Venus takes center stage in upcoming rare sky show
It's a spectacle that won't repeat for another century the sight of Venus slowly inching across the face of the sun.
Sea Launch conducts satellite launch for Intelsat
(AP) A rocket carrying an Intelsat satellite has successfully lifted off from the oceangoing Sea Launch platform on the equator.
Judge hands Google victory in Oracle copyright fight
A federal judge on Thursday put a stake in the heart of Oracle's big-money lawsuit against Google by ruling that the application programming interfaces (APIs) at issue can't be copyrighted.
Sharp shows thinner, clearer mobile displays
(AP) Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp. says it is upgrading its current displays to make them slimmer and clearer.
NY judge grants class status in Google book fight
(AP) A federal judge in New York has granted class certification to authors challenging Internet search leader Google over its plans for the world's largest digital library.
Taiwan Computex to showcase laptop-tablet hybrids
(AP) Taiwan's struggling computer makers will use next week's Computex show to promote a new generation of ultra-thin laptops that might be their last hope of turning back the seemingly unstoppable ...
Superheroes in space: astronauts to see 'Avengers'
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will soon get a special screening of "The Avengers," the blockbuster movie about superheroes defending Earth from aliens.
Strong magnitude quake hits eastern Indonesia
(AP) A strong earthquake has hit eastern Indonesia. There are no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
Truce in Activision legal war with 'Call of Duty' makers
Activision Blizzard on Thursday announced a settlement in a legal war that began two years ago with developers behind the blockbuster "Call of Duty" videogame franchise.
'Flawed' Megaupload case faces court test: lawyer
A massive online piracy case against file-sharing website Megaupload was "flawed" and likely to be dismissed in a US court within a month, the site's chief lawyer has said.
UK children need more volunteer male befrienders
Many boys say they would prefer a male befriender according to early findings, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Yet, less than a quarter of UK volunteer child befrienders are men.
Physics to tackle how food is cooked in future
In this month's Physics World, Sidney Perkowitz, Candler Professor of Physics Emeritus at Emory University, explains how applied physics led to the innovation of flameless cooking in the late 19th century and addresses the ch ...
Plant research funding crucial for the future
The scientific community needs to make a 10-year, $100 billion investment in food and energy security, says Carnegie's Wolf Frommer and Tom Brutnell of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in an opinion piece published ...