Berkeley lab scientists unveil an X-ray technique called HARPES
The expression beautys only skin-deep has often been applied to the chemistry of materials because so much action takes place at the surface. However, for many of the materials in todays ...
How to hold students' attention in large lectures: Reach out through their laptops and cell phones
This fall, more than 4,000 University of Michigan students in nearly 20 classes will be utilizing LectureTools, an interactive presentation tool that harnesses the potential of laptops and cell phones to serve as learning ...
Rocks and clocks help unravel the mysteries of ancient Earth
(PhysOrg.com) -- Research into the dating techniques used to identify the origins of the living world has found the way in which fossils are used to calibrate the Earths evolutionary clock is of critical ...
Increasing fuel efficiency with a smartphone
In July, at the Association for Computing Machinerys MobiSys conference, researchers from MIT and Princeton University took the best-paper award for a system that uses a network of smartphones mounted ...
Wisdom of crowds
In countries that lack financial records, how can we tell who is truly poor? An innovative study suggests: Ask the neighbors.
Z-prime search may hurdle Higgs hunt
If you're bummed about humanity's biggest accelerator not producing a Higgs particle yet, maybe the latest effort to find a Z-prime will make you feel better. ...
Hand prosthetic gives teen new independence
Females choose mates for their personalities, study shows
Adventurous females choose mates with similar personalities, regardless of the male's appearance and other assets, according to research led by the University of Exeter. This is the first study to show that ...
Facebook-Twitter to face riot-spooked British officials
Facebook and Twitter are to meet with riot-spooked British officials to discuss how social networks can play roles in keeping people safe during civil unrest.
Review: Sifteo a fun but pricey new way to play
I am sliding three little cubes around my desk. My goal is to help a penguin named Booker collect a bunch of eggs and avoid being eaten by a horrific creature named Owlbear. It's a lot of fun.
Key dates in Apple history
The following are key dates in the history of Apple, whose ailing co-founder Steve Jobs resigned as CEO on Wednesday:
Text of Steve Jobs' resignation letter
Steve Jobs, the legendary co-founder of Apple, maker of the iconic Macintosh computer, the iPhone and the iPad, resigned as the company's chief executive Wednesday.
Without Jobs, Apple must show it can still deliver
(AP) -- With Steve Jobs bowing out as CEO, Apple Inc. must persuade investors and consumers that it doesn't need the force behind the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad in charge to keep the technology hits coming.
Russia 'grounds Soyuz rockets' after space crash
Russia on Thursday grounded its Soyuz rockets after a space ship carrying tonnes of cargo for the International Space Station (ISS) crashed into Siberia shortly after blast-off, officials said.