“Cell broadcast” technology is a largely dormant part of many cell-phone network standards.
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv this week:
SCVNGR’s Seth Priebatsch outlines a vision for gaming that goes far beyond “checking in.”
Killing off one sacrificial species can prevent extinctions spreading through ecosystems, according to the predictions of network theory.
The technology helped after Japan’s earthquake, but the buoy system is often unreliable.
Updated: An advisory panel for the FDA recommends that some genetic tests require the involvement of health care providers.
When professional football teams pick players during the draft, uncertainty could be a greater factor than skill.
A single atom of rubidium sits at the heart of an exotic new quantum memory device.
Apple’s products have so much influence in mainland China that its lawmakers fret openly about how to match the company’s innovations.
A small number of randomly selected legislators should make parliaments more effective, say a group of IgNobel prize-winning scientists.