Emoticons reveal subtle clues about your personality – but how do others interpret them?
A new development could mean vastly increase data transfer over optical fibre cables.
The design of a new chip to detect the twisted nature of light waves could pave the way for next generation of optical communication technologies.
This isn’t going well.
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Phone trees drive you mad? Just want to talk to an actual person? You aren't alone – despite the fact that most customer service journeys begin with automated interactive voice response systems.
Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, in a meeting last year with Obama, called climate change ‘a new kind of threat we are facing.’
Academics are studying whether talking about climate change as a health risk, rather than an environmental or economic issue, will dispel Americans' general indifference to global warming.
New research shows young men are more likely to make friends but women tend to have the strongest friendships.
Alan Alda has a passion for talking about science.
World Science Festival New York
Everyone loves to hear a story, says actor Alan Alda, and that's what every scientists should learn if they are to better communicate their work to a wider audience.
How not to deal with sales calls.
Is hanging-up the only way of getting rid of cold callers?
People with neurological disorders sometimes need to practise speech daily.
Researchers at CSIRO and University of Queensland have developed an app called Harlie that is designed to chat with humans.
Love it or hate it, we still use email.
Email has been around for many decades and its death has been predicted many times. Love it or hate it, we still need it for communication at work and in our private lives.
Something’s not right about how we see communication.
How we see the purpose of communication limits our approach to designing technology that makes it possible.
Resented, mistrusted and misunderstood – do native English speakers risk being marginalised in international business?
Conversation and the art of making your words count.
We are only just starting to understand the linguistic tools that get stuff done, move us to tears, bore us to death, or make us dizzy with delight.
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.
Could these gentlemen be early pioneers of textspeak?
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Long before 'sup' and 'hwu' there was 'Hw r u ts mng?'
Hollywood is in the process of developing a feature length Emoji movie. So what might the plot look like?
Listen up! Your research too could be in the eye of the storm.
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What's behind a plant scientist's research getting reported in over 4,000 media outlets? Here's her post-game analysis.
Wicked fast communication.
Universities of Bristol and Dundee
Your home internet connection works in one of two ways. One involves using a copper wire, probably your telephone line, to send electrical signals from the internet provider to your home and back. This…
Telling people not to panic doesn’t achieve its desired effect.
EPA/Remko de Waal
An epidemic disease such as Ebola brings suffering to more than those who get ill or die. Social and economic threats can actually outstrip the medical ones. The outbreaks of SARS in 2003, for example…
“Hey, where are u?” “Ummm, right next to you”.
Emoticons, punctuation and creative spelling have been debated, condemned, and regulated since the very beginning of online text-based communication. We’ve all seen “netiquettes” on how not to use ALL…
Is the digital world making communication easier or harder?
Speech is the one of the most important forms of communication between humans. The internet has opened doors for us to communicate with people across the globe – but the technology often leads to misunderstanding…