In an emergency, responders’ telecommunications could get delayed by overloaded networks.
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A new data management system can give emergency responders a fast lane on the internet to help speed rescue efforts after a disaster.
Building diverse networks with people different from ourselves allows people to access new information and resources.
When attempting to network, people face social and spatial barriers.
Coworking space Make it Marseille.
What do these new places tell us about the transformations of our professional, social and political world? And how to turn them into springboards for territorial development?
Schools can offer their pupils valuable support systems even if they’re short on resources.
Schools that have supportive strategies in place can offer buffers. They can promote positive outcomes -- for pupils and teachers.
Which links are most important in road and information networks?
When planning major infrastructure investments, it's important to know which road, freight and information networks are most important – and which proposals might make things worse, not better.
The Internet of Things offers great opportunities for Africa.
The new Internet of Things has the potential to compensate for Africa's legacies of underdevelopment.
Looking deep into computer activities.
Cyberdetectives look for digital doors or windows left unlocked, find electronic footprints in the dirt and examine malicious software for clues about who broke in, what they took and why.
Networking online might not be so good for your “social capital” overall.
Spending lots of time on the internet might be good for getting what you want in the short term but it might not work in the long term.
Is a Great British Firewall what UK plc perhaps needs? Or is it asking for trouble?
Having a nationwide firewall means trusting the same people who spy on communications.
Open-plan offices may seem like a good idea but research shows they have a negative effect on employees.
An open-plan office is not all it's cracked up to be but the alternative, segmented spaces, has its downsides as well.
Keep your friends close, keep your acquaintances closer.
Those closest to you might not be able to get you back on your feet.
Your broadband router might not look like much, but it’s your first line of defence against cyber attack.
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New research has found the firmware that runs most broadband routers is years out of date and riddled with potential security holes.
The Large Hadron Collider is playing a key role in enabling the collection of big data.
Big data is about processing large amounts of data. It is often associated with multiplicities of data. But the ability to generate data outpaces the ability to store it.
Internet connectivity via your lightbulb? It's already possible with LED lights that can enlighten as well as lighten.
Powerful, supportive academic networks can offer women a buffer against sexism and patriarchy.
While gender inequality is a pervasive problem in academia, there is a home in universities for women right now. Here's how to make it a happy one.
The telephone network is dead, long live telephone calls!
Why should BT be required to provide a telephone service no one wants or needs?
Apple’s global network control has helped it achieve bumper profits.
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The latest round of quarterly results have recently come out and the likes of Apple and Boeing have announced bumper profits. Others such as Sainsbury’s and Samsung have not fared so well. So what is it…
FireChat, the mobile phone app that allows users to communicate directly with each other through Bluetooth and Wi-Fi instead of through the existing telecoms network, has demonstrated its usefulness in…
The app that’s been lighting a fire under Hong Kong protests.
The events in Hong Kong have seen technology play a huge role in organising political protest, as much as in the days of the Arab Spring of 2011. But governments have become wise to the potential influence…
Two little words can say so much.
Most of us were taught that saying “thank you” is simply the polite thing to do. But recent research in social psychology suggests that saying “thank you” goes beyond good manners – it also serves to build…