Ohio deal: Websites won't bill to remove mug shots
Two websites that post mug shots will stop charging people to remove the photos under a settlement reached in a federal lawsuit in Ohio.
Electric fields can push droplets from surfaces
Researchers at MIT have followed up on their discovery that droplets of water acquire an electric charge when jumping from certain condenser surfaces by finding a way to make use of that effect: They found ...
Small size enhances charge transfer in quantum dots
(Phys.org) —Quantum dots—tiny semiconductor crystals with diameters measured in billionths of a meter—have enormous potential for applications that make use of their ability to absorb or emit light ...
Nanoscale friction: High energy losses in the vicinity of charge density waves
In collaboration with the University of Basel, an international team of researchers has observed a strong energy loss caused by frictional effects in the vicinity of charge density waves. This may have practical ...
Israeli start-up seeks to end roaming charges
An Israeli startup is trying to combat a common fear for international travelers: getting socked with hundreds or thousands of dollars in unexpected roaming charges for using cellphones away from home.
Woman fights ticket for driving with Google Glass
A California woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to what is believed to be the first traffic citation alleging a motorist was using Google's computer-in-an-eyeglass.
Nanotechnology improves cardiovascular implant attachment
(Phys.org) —Jeong-Yeol Yoon, associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, and Dr. Marvin Slepian, professor of cardiology and biomedical engineering, collaborated to test how nanotechnology-based techniques ...
Viacom 4Q profit up, helped by 'World War Z' film
Viacom's fourth-quarter net income rose 24 percent, helped by the success of the film "World War Z" and greater advertising revenue.
Novel LEDs pave the way to cheaper displays
Researchers from the universities of Bonn and Regensburg have developed a novel type of organic light-emitting diode (OLED). These lights are suitable for the design of particularly energy-efficient cheap ...
Chinese to test electrostatic smog cleaning concept in a park
T-Mobile to eliminate international data fees
T-Mobile is eliminating fees for using data and texting services in more than 100 countries and capping charges for international voice calls.
Toyota drops price on slow-selling plug-in Prius
Toyota is lowering the price of the Prius plug-in hybrid.
US authorities shut Silk Road website, arrest owner (Update 2)
US authorities said Wednesday that they have busted an online black market for drugs, hitmen, hacker tools and more, arresting the suspected mastermind of a nefarious bazaar called Silk Road.
Diesel or electric? Study offers advice for owners of urban delivery truck fleets
(Phys.org) —For owners of delivery truck fleets who may be trying to decide between electric or diesel vehicles, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are offering some advice: comparisons ...