The Internet at 40
Although the Internet did not get its name until the mid-1980s, December 5, 2009, marks the 40th anniversary of the day when the Defense Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) connected four computer nodes to create a "network of networks"--a fateful link-up that would evolve into the Internet
Vint Cerf: Connecting with an Internet Pioneer, 40 Years Later
Cerf reflects on the cobbling together of four network nodes, a moment that helped usher in the invention that changed life as we know it
DARPA Challenge Competitors Already Mobilizing Social Networks
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Network Challenge begins Saturday, but social networks have been buzzing for weeks about the nationwide quest to find 10 big red weather balloons...
Inflated Expectations: Crowd-Sourcing Comes of Age in the DARPA Network Challenge
The M.I.T. and Georgia Tech teams proved most successful in using social networks to pinpoint the locations of 10 red weather balloons scattered throughout the U.S.
It's All Semantics: Searching for an Intuitive Internet That Knows What Is Said--And Meant
The National Science Foundation delivers $1.1 million to Rensselaer Polytech researchers to stimulate the Semantic Web
Hot Spot Hot Rod: The Internet Invades the Automobile
A group of companies led by Alcatel-Lucent demonstrate the power of next-generation wireless broadband technologies by rolling out a Prius with 4G connectivity
What Conficker Reveals about Internet Crime
The worm exposes the sophisticated international criminal networks behind modern computer viruses
Breaking free from the Web: New rehab caters to Internet addicts
You've noticed them—people who truly cannot detach psychologically and behaviorally from the worlds of online gaming or social networking. Or perhaps you are one of these people.
Using the Internet's History to Develop Clean Energy's Future
Innovators who aim to create a world of cheap, clean energy should heed some basic lessons
Ignorance not bliss when it comes to using the Internet, experts say
The World Wide Web Turns 25
Today is the official birthday, but the Web was not actually born on this date
The Internet of Things
The principles that gave rise to the Internet are now leading to a new kind of network of everyday devices, an "Internet-0"
Slow Internet? Robot sub searches the Mediterranean for severed Internet cables
Searching for Intelligence
Author and journalist Carl Zimmer talks about the search for the physiological and biological basis of intelligence, the subject of his article in the October issue of Scientific American magazine...
Science and America's Future
Argonne National Laboratory director Robert Rosner talks about the role of science in keeping America an economic leader. Plus, we'll test your knowledge of some recent science in the news...
The Origin of the Computer Mouse
Now an endangered species, it was crucial to the development of personal computing and the Internet
How the Internet is Changing the Way We Will Watch TV
The Internet stands ready to upend the television viewing experience, but exactly how is a matter of considerable dispute
Privacy and the Quantum Internet
Courtesy of some of the weirdest laws of physics, we may someday be able to search and surf the Web without anyone collecting our data
Internet Eavesdropping: A Brave New World of Wiretapping
As telephone conversations have moved to the Internet, so have those who want to listen in. But the technology needed to do so would entail a dangerous expansion of the government's surveillance powers...