Battling Botnets With An Awesome OS
(PhysOrg.com) -- Despite security software, patches and updates, your computer remains threatened by attack and takeover from hackers and cyber-criminals who will turn your PC into their networked robot -- or "bot" -- creating ...
NASA's Unpiloted Global Hawk Completes First Science Flight
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA has successfully completed the first science flight of the Global Hawk unpiloted aircraft system over the Pacific Ocean. The flight was the first of five scheduled for this month's Global ...
HP Labs find memristors can compute (w/ Video)
NXP chips Provide Unparalleled Performance and Features for RFID Systems
(PhysOrg.com) -- New UCODE G2iL series deliver leading edge read ranges, unique anti-tampering and privacy protection features.
Light-based localisation for robotic systems (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Getting robotic systems to accurately detect both moving and static objects remains an obstacle to building more autonomous robots and more advanced surveillance systems. Innovative technology ...
Stanford researchers focus on social networks to curb spread of disease
(PhysOrg.com) -- Anthropologist James Holland Jones and biologist Marcel Salathe developed a mathematical model to identify social networks and predict how they'll interact during a disease outbreak. They say that's the key ...
Tribune Co. in deal with creditors to emerge from bankruptcy
The Tribune Co. announced an agreement with its major creditors Thursday that would allow the owner of the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and other newspapers to emerge from bankruptcy.
The art of copying: Scientists tell us that even copying mistakes can be good
(PhysOrg.com) -- New research suggests that accidentally copying the mistakes of others can lead to some of man's greatest innovations. The international project, led by the University of St Andrews, found that mimicking ...
Astronauts take 1st spacewalk of shuttle mission
(AP) -- A pair of spacewalking astronauts disconnected an old empty ammonia tank outside the International Space Station on Friday and got a new one ready to put in its place.
Japanese robo-suit promises superpowers for greying farmers
While Robocop and Iron Man can dodge bullets and crush villains, a new powered suit from Japan promises its elderly users more modest powers, such as pulling up radishes without getting a backache.
More benefits found from mild exercise in critically ill patients
A new report from critical care experts at Johns Hopkins shows that use of prescription sedatives goes down by half so that mild exercise programs can be introduced to the care of critically ill patients in the intensive ...
Annual chlamydia screening may not protect women from pelvic inflammatory disease
It is unlikely that single screening for chlamydia will prevent women developing pelvic inflammatory disease in the following year, according to research published in the British Medical Journal today.
Achoo! Pollen at its worst in years in many areas
(AP) -- Pollen: It's on your car, in the air and especially in your sinuses.
Hospitalists key to success of health care reform
Congress passed the most comprehensive healthcare reform bill since the formation of Medicare. While a monumental achievement, the bill leaves much of the critical work of healthcare reform unfinished, according to a new ...