Horticultural hijacking: Researchers reveal the 'dark side' of beneficial soil bacteria
(Phys.org)—It's a battleground down there—in the soil where plants and bacteria dwell.
Virtual boundaries: How environmental cues affect motivation and task-oriented behavior
Much of our daily lives are spent completing tasks that involve a degree of waiting, such as remaining on hold while scheduling a doctor's appointment or standing in line at an ATM. Faced with a wait, some people postpone, ...
Q&A: Microsoft CEO has no fears for Windows 8
This fall, Microsoft is embarking on one of its biggest series of launches ever, with new versions or updates of nearly all its products and services, from Windows to Windows Phone, Office to Windows Server.
Review: IOS 6 disappointing, but worth downloading
The iPhone 5 isn't the only product Apple is updating this week. On Wednesday it released a new version of iOS, the software that underlies its handheld devices.
Maps fiasco mars Apple's big iPhone launch
Melting bridges, misplaced landmarks, and major cities disappearing: Apple's glitch-ridden maps program released in its new mobile software has customers fuming and analysts puzzled.
Obama leads in Michigan; many voters undecided, survey says
President Barack Obama holds a substantial lead in Michigan over Republican challenger Mitt Romney, although many of the state's voters remain undecided, according to Michigan State University's latest State of the State ...
Chemists find smallest number of water molecules needed to form an ice crystal
One petabit per second fiber transmission over 50 km
NTT and three partners- Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Fujikura Ltd., Hokkaido University, and Technical University of Denmark—demonstrated ultra-large capacity transmission of 1 petabit (1000 ...
Brussels Philharmonic hits high note with classic ringtones
The Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra has hit a high note by offering free ringtones from its classical repertoire that were downloaded 10,000 times in three days in what it terms an "unexpected success."
Remarkable enzyme points the way to reducing nitric acid use in industry
An enzyme in the bacterium that causes potato scab could help create new, environmentally-benign biocatalysts with the potential to cut use of the highly corrosive chemical nitric acid.
23 nuclear power plants are in tsunami risk areas
The tsunami in Japan in March 2011 unleashed a series of negligence related with the resulting nuclear disaster. A scientific study headed by Spanish researchers has for the first time identified those atomic ...
New turtle tracking technique may aid efforts to save loggerhead
The old adage "you are what you eat" is helping scientists better understand the threatened loggerhead turtle, which is the primary nester on Central Florida's beaches.
Nudge or think: What works best for our society?
If approached in the right way, citizens are willing to change their behaviour and do more to help themselves and others, according to research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The project, carried ...
Volcano erupts with smoke, ash in north Indonesia
(AP)—A volcano in northern Indonesia has spewed hot smoke and ash thousands of feet into the air in two new eruptions.