What do we do when a well blows out?
Oil and gas companies are worried about gas discharges at the sea bed. Recent field experiments can now quantify the volumes of gas reaching the sea surface and how they spread in the atmosphere.
Spotify goes mobile with free music streaming
Spotify extended its free music streaming service to smartphones and tablets on Wednesday, ramping up a challenge to rivals such as Pandora.
Disney Research develops method to provide tactile feedback in free air
Depth cameras and other motion-tracking devices allow people to use natural gestures to play computer games, yet the experience remains unnatural because they can't feel what their eyes can see. Disney Research, Pittsburgh, ...
In the mood for music
Could a computer distinguish between the moods of a mournful classical movement or an angst-ridden emo rock song? Research to be published in the International Journal of Computational Intelligence Studies, suggests that i ...
Yahoo buys smartphone photo app maker GhostBird
Yahoo on Wednesday announced it has bought a startup that makes picture-taking applications for iPhones to enhance its Flickr photo service.
Yahoo! buys startup specializing in online games
Yahoo! pressed on with its shopping spree on Thursday with the acquisition of a startup that powers games played on smartphones, tablets, consoles or personal computers.
Facebook buys mobile app builder Parse
Facebook said it was buying a startup specializing in powering mobile applications as part of its drive to make the social network friendlier to smartphones and tablet computers.
Mars rover back in action after computer problems
The Mars rover Curiosity is humming again after being sidelined by back-to-back computer problems.
Mars rover Curiosity stands down after new problem (Update)
The Mars rover Curiosity is sidelined again, further delaying the restart of science experiments, after recovering from a computer problem.
A fast new method for measuring hard-to-diagnose 3-D plasmas in fusion facilities
(Phys.org) —Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and the National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS) in Japan have developed a rapid method for meeting ...
Curiosity sleeps as solar blast races toward Mars (Update)
Curiosity hunkered down Wednesday after the sun unleashed a blast that raced toward Mars.
SpaceX on verge of 3rd supply run to space station (Update)
The International Space Station is about to get another commercial shipment.
Sony unveils social-focused PlayStation 4
Sony is sharing the PlayStation 4 with the world. The Japanese electronics giant unveiled the new gaming system Wednesday, hyping the machine as a "supercharged PC" with the ability to effortlessly share ...
Where are all the dwarfs?
Astronomers of the international CLUES collaboration have identified "Cosmic Web Stripping" as a new way of explaining the famous missing dwarf problem: the lack of observed dwarf galaxies compared with that ...