'Necropanspermia' suggested as a way of seeding life on Earth
Fruit fly larvae detect light via body's network of photoreceptors
Rats to robots - brain's grid cells tell us how we navigate
(PhysOrg.com) -- Rats and robots can tell us how the brain maps out familiar environments and navigates in them, Queensland University of Technology robotics researchers have found.
Scientists image the sea monster of nuclear fusion: the Rayleigh-Taylor instability
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new X-ray imaging capability has taken pictures of a critical instability at the heart of Sandia's huge Z accelerator. The effort may help remove a major impediment in the worldwide, multidecade, ...
Obama administration to target Internet privacy: report
The United States is preparing to boost efforts to police Internet privacy, with a push for new laws and a new office to manage the effort, the Wall Street Journal said Friday.
Beijing to melt snow to address water shortage
Beijing will collect and melt snow this winter in a bid to quench the water shortage that has plagued the Chinese capital for years, state media reported Friday.
Boeing blames Dreamliner fire on faulty power panel
US aerospace giant Boeing blamed a fire aboard a test 787 Dreamliner plane on faulty power panels as the already-delayed program reeled from its latest setback.
Viacom to sell Harmonix
Viacom Inc. said Thursday that it plans to sell Harmonix, developer of the "Rock Band" videogame, and is in talks with several potential buyers.
S.African innovation fuels nuclear medicine safely
South Africa has uncovered a new way to power vital nuclear medical technologies without using weapons-grade uranium, which could ease global worries about nuclear arms trafficking.
Yahoo! denies report it plans to slash 20 percent of staff
Yahoo! said Thursday that a report by a leading Silicon Valley technology blog that it is preparing to cut its staff by 20 percent is "misleading and inaccurate."
Mutant mosquitoes fight dengue in Cayman Islands
Scientists have released genetically modified mosquitoes in an experiment to fight dengue fever in the Cayman Islands, British experts said Thursday.
Emergency polio campaign in 3 African nations
(AP) -- International aid groups said Thursday they're launching a mass polio immunization campaign in three Central African nations in response to a polio outbreak suspected in more than 100 deaths and deemed "unusual" ...
Efforts to combat pneumonia among 15 high-burdened countries fall short of recommended targets
A Pneumonia Report Card released today by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) on behalf of the Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia reveals where urgent efforts are needed to reach target levels of coverage ...
How diving leatherback turtles regulate buoyancy
Virtually nothing is known about leatherback turtle diving strategies, but on Nov. 12, 2010, an international team of UK and US based scientists publish their discovery that leatherbacks regulate their buoyancy by varying ...