Ariane 5 rocket places two satellites into orbit (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Last night, an Ariane 5 ECA launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on a journey to place two telecommunications satellites, NSS-12 and Thor 6, into geostationary transfer ...
Secure computers aren't so secure
(PhysOrg.com) -- Even well-defended computers can leak shocking amounts of private data. MIT researchers seek out exotic attacks in order to shut them down.
Micro Sparky: Engineering the tiniest Sun Devil
(PhysOrg.com) -- An Arizona State University engineering student may have found the tiniest - yet most cleverly inventive - way to show school spirit.
Listen, watch, read -- computers search for meaning
(PhysOrg.com) -- European researchers have created the first integrated semantic search platform that integrates text, video and audio. The system can 'watch' films, 'listen' to audio and 'read' text to find relevant responses ...
Eco-friendly metal coating replacement for chromate
(PhysOrg.com) -- CSIRO has developed a novel coating technology, "Quench Coat", to protect galvanised products from 'white rust' ? the form of zinc oxide that tarnishes freshly galvanised coatings, making ...
Breakthrough in fight against Hendra virus
(PhysOrg.com) -- There has been a breakthrough in the fight against the deadly Hendra virus following the development of a treatment which shows great potential to save the lives of people who become infected ...
Stress-induced changes in brain circuitry linked to cocaine relapse
(PhysOrg.com) -- Stress-evoked changes in circuits that regulate serotonin in certain brain regions can precipitate a low mood and a relapse in cocaine-seeking.
High fructose corn syrup: A recipe for hypertension
A diet high in fructose increases the risk of developing high blood pressure (hypertension), according to a paper being presented at the American Society of Nephrology's 42nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition in San ...
PTSD less common than depression and alcohol misuse amongst UK troops
Common mental disorders, such as depression and alcohol misuse, are the top psychological problems amongst UK troops post-deployment and not post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as is widely believed. A study published today ...
North America automobile sector bottom of 'world sustainability league'
North American car manufacturers have come bottom of the league in the largest ever international study of the global automobile sector's sustainability performance.
Health experts: Kids should get seasonal flu shot
(AP) -- Dutch scientists made a controversial suggestion Friday that children might be better off skipping the seasonal flu vaccine this year - a proposal flatly rejected by other health experts.
One disease, not one demographic
The Asian continent has nearly four billion people living in 47 different countries, and each of these groups has their own unique set of health issues. But when they come to the United States, they're often lumped into one ...
Iranian scholars share Avicenna's medieval medical wisdom
For pulmonary ailments, certain mediaeval physicians had a useful medical textbook on hand offering detailed information remarkably similar to those a modern doctor might use today. One of the fathers of medicine, the great ...
Web marketer ordered to pay Facebook $711M damages
(AP) -- Facebook said Thursday a California court has awarded the social networking Web site $711 million in damages in an anti-spam case against Internet marketer Sanford Wallace.