blame parents for your laziness http://www.itworld.com/science/420007/science-lets-you-blame-parents-your-laziness Stay on the couch! It&#039;s in your DNA! This new video from AsapSCIENCE explains why you might be more happy on the couch than at the gym.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/science/420007/science-lets-you-blame-parents-your-laziness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/science/420007/science-lets-you-blame-parents-your-laziness#comments Science Video AsapSCIENCE biology explainer videos Thu, 22 May 2014 16:34:49 +0000 keithshaw 420007 at http://www.itworld.com GitHub woos scientists http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/419828/github-woos-scientists The popular code sharing site has made it easier for researchers to cite their repositories in academic literature<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/419828/github-woos-scientists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/419828/github-woos-scientists#comments Business Career Cloud Computing Government Internet Open Source Science Software News academic literature Arfon Smith computers cyberculture digital object identifier DOI education GitHub InfoWorld Internet open source research science scientific research software technology university Zenodo Thu, 22 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 419828 at http://www.itworld.com