Archive: 04/17/2013

ACLU: Slow smartphone updates are privacy threat

One of the leading U.S. civil-rights organizations is taking on an unusual cause: spotty smartphone updates. The American Civil Liberties Union is asking the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate what it considers ...

Apr 17, 2013
3.8 / 5 (15) 1

A silicon platform for quantum computers

A team of Australian engineers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) has demonstrated a quantum bit based on the nucleus of a single atom in silicon, promising dramatic improvements for data processing ...

Apr 17, 2013
4.4 / 5 (16) 2 | with audio podcast

A new twist for quantum systems

Physicists at ETH Zurich have developed a method for precisely controlling quantum systems by exploiting a trick that helps cats to land on their feet and motorists to fit their cars into parking spots. In ...

Apr 17, 2013
4 / 5 (5) 7 | with audio podcast

Reproductive tract secretions elicit ovulation

Eggs take a long time to produce in the ovary, and thus are one of a body's precious resources. It has been theorized that the body has mechanisms to help the ovary ensure that ovulated eggs enter the reproductive tract at ...

Apr 17, 2013
not rated yet 0 | with audio podcast

Candidate most massive binary star identified

Astronomers have observed a binary star that potentially weighed 300 to 400 solar masses at birth. The present day total mass of the two stars is between 200 and 300 times that of the Sun, depending on its ...

Apr 17, 2013
4.7 / 5 (7) 0 | with audio podcast