University of Maryland breach hits 300,000 people
A "sophisticated computer security attack" at the University of Maryland exposed personal data from more than 300,000 students, faculty and staff, the college president said. ...
Researchers use nanoparticles to fight cancer
Researchers at the University of Georgia are developing a new treatment technique that uses nanoparticles to reprogram immune cells so they are able to recognize and attack cancer. The findings were published ...
Drawing the line between stars and brown dwarfs
(Phys.org) —Stars come in a tremendous size range, from many tens of times bigger than the Sun to a tiny fraction of its size. But the answer to just how small an astronomical body can be, and still be ...
Physicist finds that E. coli replicate close to thermodynamic limits of efficiency
All living things must obey the laws of physics—including the second law of thermodynamics, which states that the universe's disorder, or entropy, can only grow. Highly ordered cells and organisms appear ...
Emerging ethical dilemmas in science and technology
As a new year approaches, the University of Notre Dame's John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values has released its annual list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and ...
Physics team suggests possible way to make quantum cryptography available in handheld machines
Google prevails in long-running book digitization case (Update)
A US judge Thursday threw out a long-running challenge to Google's massive book-scanning project in a decision that could transform copyright law in the digital age.
Authors Guild appeals ruling in Google Books case
The Authors Guild is appealing a US judge's decision in a long-running case that cleared legal obstacles for Google's massive book-scanning project, court documents showed Monday.
Google argues for right to continue scanning Gmail (Update 2)
Google's attorneys say their long-running practice of electronically scanning the contents of people's Gmail accounts to help sell ads is legal, and have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to stop the practice.
Judge says NSA program is likely unconstitutional
In the first ruling of its kind, a federal judge declared Monday that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' telephone records is likely to violate the U.S. Constitution's ban on unreasonable ...
Researchers at Toshiba design quantum network for secure communications
Novel topological crystalline insulator shows mass appeal
Disrupting the symmetrical structure of a solid-state topological crystalline insulator creates mass in previously mass-less electrons and imparts an unexpected level of control in this nascent class of materials, an international ...
Watchdog: Google breaching Dutch privacy law
Russia threatens to block Facebook over drug ads
Russia on Thursday threatened to block Facebook for allegedly publishing ads for illegal designer drugs on its website.