How a locust's eardrum could lead to tiny microphones
Being able to hear the smallest of noises is a matter of life or death for many insects, but for the scientists studying their hearing systems understanding how insect ears can be so sensitive could lead to ...
Online art auction takes off in India.
For Vasudevarao Umesh, a small-time art-shop owner in Bangalore from where he sells paintings and other art objects, earning money as a medical transcriptionist from his shop's computer was just a way of cashing in on India's ...
Briefs: MySpace removes 200,000 profiles
MySpace.com removed 200,000 "objectionable" profiles from its network to address fears of Internet security, the Financial Times reported.
Briefs: Cyber criminals exploit BBC
Spam e-mails containing BBC news stories are being used to attract cyber victims, the news organization reports.
Wireless World: Religious ringtones
The muezzin is calling. But the cleric is not in a minaret, above the town square, reminding all that it is time to face Mecca and pray. He's a digital muezzin, calling on the mobile phone of the worldwide faithful, with ...
Scientists demonstrate quantum nature of entanglement swapping
Bell Canada launches wireless broadband
Bell Canada launched a new wireless broadband service Friday with plans to take it nationwide.
Infineon to spin off memory unit in May
Infineon Technologies will complete the spinoff of its memory-products unit ahead of schedule later this spring.
NASA announces new communications policy
In what is being described as a new "commitment to openness -- NASA's administrator in Washington issued a new communications policy.
Vaccines tested for use against bird flu
Human testing on a two potential vaccines against the H5N1 strain of bird flu has begun in Germany and Belgium, according to GlaxoSmithKline PLC.
Red tide occurrences have been increasing
Red tide has increased in the past 15 years, but some of the increase could be due to increased reporting, U.S. experts say.
Launch ship departs with JCSAT-9 satellite
The seagoing launch platform that will send the JCSAT-9 communications satellite into space next month was under way Friday.
Report: Net increase in U.S. wetlands
Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton and Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said for the first time since 1954, there is a net increase in U.S. wetlands.
'March Madness' effects observed in ultracold gases
Physicists at Harvard University, George Mason University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have discovered new quantum effects in ultracold gases that may lead to improved understanding ...