SORCE satellite: A Decade in the Sun
NASA's Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) satellite has been providing data on the sun's irradiance for 10 years. SORCE measures electromagnetic radiation produced by the sun and the power per ...
Mars rover back in action after computer problems
The Mars rover Curiosity is humming again after being sidelined by back-to-back computer problems.
'Chemical gardens' could hold the key to understanding the origins of life on Earth
The "chemical garden," a school classroom chemistry experiment, in which beautiful plant-like structures sprout in a test tube, has become the linchpin for real-world scientific experiments that aim to shed light on the origins ...
Mars rover Curiosity stands down after new problem (Update)
The Mars rover Curiosity is sidelined again, further delaying the restart of science experiments, after recovering from a computer problem.
Study shows spiders, not birds, may drive evolution of some butterflies
(Phys.org) —Butterflies are among the most vibrant insects, with colorations sometimes designed to deflect predators. New University of Florida research shows some of these defenses may be driven by enemies one-tenth their ...
Tech firms aim to wear the future
A wristwatch that reads your text messages out loud, a jacket that heats up when you're cold, eyeglasses that display directions as you walk down the street.
Asians are far more likely than Anglos to be college-educated
Asians (about 60 percent) are much more likely to be college-educated than Anglos (under 40 percent), according to Rice University's Kinder Institute Houston Area Asian Survey, the first systematic look at the local Asian ...
128GB Wi-Drive for more sharing and storage
Kingston today announced a new 128GB capacity addition to the Wi-Drive product line.
British team looks for life in Antarctica
Today, a British team of scientists and engineers will realise a 16 year ambition to drill down through over three kilometres of Antarctic ice into an ancient buried lake.
ElitePad 900: HP powers business tablet with Windows 8
Hewlett-Packard on Monday took aim at "post PC" workplaces with a business-oriented tablet computer powered with new Windows 8 software by Microsoft.
Intel will highlight next-gen Haswell processors at next week's IDF
LG unveils world's first LTE smartphone with Snapdragon Quad-Core
LG Electronics revealed its newest premium mobile device with the announcement of the Optimus G, a high-end smartphone that offers powerful performance, an elegant and sleek design, and an innovative user ...
Canine tail chasing resembles human obsessive compulsive disorders
A new research led by Professor Hannes Lohi at the University of Helsinki, Finland, revealed several similarities between compulsive behavior in dogs and humans: Early onset, recurrent compulsive behaviors, increased risk ...
Planting the seeds of defense: Study finds stress triggers widespread epigenetic changes that aid in disease resistance
It was long thought that methylation, a crucial part of normal organism development, was a static modification of DNA that could not be altered by environmental conditions. New findings by researchers at the ...