In next 15 years, Gates Foundation sees big jump for poor
The $42 billion Gates Foundation says the lives of poor people around the world will improve more over the next 15 years "than at any time in history."
Researcher discusses electronic cochlear architecture
Researchers have developed an architecture and digital implementation of an electronic cochlea with an acoustic fovea and address event representation using field programmable gate arrays. Prof. Andreas Andreou of Johns Hopkins ...
New study examines how environmental factors impact use of swing gates
Officials in Namibia and southern Africa report game ranchers as removing and killing higher numbers of cheetahs and other predators than livestock farmers. Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) has been researching ...
Study: Alcatraz inmates could have survived escape
The three prisoners who escaped from Alcatraz in one of the most famous and elaborate prison breaks in U.S. history could have survived and made it to land, scientists concluded in a recent study.
NOAA, partners reveal first images of historic San Francisco shipwreck, SS City of Rio de Janeiro
NOAA and its partners today released three-dimensional sonar maps and images of an immigrant steamship lost more than 100 years ago in what many consider the worst maritime disaster in San Francisco history.
Study reveals how much people understand Internet
The Internet generation doesn't actually know much about how it works.
A single-sheet graphene p-n junction with two top gates
Researchers in Canada have designed and fabricated a single-sheet graphene p-n junction with two top gates. The standard technique, using a top and a bottom gate, can lead to damaging of the graphene layer. ...
Isaacson's new book tells of digital revolution
Walter Isaacson has a different way of looking at history.
NOAA team reveals forgotten ghost ships off Golden Gate
A team of NOAA researchers today confirmed the discovery just outside San Francisco's Golden Gate strait of the 1910 shipwreck SS Selja and an unidentified early steam tugboat wreck tagged the "mystery wreck." ...
Step lightly: All-optical transistor triggered by single photon promises advances in quantum applications
Mark Zuckerberg's chilly charity challenge to Bill Gates
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has become the latest celebrity to be doused by a bucket of ice-cold water—and now he wants Bill Gates to follow suit.
Boosting microelectronics with a little liquid logic
Certain titanium-based metal oxides can form a crystal structure known as perovskite that results in a subtle internal imbalance of electric charges. This imbalance gives the material the ability to flip ...
Researchers build first 3D magnetic logic gate
New tools advance bio-logic: Researchers build more sophisticated synthetic gene circuits
(Phys.org) —Researchers at Rice University and the University of Kansas Medical Center are making genetic circuits that can perform more complex tasks by swapping protein building blocks.