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.
MESSENGER and STEREO measurements open new window into high-energy processes on the Sun
Understanding the sun from afar isn't easy. How do you figure out what powers solar flares – the intense bursts of radiation coming from the release of magnetic energy associated with sunspots – when ...
Regulating electron 'spin' may be key to making organic solar cells competitive
Organic solar cells that convert light to electricity using carbon-based molecules have shown promise as a versatile energy source but have not been able to match the efficiency of their silicon-based counterparts.
Green photon beams more agile than optical tweezers
Romanian scientists have discovered a novel approach for the optical manipulation of macromolecules and biological cells. Their findings, published in the European Physical Journal B, stem from challenging the idea that v ...
Swisscom says paper got four files with internal data (Update)
Four of Swisscom's internal data files that included employee emails and other information were leaked to a top newspaper in what appears to be a criminal act, the telecommunications company said Wednesday.
Unraveling the origin of the pseudogap in a charge density wave compound
The pseudogap, a state characterized by a partial gap and loss of coherence in the electronic excitations, has been associated with many unusual physical phenomena in a variety of materials ranging from cold ...
Live from inside a battery: Researchers observe the phenomenon of 'lithium plating' during the charging process
Lithium-ion batteries are seen as a solution for energy storage of the future and have become indispensable, especially in electromobility. However, when metallic lithium forms and deposits during charging ...
Alleged Silk Road online drug baron pleads not guilty (Update)
The man accused of donning the mantle of the "Dread Pirate Roberts" to run the Silk Road online black market bazaar pleaded not guilty Friday to drug and money laundering charges.
Water molecules favor negative charges
(Phys.org) —In the presence of charged substances, H2O molecules favor associating with elements with a negative electrical charge rather than a positive electric charge. EPFL researchers have published ...
Mercurial magnetosphere shaped by solar winds
Just before NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft began sending back stunning pictures of the Earth and the moon from its orbit around Mercury earlier this summer, two University of Alberta scientists were using NASA ...
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.
Ecotality says it filed for bankruptcy protection
Ecotality, which makes charging systems for electric vehicles, says it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
EnGo public charging station serves university students
Directing charges through single molecules: Progress made in developing nanoscale electronics
Scientists are facing a number of barriers as they try to develop circuits that are microscopic in size, including how to reliably control the current that flows through a circuit that is the width of a single ...