Researchers have a better way to predict flight delays

Researchers have a better way to predict flight delays

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Researchers have a better way to predict flight delays

Researchers have a better way to predict flight delays

Dec 03, 2016The most dreaded announcement for any airline passenger trying to get home for the holidays has to be a flight delay. Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have devised a new computer model that can more accurately predict delays faster than anything currently in use.

Apple adds keyboard touch functions to Mac in major refresh

Apple adds keyboard touch functions to Mac in major refresh

Dec 03, 2016Apple's high-end Mac laptops are getting a touch-sensitive strip above the keyboard, as the company aims to spark consumer interest in a product line that's often overshadowed by newer gadgets like the iPad and iPhone.

Make America tweet again

Make America tweet again

Dec 03, 2016We know how Donald Trump feels about everyone through Twitter, but how do Twitter users feel about Donald Trump?.

Georgia State opens South Pole Solar Observatory in Antarctica

Georgia State opens South Pole Solar Observatory in Antarctica

Dec 03, 2016Dr. Stuart Jefferies, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University, will lead a multi-institutional team in opening the South Pole Solar Observatory in Antarctica and installing and operating instruments that will record high-resolution images of the Sun.

Wacky gifts for the tech-savvy person who has everything

Wacky gifts for the tech-savvy person who has everything

Dec 03, 2016The latest technology can make for an easy holiday gift, but when it comes to the ultra-tech-savvy people in your life, finding a cool gadget they don't already own can be tough.

How trees change the atmosphere

How trees change the atmosphere

Dec 03, 2016Rising from trees into the atmosphere, isoprenea colorless, volatile, carbon-containing compoundsmells vaguely like tires. It helped give the Blue Ridge Mountain range its name and has a profound effect upon the chemistry and composition of our atmosphere.

Intel to provide computing power for Delphi autonomous cars

Intel to provide computing power for Delphi autonomous cars

Dec 03, 2016Auto parts and electronics maker Delphi Corp. has signed a deal with Intel to buy high-powered computer processors for Delphi's future autonomous-vehicle systems.

Antarctica has a new explorer testing the water along a critical ice shelf

Antarctica has a new explorer testing the water along a critical ice shelf

Dec 03, 2016A short metal tube packed with scientific instruments parachuted into the ice-cold waters of Antarctica's Ross Sea on Tuesday, marking a new frontier in polar research. This ALAMO float and five others being deployed over the coming weeks are the first explorers of their kind to begin profiling the water adjacent to Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf and sending back data in real time. Their mission: find vulnerabilities where warmer (but still near freezing) water from the deep ocean may be seeping in under the ice shelf and melting it from below.

Nitrogen in ancient rocks a sign of early life

Nitrogen in ancient rocks a sign of early life

Dec 03, 2016Nitrogen is one of the essential nutrients of life on Earth, with some organisms, such as the kinds of microbes found within the roots of legume plants, capable of converting nitrogen gas into molecules that other species can use.

Making better use of the crowd

Making better use of the crowd

Dec 03, 2016Over the last decade, computer scientists have harnessed crowds of Internet users to solve tasks that are notoriously difficult to crack with computers alone, such as determining whether an image contains a tree, rating the relevance of websites, and verifying phone numbers.

HPE sees Synergy in hybrid cloud infrastructure

HPE sees Synergy in hybrid cloud infrastructure

Dec 03, 2016For Hewlett Packard Enterprise, turnabout is fair play in the cloud. HPE originally pitched its Synergy line of "composable" IT infrastructure as a way to bring the flexibility of cloud services to on-premises systems. Now it's turning that story around, putting those same Synergy components -- and some new ones -- into the public cloud with the goal of simplifying hybrid IT management. [ InfoWorld's quick guide: Digital Transformation and the Agile Enterprise. | Download InfoWorlds essential guide to microservices and learn how to create modern web and mobile applications that scale. ] The new components of Synergy made their debut in London on Tuesday at HPE Discover, an event for the company's customers and partners. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here.

6,000 years ago, the Sahara desert was tropicalwhat happened?

6,000 years ago, the Sahara desert was tropicalwhat happened?

Dec 03, 2016As little as 6,000 years ago, the vast Sahara Desert was covered in grassland that received plenty of rainfall, but shifts in the world's weather patterns abruptly transformed the vegetated region into some of the driest land on Earth. A Texas A&M university researcher is trying to uncover the clues responsible for this enormous climate transformation and the findings could lead to better rainfall predictions worldwide.