Chemists uncover powerful new click chemistry reactivity
Chemists led by Nobel laureate K. Barry Sharpless at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have used his click chemistry to uncover unprecedented, powerful reactivity for making new drugs, diagnostics, plastics, smart materials ...
Concerts on Yahoo make best of industry struggles
Sometimes the struggles of an industry can bring music to your ears. And your screens.
FX says overnight ratings becoming meaningless
(AP)—It's a rite nearly as old as television: the morning after a new show premieres, network executives wait impatiently for the Nielsen company's estimate of how many people watched, and rush to report ...
The first direct-diode laser bright enough to cut and weld metal
Diode lasers—used in laser pointers, barcode scanners, DVD players, and other low-power applications—are perhaps the most efficient, compact, and low-cost lasers available.
Netflix tops 50M subscribers as 2Q earnings soar (Update)
Netflix's second-quarter earnings more than doubled as new episodes from a hit series helped the Internet video service surpass 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time.
'Nanocamera' takes pictures at distances smaller than light's own wavelength
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated that an array of novel gold, pillar-bowtie nanoantennas (pBNAs) can be used like traditional photographic film to record light ...
Superhero films demonstrate how demand concentrates when product variety increases
Ever wonder why Disney's Marvel superhero machine keeps audiences coming back for more? The recent follow up with "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" after "Thor: The Dark World" satisfied a large swathe of movie audiences. ...
Astronaut health check with single drop of blood
(Phys.org) —ESA is building a prototype tester for crews on the International Space Station to provide diagnoses within a few minutes from a pinprick of blood. The ultimate device will offer rapid health ...
Review: Amazon phone watches you watch it
Amazon set out to do something different with the unveiling of its first smartphone Wednesday. How about a completely new way of interacting with your phone, for starters?
Review: Value in Amazon Prime goes beyond shipping (Update)
Spending $99 a year for an Amazon Prime membership to get free shipping hardly seems like a deal. After all, I can usually get free shipping by spending at least $35 on a single order.
Amazon is about to jump into smartphones
Amazon, a company of seemingly boundless ambition, appears to be venturing into yet another market: smartphones.
Making wealth from waste
We have killed for it, enslaved others to mine for it, and even built a world currency based on it. Gold. Homer described it as the glory of the immortals. The Incas simply called it the tears of the sun.
Roku CEO discusses state of Internet video, TV
(AP)—If Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is the star of the Internet video-streaming phenomenon, then Roku CEO Anthony Wood is the best supporting actor.
Review: Two keyboards designed for your living room
As smart TVs evolve with applications like Netflix, which is also available from such devices as Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV, users can really benefit from keyboard input.