An angry bird in the sky
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new image from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope reveals the Lambda Centauri Nebula, a cloud of glowing hydrogen and newborn stars in the constellation of Centaurus ...
Swedish daycare to test GPS for tracking kids
A daycare centre in the southern Swedish city of Malmoe said Wednesday it planned to test GPS devices for tracking children when they are out on excursions.
Taiwan's Quanta to cut 1,000 workers
Taiwan's Quanta Computer, a leading notebook computer maker, said Wednesday it will lay off 1,000 workers at a local factory that was reopened just months ago due to poor sales of non-iPad tablets.
Could primordial black holes be dark matter?
Scientists get first detailed look at nitrogen doping in single-layer graphene
(PhysOrg.com) -- The strength, flexibility, transparency and high electrical conductivity of single-layer graphene make it a potentially unique and valuable material for the next generation of electronic devices. ...
Could the Higgs boson explain the size of the Universe?
(PhysOrg.com) -- The Universe wouldn't be the same without the Higgs boson. This legendary particle plays a role in cosmology and reveals the possible existence of another closely related particle.
New 'core wall' may speed skyscraper construction
Researchers are perfecting a new technique that could speed construction of skyscrapers while also providing enough stiffness and strength to withstand earthquakes and forces from high winds.
Computers provide connections for older adults
The rapid evolution of computers makes it challenging for computer savvy users to keep up, but what about older Americans? How useful are computers to the aging population? As the rate of technology change accelerates, there ...
Anderson Forecast: U.S. economy stalled, employment 'horrible,' but no new recession
In its third quarterly report of 2011, the UCLA Anderson Forecast's outlook for the nation's economy is "far worse" than it was just three months ago.
WISE mission captures black hole's wildly flaring jet
(PhysOrg.com) -- Astronomers using NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have captured rare data of a flaring black hole, revealing new details about these powerful objects and their blazing jets. ...
Young clays on Mars could have been habitable regions for life
(PhysOrg.com) -- Two small depressions on Mars found to be rich in minerals that formed by water could have been places for life relatively recently in the planets history, according to a new paper in ...
Study reveals sex life of deep-sea squid
The sex life of Octopoteuthis deletron -- O. deletron, if you prefer -- is a cruelly hit-or-miss affair, according to candid footage of the deep-sea squid in its element, unveiled Wednesday.
Robotic fish test the waters for safety risks
NASA bus-sized satellite to crash-land this week
What goes up must come down. But where?