Judge rejects Apple bid to ban Samsung devices (Update)
A federal judge Thursday rejected Apple's request to ban an array of Samsung smartphones and tablets found to have infringed on patents held by the US tech giant.
Warming temperatures are pushing two chickadee species—and their hybrids—northward
The zone of overlap between two popular, closely related backyard birds is moving northward at a rate that matches warming winter temperatures, according to a study by researchers from the Cornell Lab of ...
Researchers map European climate change
The majority of Europe will experience higher warming than the global average if surface temperatures rise to 2 °C above pre-industrial levels, according to a new study published today.
A wireless Cone learns music preferences
Ornithologists discover flight causes genome shrinkage
(Phys.org) —It has long been known that birds and bats have small genomes, but the cause was uncertain. Now researchers at the University of New Mexico have shown that the genome shrinks over evolutionary ...
Establishing standards where none exist: Researchers define 'good' stem cells
After more than a decade of incremental – and paradigm shifting, advances in stem cell biology, almost anyone with a basic understanding of life sciences knows that stem cells are the basic form of cell ...
US Sony chief out amid restructuring
Jack Tretton will step down this month as chief executive of Sony Computer Entertainment America, the company announced Thursday.
Robotic prosthesis turns drummer into a three-armed cyborg (w/ Video)
Professor Gil Weinberg has already built a band of robotic musicians in his Georgia Tech lab. Now he's created a robot that can be attached to amputees, allowing its technology to be embedded into humans. ...
Cassini nears 100th Titan flyby with a look back
(Phys.org) —Ten years ago, we knew Titan as a fuzzy orange ball about the size of Mercury. We knew it had a nitrogen atmosphere—the only known world with a thick nitrogen atmosphere besides Earth. But ...
Birds display lateralization bias when selecting flight paths
Flocks of birds manage to navigate through difficult environments by individuals having predispositions to favour the left- or right-hand side, according to research published in PLOS Computational Biology this week.
TRMM satellite images show California soaker moved eastward
The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite provided a look at the rainfall associated with the large storm system that brought soaking rains to California on Feb. 28 and Mar. 1. Satellite imagery ...
Cytoskeletons get a closer look
(Phys.org) —Rice University researchers have developed a theoretical approach to analyze the process by which protein building blocks form the biopolymer skeletons of living cells.
In situ chemical imaging at the sub-biofilm-scale now possible
(Phys.org) —Catching biofilm chemistry with images has always been a cold or dry affair. Now, a multidisciplinary team at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is the first to demonstrate imaging of a biofilm's ...
NIRS probe small enough for implanted use in brain functional imaging
Research from Japan has produced a NIRS probe small enough for implanted use in brain functional imaging of humans. Based on flexible printed circuit technology, the probe is also cheaper and simpler to produce ...