Comet Lovejoy's wiggle offers glimpse of Sun's variable coronal magnetism (w/ video)
Researchers develop metamaterials able to control spread of light
By using optical equipment in a totally unexpected way, MIT researchers have created an imaging system that makes light look slow.
Kinecthesia: Students hack Kinect to help visually impaired (w/ video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Despite amazing advances in computers and cameras, people with serious visual impairments are often aided with the most basic technology imaginable: a cane.
Old life capable of revealing new tricks after all
(PhysOrg.com) -- Archaea are among the oldest known life-forms, but they are not well understood. It was only in the 1970s that these single-celled microorganisms were designated as a domain of life distinct ...
Team developing mobile DNA test for HIV
(Phys.org) —Rice University bioengineers are developing a simple, highly accurate test to detect signs of HIV and its progress in patients in resource-poor settings.
Researchers develop harder ceramic for armor windows
The Department of Defense needs materials for armor windows that provide essential protection for both personnel and equipment while still having a high degree of transparency. To meet that need, scientists ...
Heartbleed could harm a variety of systems
It now appears that the "Heartbleed" security problem affects not just websites, but also the networking equipment that connects homes and businesses to the Internet.
Researchers use centuries of data to map Earth's westward magnetic field drift
Scientists rig hospital-grade lightweight blood flow imager on the cheap
Tracking blood flow in the laboratory is an important tool for studying ailments like migraines or strokes and designing new ways to address them. Blood flow is also routinely measured in the clinic, and ...
Bone-munching worms found on sea floor
Scientists said Wednesday they had discovered two new species of a strange bone-devouring worm thriving in the mysterious waters that surround the Antarctic continent.
Mathematicians develop a new 'third way' to improve airplane boarding
Lead researcher Dr Tie-Qiao Tang said while modelling had previously been done on factors such as luggage congestion, routing, and takeoff runway scheduling, his study was the first to look at boarding.
Hotter might be better at energy-intensive data centers
New research examines the issue of temperature management in data centers, and suggests that allowing warmer temperatures than are normally recommended might be justifiable.
Do it yourself and save: Open-source revolution is driving down the cost of doing science
The DIY movement has vaulted from the home to the research lab, and it's driven by the same motives: saving tons of money and getting precisely what you want. It's spawning a revolution, says Joshua Pearce.