NASA fuels shuttle Atlantis in last-launch test
(AP) -- NASA is fueling space shuttle Atlantis. But it's only a test.
Bblack holes were surprisingly common in early universe: study
(PhysOrg.com) -- Using the deepest X-ray image ever taken, astronomers found the first direct evidence that massive black holes were common in the early universe. This discovery from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory ...
A knockout resource for mouse genetics
An international consortium of researchers report today in Nature that they have knocked out almost 40 per cent of the genes in the mouse genome. The completed resource will power studies of gene activity in models of hum ...
How does identification with an organization enhance values?
Strongly identifying with an organization or workplace can change people's lives in profound ways, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
Apple patents a 1-meter-range wireless charging system
Japan astronaut tweets about space sickness
Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa has tweeted from the International Space Station that he suffers from travel sickness in space.
Asia-wide crackdown on fraud rings
Top-level police officials across Asia had been in contact for months as they prepared a sweeping crackdown on fraud rings in half a dozen countries. Last week, they finally struck.
Ups and downs, at Israel 'longest yo-yo' contest
There could only be one winner -- one yo-yo to rule them all -- but this was no ordinary yo-yo competition, with each one dangling from a 65-foot (20-metre) rope, suspended on a crane.
Lookout beefs up smartphone defenses
Lookout Mobile Security on Wednesday began protecting smartphones from tricksters and booby-trapped websites as people increasingly access the Internet on the go.
At UN talks, Kyoto Protocol hangs in the balance
The fate of the only international agreement that sets binding targets for curbing greenhouse gases is hanging by a thread, say veteran watchers of the UN talks unfolding here.
Longterm kidney threat in E. coli victims
(AP) -- As Europe's E. coli crisis wanes, some experts are now warning of a looming threat: possible long-term kidney complications for many of the victims.
US births down for 3rd year; economy may be factor
(AP) -- U.S. births apparently have declined for a third year in a row, probably because of the weak economy.
McGill University, IBM develop Quebec's most powerful and energy-efficient supercomputer cluster
McGill University today announced an $8.3-million CDN contract with IBM in Canada to acquire a supercomputer cluster able to support the data-intensive research activities of the CLUMEQ High Performance Computing Consortium, ...
Elpida uses high-K metal gate technology to develop 2-gigabit DDR2 mobile RAM
Elpida Memory, Japan's leading global supplier of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM), today announced the DRAM industry's first-ever use of high-k metal gate (HKMG) technology to develop a 2-gigabit DDR2 Mobile RAM (LPDDR2) ...