Biting its own tail: Nanocontainer with an integrated switch
(PhysOrg.com) -- The ouroboros (ancient Greek for "tail devourer") is a motif found in many cultures: a snake biting its own tail, it symbolizes eternity and cycles. Julius Rebek, Jr. and Fabien Durola (The ...
Rain delays space shuttle's return for 2nd day
(AP) -- Bad weather delayed Discovery's homecoming Tuesday for the second day in a row, and Mission Control made one last attempt to end the 15-day space station delivery mission in Florida before ordering ...
How cobras form hood flares
1 in 10 revelers plan on consuming more than 40 units of alcohol in a single evening
Using measures of blood alcohol concentration, self-assessed and observer-assessed drunkenness, a study in the North West of England has confirmed the overwhelming prevalence of extreme alcohol consumption in UK nightlife. ...
Asia computer sales up 38 percent in first quarter: IDC
Sales of personal computers in the Asia-Pacific region outside Japan rose 38 percent in the first quarter from last year, driven by demand for notebooks, industry consultancy IDC said Tuesday.
Pa. district took 56,000 images on student laptops
(AP) -- A suburban school district secretly captured at least 56,000 webcam photographs and screen shots from laptops issued to high school students, its lawyer acknowledged Monday.
Buyer beware: Consumers in conflict may become victims to unwanted influence
When products don't easily fit into our goals, we experience conflict. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, conflicted consumers are easily swayed by unwanted influences.
Survey: Teens love cell phones; schools, not quite
(AP) -- Teenagers have embraced text messaging as their main form of communication, but mobile phones are often a source of tension with parents and schools, a new survey found.
Adverse drug effects in epileptic patients not correlated with number of prescribed medications
Researchers have found that polytherapy with multiple anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) did not result in greater adverse effects than monotherapy for patients with refractory epilepsy. This observational study also found AED ...
Draft trade agreement worries technology companies
(AP) -- Technology companies and public interest groups are warning that an international trade agreement being drafted could expose Internet access providers, Web search engines and other online businesses to damaging legal ...
To fly through ash or not? That's no easy question
(AP) -- To fly, or not? There's no right answer about when it's safe to fly through a cloud of volcanic ash. But it'll be all too obvious if there's a wrong answer, experts say.
Low-power version of Bluetooth coming for watches
(AP) -- A new version of the Bluetooth wireless technology could expand what can be done by watches, toys, home sensors, medical monitors and other devices that typically have been limited in their functions because they ...
Report: China hackers stole key Google program
(AP) -- Computer hackers stole a program that controlled access to most of Google Inc.'s services when they attacked the Internet company late last year, according to a report published late Monday.