Tracking 3D nanoscale changes in rechargeable battery material during operation

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have made the first 3D observations of how the structure of a lithium-ion battery anode evolves at the nanoscale in a real battery cell as it discharges and recharges.

Former missile-tracking telescope helps reveal fate of baby pulsar

A radio telescope once used to track ballistic missiles has helped astronomers determine how the magnetic field structure and rotation of the young and rapidly rotating Crab pulsar evolves with time. The findings are published in the journal Science today (Friday).

NASA launches next-generation tracking and comms satellite

NASA's ability to track satellites and orbiting spacecraft is about to get a big boost, following the launch last night of a next-generation communication satellite.

Google faces UK action over Safari tracking

Google is facing legal action in the UK, over the Safari privacy breach  that saw the company slapped with a record fine from the Federal Trade Commission last year.

Precise hand tracking without a glove

Researchers at Newcastle University and Microsoft Research Cambridge (MSR) have developed a wrist controller which allows the user to remotely control any device without any extra hardware.

Smartphone app tracks battlefield targets

New software takes advantage of smartphones’ GPS and imaging abilities to pinpoint the location of distant objects as well as monitoring their speed and direction.

Record fine for Google over Safari tracking cookies

Google's been hit with a whacking $22.5 million fine for violating a privacy settlement with the FTC and tracking the activity of Safari users.

The Dark Knight Rises: Biggest weekend ever?

It's obviously the "no sh*t Sherlock" statement of the year, but people are going to be flocking to theaters in droves when The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters on July 20. 


FCC database to track stolen phones

The Federal Communications Commission is hoping to drastically reduce cellphone theft with the introduction of a new, national database of phone IDs.

Hunger Games ready for a huge opening weekend



The Hunger Games is quite possibly the most anticipated movie of the year right behind The Dark Knight Rises, and tracking on the film (which is Hollywood shorthand for awareness and interest) is huge. 



Google tricks IE privacy settings too, says Microsoft

Following last week's revelation that Google was bypassing privacy settings in Apple's Safari browser, Microsoft's accused it of doing the same thing with Internet Explorer.

FBI steps up social media tracking

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is actively seeking developers to code a platform capable of monitoring social networks for threats.

Google accused of illicit iPhone tracking

Google's been accused of 'tricking' Safari to bypass security settings and track iPhone and iPad users' locations through cookies.

GSM networks leak users' location

Security researchers have discovered it's possible to track a cellphone's location by listening to unencrypted broadcast messages from cell phone towers.

Legislators question Facebook over tracking patent

Anyone who follows the tech world knows many granted patents are for software, hardware or methods that will never actually come to market.

We're not tapping your data, carriers insist

Carriers are piling in to insist that they're not snaffling user data by using Carrier IQ's tracking software.

Software tracks athletes for 'robot sportscasters'

Researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne have come up with an algorithm that can track all the players in a sports match, and say it could soon appear at international competitions.

Big asteroid set for near-miss this week

A 1,300-foot asteroid is set to zip between us and the moon's orbit this week, in the most significant near-miss scientists have ever known about in advance.

GPS inventor slams GPS tracking

In what must surely be regarded as quite a coup, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has won the support of the inventor of GPS, Roger L Easton, in an attempt to  prevent the government using GPS tracking without a warrrant.

OnStar reverses controversial tracking policy

After heavy pressure, OnStar has reversed its policy on GPS tracking and says it will no longer track ex-subscribers to its navigation and support system.