Time warp: Researchers show possibility of cloning quantum information from the past
(Phys.org) —Popular television shows such as "Doctor Who" have brought the idea of time travel into the vernacular of popular culture. But problem of time travel is even more complicated than one might think. LSU's Mark ...
Coal yields plenty of graphene quantum dots
The prospect of turning coal into fluorescent particles may sound too good to be true, but the possibility exists, thanks to scientists at Rice University.
Researchers find giant convection cells on the Sun
Apple wants Samsung to pay $22M for legal bills
Apple wants Samsung Electronics to pay $22 million of the legal bills that the iPhone and iPad maker has rung up so far defending its mobile device patents in a courtroom battle.
Who's patenting whose genome?
An international project has developed a free and open public resource that will bring much-needed transparency to the murky and contentious world of gene patenting.
Squeezing transistors really hard generates energy savings
Transistors, the workhorses of the electronics world, are plagued by leakage current. This results in unnecessary energy losses, which is why smartphones and laptops, for example, have to be recharged so ...
Bluetooth group ushers in updated Bluetooth 4.1
NSA defends global cellphone tracking as legal (Update)
The National Security Agency on Friday said its tracking of cellphones overseas is legally authorized under a sweeping U.S. presidential order. The distinction means the extraordinary surveillance program is not overseen ...
US court case could mean doom for software patents (Update)
The U.S. Supreme Court decided Friday to hear an appeal of a lower court decision that a federal judge called the "death" of software patents.
Quality of biodiversity, not just quantity, is key
For years, scientists have believed that preserving more species, no matter which ones, is a key component to enhancing how well an ecosystem performs.
Scientists probe abandoned mine for clues about permanent CO2 sequestration
An abandoned mineral mine near Stanford University is providing geoscientists new insights on how to permanently entomb greenhouse gas emissions in the Earth.
Researcher traces the history of the American urban squirrel
Until recently, Etienne Benson, an assistant professor in the University of Pennsylvania's Department of History and Sociology of Science, has trained his academic eye on the history of conservation of large, ...
Quantum effects help cells capture light, but the details are obscure
Sophisticated recent experiments with ultrashort laser pulses support the idea that intuition-defying quantum interactions between molecules help plants, algae, and some bacteria efficiently gather light to fuel their growth. ...
Seeking another Earth, by the numbers
In a room with concrete block walls from which he can barely see the sky, Drake Deming explores the heavens.