US museum unwrapping mummy's story with CT scan
Using modern technology, a Virginia museum is working to unwrap the story behind one of the earliest surviving Egyptian mummies.
ISIS plays key role in efforts to revolutionize military manufacturing
Inventors from across the country can enter a national competition to design a new amphibious infantry fighting vehicle for the U.S. Marine Corps and Vanderbilt University's Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) is ...
New images show a 'living' Mars
Over the years, scientists have found evidence revealing that an ocean may have covered parts of the Red Planet billions of years ago. Others suggest that a future terraformed Mars could be lush with oceans ...
Bionym: Software that gets to the heart of computer security
(Phys.org)—Passwords are the bane of 21st century life. But Bionym, a Toronto-based tech start-up, promises to change that.
'The Daily' doomed by dull content and isolation
It was too expensive. It lacked editorial focus. And for a digital publication, it was strangely cut off from the Internet. That's the obituary being written in real time through posts, tweets and online ...
Aakash tablet not cheap Chinese import: DataWind
Makers of India's low-cost Aakash tablet on Saturday denied a local media report that said the computer was a cheap Chinese import and not an Indian innovation as was claimed.
'Groundwater inundation' doubles previous predictions of flooding with future sea level rise
Scientists from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) published a study today in Nature Climate Change showing that besides marine inundation (flooding), low-lying coastal areas may also be vulnerable to "gr ...
Magnetic vortex reveals key to spintronic speed limit
(Phys.org)—The evolution of digital electronics is a story of miniaturization - each generation of circuitry requires less space and energy to perform the same tasks. But even as high-speed processors move ...
Interdisciplinary research leads to reduced construction costs and multiple awards
Mani Golparvar-Fard, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, has developed an augmented reality modeling system that automatically analyzes physical progress on large-scale ...
Scientists show how social interaction and teamwork lead to human intelligence
Scientists have discovered proof that the evolution of intelligence and larger brain sizes can be driven by cooperation and teamwork, shedding new light on the origins of what it means to be human. The study appears online ...
New revenue model elusive for US papers: study
US newspapers are searching for a new revenue model in an era of falling circulation, declining print advertising dollars and free online competition.
High-tech models help guide restoration efforts to save threatened plants
A team of scientists from the USDA Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW) and two universities will begin research using sophisticated topographic models to identify areas within dry forests that have the ...
NASA, Japan Release Improved Topographic Map of Earth
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA and Japan released a significantly improved version of the most complete digital topographic map of Earth on Monday, produced with detailed measurements from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
Online activity grows in a similar pattern to those of real-life networks
The activity of online communities does not grow in line with the number of users, according to a model recently published in the European Physical Journal B.