Earth’s hottest layer is the core, we use uranium to build nukes, and ocean tides are created by the gravitational pull of the Moon. Like, duh! But did you also know that the boiling point of water decreases with increasing altitude, or that amplitude determines the loudness of a sound wave? Huh?
The 129-year-old Washington Monument is enshrouded in scaffolding this month, as workers repair the structural cracks caused by a 2011 earthquake. But the scaffolds are giving scientists the chance to carry out other work, too: Like measuring the exact height of the aging monument.
Though the use of drone strikes should still be an American moral crisis, the majority of America approves of the pilotless robotic missile strikes. And men overwhelmingly support the invisible killers compared to women.
To urinate or update Facebook with pics from last night's drunken debauchery? That is the fundamental anatomical pop culture question for our time.
Normally we don't like to give much credence to PR stunt surveys, but Hunch polled 15,000 people—FIFTEEN THOUSAND—and found some surprising results. Did you know that iPhoners eat rice crispies, and Android-droids prefer Cheerios?
I'll admit the first thing I do upon turning the phone alarm off is to fire up my emails and then Twitter. And that's all before I get out of bed! I stop short of actually replying to messages, though.
We've heard it said backward and forward that tablets are eating into laptop sales, but rarely if ever do we hear much about the tablet's influence on TV watching. Turns out all those iPads are disrupting that experience too.
Let's face it: 99.9 per cent of surveys are just inbox spam, dreamt up by PR agencies in need of a quick coverage fix for their demanding clients, and with such a small pool of respondees that you'd be better off asking your Facebook friends for their opinion instead. Not this one, though.
iPhone owners have long had their frustrations with AT&T. So when over half of the AT&T respondents to a Consumer Reports wireless carrier satisfaction survey were iPhone owners, it's maybe unsurprising that they finished last. It's still disappointing, though. UPDATED:
The 3D revolution. Companies like Sony and pretty much every vendor who attended IFA the other day want it to happen yesterday. Consumers? Interested—just not to the point where they're willing to put down any coin just yet.
Despite the masses of negative publicity heaped on the continent by the famed Nigerian spam industry, Africa is actually one of the world's safest places to go online in—featuring seven of the ten nations least attacked by malware.
Here's a comforting truth: the next time your gadgets make you angry enough to pout, stomp, and scream, know that you're not alone. In fact, you're in the majority.
There may be plenty of ways for Twitter to make money, but it doesn't look like charging membership fees will be one of them: a recent survey showed that zero percent of users would pay for the service. Zilch. None.
A survey of 8,957 Japanese consumers found they're not thrilled about the entertainment industry demanding they upgrade TVs again, with nearly 70% saying they have "no plans" to buy a 3DTV for their homes.
Among the markets that Apple hasn't quite been able to crack with their iPhone, China has to be the most frustrating. It's a huge opportunity that's being missed. And now we finally know exactly why.
I think each of the 4,000 Brits who participated in a survey of the 10 greatest inventions ever should have their toilets taken off them for life. See if there's an app for that!
It's an admittedly small sample size from a start-up social network, but even so: that's ice cold. MocoSpace surveyed 20,000 of its 10.3 million members, and found that SMS is the weapon of choice for 47% of phone break-ups.