NASA mission to study magnetic explosions passes major review
(Phys.org)—On August 31, 2012 , NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission proved it was ready for its next steps by passing what's called a Systems Integration Review (SIR), which deems a mission ready ...
'Cambridge Nights' enters second season of intellectual late-night TV
NASA imagery reveals strength in Tropical Storm Michael's 'arm'
NASA's Aqua satellite shows that tiny Tropical Storm Michael had some strong thunderstorms wrapped around its center and in a band of thunderstorms in its northeastern "arm" or quadrant.
Motorola broadens Razr brand with new smartphones
Motorola is broadening the use of its Razr brand to a family of smartphones in its first major product launch under new owner Google.
Mankind's messenger at the final frontier
It looks like a dustbin lid strapped to a cluster of fishing rods. Its computer is so puny it could not even start up your iPhone. And if E.T. wants to listen to the message it brings, he'll need a gramophone ...
Internet has no 'off switch', says web inventor
Tim Berners-Lee, the British inventor of the World Wide Web, on Wednesday warned governments that attempts to block the Internet were doomed to failure due to its scattered structure.
Can 'FarmVille 2' save struggling Zynga?
(AP)—Not long ago, online games company Zynga looked on pace to unseat much bigger, well-established rivals as it rode the popularity of "FarmVille," the clicking game of virtual cows and real money.
NASA sees Tropical Storm Leslie was causing a problem for itself
Infrared data from NASA's Aqua satellite shows that Tropical Storm Leslie has been causing problems for itself.
Albatross 'dynamic soaring' achieved by repeated curve-altitude oscillation
Albatrosses leverage the energy of the wind to fly with essentially no mechanical cost to themselves, very rarely flapping their wings, and new work published Sep. 5 in the open access journal PLOS ONE offers ...
NASA sees fading post-Tropical Cyclone John's warmer cloud tops
Post-tropical cyclone John has been "flushed" out of existence in the eastern Pacific Ocean, and infrared NASA imagery revealed warmer cloud top temperatures and virtually no precipitation from John's remnants ...
US Open using device that measures net tension
(AP)—The U.S. Open represents a showcase for a tennis invention that measures net cord tension.
BP accused of gross negligence in US spill
The US Justice Department has accused oil giant BP of "gross negligence and willful misconduct" in the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, in court documents obtained Wednesday.
Picky penguins: Does mate choice depend on genes that help resist disease?
Magellanic penguins have a high level of variation in genes associated with the ability to fight infectious disease, but a recent study found that the mechanism the penguins use to ensure that diversity is ...
Cameroon palm oil plantation deal 'must be stopped': report
A large palm oil plantation project in development in Cameroon since 2010 will put livelihoods and ecosystems in peril if allowed to continue, a US-based think-tank warned Wednesday.