Economists find kinship networks play key role to access credit
In times of financial hardship, or when opportunities arise, the ability to borrow can be critical. Some people rely on commercial lenders, while others depend on relatives, especially in developing countries. But a new study ...
Strange worm reveals the evolution of digestion
A Swedish–Norwegian research team shows in a new study that the intestines of the peculiar Penis worm develop in the same way as those in humans, fish and starfish. This surprising discovery shows that ...
The minimal microbe
There are approximately one trillion quintillion microbial cells on this planet. That's more than the number of stars in the known universe!
Smart power station on wheels
It goes on a trailer and should supply remote areas in developing countries with electricity: the intelligent generator SMiG, which students from ETH Zurich developed within the scope of their Master's project.
Linux camp has key to Windows 8 boot lockout
Global sales of 'smart devices' surging: study
Global sales of so-called smart connected devices—computers, smartphones and tablets—rose sharply in the past quarter, driven by smartphones and tablets, a survey showed Wednesday.
New development in cloud cyber security: 'Space travel' technique allows machine to travel virtually to another system
(Phys.org)—UT Dallas computer scientists have developed a technique to automatically allow one computer in a virtual network to monitor another for intrusions, viruses or anything else that could cause a computer to malfunction.
Sesame Street's next chapter: Elmo talks back
(AP)—Elmo, Big Bird and the rest of the "Sesame Street" crew have always talked to kids. Now, they'll try to have a two-way conversation with their pint-sized audience using Kinect, the motion and voice-sensing ...
Aqua satellite sees Tropical Storm Kristy weaken, other system developing
The Eastern Pacific Ocean has become "tropically" alive on NASA satellite data today, Sept. 14. NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of weakening Tropical Storm Kristy and another low pressure area that ...
New study reveals responses of genes in females to sex
Sex can trigger remarkable female responses including altered fertility, immunity, libido, eating and sleep patterns—by the activation of diverse sets of genes, according to research from the University ...
Virtual engineering leading to faster results
Together with the specialty chemicals company LANXESS, Fraunhofer researchers have engineered and built a system in record time, which produces reverse osmosis membrane elements for water treatment. Virtual ...
NXP delivers breakthrough performance in DisplayPort and HDMI switches
NXP Semiconductors today announced two high-performance switches supporting DisplayPort and HDMI architectures. The latest additions to NXP's high-speed computing portfolio include the CBTL06DP213, a bi-directional switch ...
Microsoft releases Windows Server 2012
(AP)—Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday is releasing the first major update to its server operating system since 2009, a prelude to releasing Windows 8 to consumers in October.
Planarians offer a better view of eye development
Planarian flatworms have come under intense study for their renowned ability to regenerate any missing body part, even as adults. But now they may take on a starring role as a model system for studying eye development and ...