Recent Amber Alerts startled millions of mobile phone owners and left them confused. The wireless emergency alert system just rolled out for mobile phones earlier this year. Some child advocates worry that the alerts' lack of context may cause people to turn them off.
With the smartphone app known as Vine users are creating short video stories, making Internet celebrities out of everyday users. The app's most popular members have millions of followers. With such a large audience, companies like Virgin Mobile and MTV are paying users to produce videos for them.
Even as the gender divide in some areas of science has diminished, a stubborn gap has persisted in high school physics. A new study finds that girls are more likely to take physics if they see women in their communities working in science, technology, engineering and math.
According to The New York Times, the National Security Agency is watching emails and other text communications that go in and out of the country. It's looking for key words. The agency says it only gathers information it is authorized to collect.
For years, cities and states have struggled to figure out what to do about the rise in ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. California recently took the first steps toward legitimizing them, a move that could serve as a model for places also trying to catch up with the boom.
In South Korea, a new type of charging road — power, not tolls — allows electric vehicles to be recharged whether they're parked or on the move. A city flipped the switch on a road this week to power commuter buses on an inner city route.
A small, square sticker called the Kite Patch promises to keep mosquitoes away by sending out chemicals that block the bug's ability to sense humans. The inventors say it could be a game changer in the way we prevent mosquito-borne illnesses like West Nile virus.
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