World's richest men aid 'Green Revolution' center
(AP)—The research center largely responsible for launching the "green revolution" of the 1960s that dramatically raised crop yields is getting support from the world's richest men to develop genetically-modified ...
Unique 4D microscope captures motion of DNA structures in space and time
(Phys.org)—Every great structure, from the Empire State Building to the Golden Gate Bridge, depends on specific mechanical properties to remain strong and reliable. Rigidity—a material's stiffness—is ...
Dell's founder strikes deal to turn it around
It's easy to forget now, but Michael Dell was the Mark Zuckerberg of his day.
Noise is not necessarily detrimental to quantum devices
The researches of the Aalto University and the University of Oulu have succeeded to simulate a phenomenon called motional averaging, which demonstrates that in certain conditions externally-induced fast fluctuations ...
Researchers build switchable magnetic logic gate
ID great teaching through classroom observations, student surveys and achievement gains, researchers say
There are approximately 3.9 million teachers in the United States. These teachers interact with tens of millions of students a year, and yet there is not a widely accepted standard to evaluate their daily ...
Graphene-based transistor seen as candidate for post-CMOS technology
Rare San Francisco river otter stumps researchers
For the first time in decades, a river otter has made San Francisco its home, taking up residence in the ruins of a 19th Century seaside bath near the Golden Gate Bridge.
Microsoft veteran strategy officer stepping down
Microsoft announced on Monday that company veteran Craig Mundie has stepped down from his post as chief of research and will retire in the year 2014.
Zuckerberg donates $500 mn to charity
With Christmas just days away, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced a donation of about a half-billion dollars worth of his company's stock to charity in Silicon Valley.
Ultra-thin hybrid floating gate cell presented at IEDM2012
Imec has developed an ultra-thin hybrid floating gate cell with demonstrated functionality. The results, which are presented at this week's 2012 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM, San Francisco, ...
New technology for semiconductor film production on highly liquid-repellent surfaces
Japanese researchers have developed a manufacturing technology for highly uniform thin films of organic polymer semiconductors without material losses by applying the semiconductor solution on a highly hydrophobic ...
Online TEDTalks hit billion-view milestone
Videos stemming from TED, the gathering of the brilliant, famous and influential, passed the billion-view milestone on Tuesday.
Microsoft courts mobile lifestyles with Windows 8
Microsoft on Thursday will roll out a new version of its flagship Windows operating system tailored for a world shifting from personal computers to smartphones and tablets.