Google worker shows early-draft glimpse of Chrome OS
People in leadership positions may sacrifice privacy for security
People with higher job status may be more willing to compromise privacy for security reasons and also be more determined to carry out those decisions, according to researchers.
Next-generation dark matter experiments get the green light
(Phys.org) —Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science and the National Science Foundation announced support for a suite of upcoming experiments to search for dark matter that will be ...
Orbital cargo ship nears arrival at space station
An unmanned cargo ship that was rocketed into space this weekend by Orbital Sciences Corporation is nearing the International Space Station where it plans to dock on Wednesday.
Meet hydra, the shape-shifting Dr Manhattan of the animal kingdom
In the comic series Watchmen, physicist Jon Osterman is blown apart in a science experiment gone awry. But his "consciousness" is able to pull his body back together atom by atom, becoming the radiating, ...
Fusion energy facility promises clean energy
The search for star power – fusion – has received a major boost with the launch of the Australian Plasma Fusion Research Facility (APFRF) at The Australian National University.
NASA finds quietest place in the UK to test Mars mission equipment
Scientists from NASA's InSight mission to Mars have been checking out the lowest vibration sites across the UK in order to find somewhere quiet enough to calibrate the seismometer that will be travelling ...
NASA image: America's next rocket
NASA's Space Launch System, or SLS, will be the most powerful rocket in history. The flexible, evolvable design of this advanced, heavy-lift launch vehicle will meet a variety of crew and cargo mission needs.
How to build a virtual reality system – in your living room
Virtual reality is no longer the expensive, cumbersome exercise it once was. Google Cardboard, launched at last week's Google I/O conference, is a no-frills, cardboard frame that, when used with open software, transforms a ...
Nature of solids and liquids explored through new pitch drop experiment
Physicists at Queen Mary University of London have set up a new pitch drop experiment for students to explore the difference between solid and liquids.
Cosmic rays tune ATLAS for a particle symphony
At the ATLAS experiment at CERN, physicists and engineers are testing their subdetector systems – using particles from outer space.
Stanley Miller's forgotten experiments, analyzed
Stanley Miller, the chemist whose landmark experiment published in 1953 showed how some of the molecules of life could have formed on a young Earth, left behind boxes of experimental samples that he never ...
Researchers demonstrate adaptive potential of hybridization in mosquito species
Researchers from LSTM have exploited a natural experiment created by insecticidal pressure to determine how the most important malaria vectors - A. gambiae s.s. and A. coluzzii – respond rapidly to environmental change. ...
Massive 30-ton MicroBooNE particle detector moved into place, will see neutrinos this year
(Phys.org) —On Monday, June 23, the next phase of neutrino physics at Fermilab fell (gently) into place. The MicroBooNE detector – a 30-ton, 40-foot-long cylindrical metal tank designed to detect ghostly ...