Trifunctional molecule decodes cellular communication
(Phys.org)—How does one define the factors on the surface of human cells to which a molecule of interest binds? This question is typically hard to answer. Researchers of ETH Zurich have developed a new ...
Tall, skinny iPhone in US stores Sept 21 (Update 3)
For the first time, the iPhone is growing even as it slims down. After sticking for five years to the same screen size, Apple on Wednesday revealed a new phone that's taller, with a bigger display.
New imaging technique homes in on electrocatalysis of nanoparticles
(Phys.org)—By modifying the rate at which chemical reactions take place, nanoparticle catalysts fulfill myriad roles in industry, the biomedical arena and everyday life. They may be used for the production ...
Google upgrades Android maps as Apple battle looms (Update)
Google's mapping service for mobile devices is getting an upgrade as the Internet search leader braces for new competition from iPhone maker Apple.
Did NSA plant spyware in computers around world? (Update)
Did the National Security Agency plant spyware deep in the hard drives of thousands of computers used by foreign governments, banks and other surveillance targets around the world?
Agreeing on standards is a key to electric vehicles
Standards are a key part of technical progress and for the increased use of renewable energy.
The pen is mightier than the sword, but the computer mightier than both
It's official. In 2015, the keyboard has began to genuinely challenge the pen for dominance in the classroom.
Box wraps up IPO at $14 per share to raise $175 million
Online storage provider Box has wrapped up its long-delayed IPO at $14 per share, setting up a test of investors' appetite for a rapidly growing technology company that hasn't proven it can make money.
Research suggests tablet computers good medium for educational materials
Despite being more commonly thought of as a device designed for the passive consumption of content, touch-screen tablet computers can support the learning process when used in an educational setting – and not just as a ...
Research leads to better asphalt roads
In cooperation with eleven road construction companies, the University of Twente is working on improving asphalt roads in the Netherlands. By using new technology during the asphalt paving process, the resulting ...
IBM 4Q revenue continues to sag, 2015 outlook disappoints
IBM's fourth-quarter net income dropped 11 percent as revenue in most categories continued to decline, and its outlook for the year disappointed investors.
Research team invents new chemical detector
A team of researchers at the University of Delaware's Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI) recently invented the Quantitative Carbon Detector (QCD), a new device that identifies and quantifies chemical compounds ...
We burn 2.7 million gallons a minute, so why's oil so cheap?
The world burns enough oil-derived fuels to drain an Olympic-sized swimming pool four times every minute. Global consumption has never been higher—and is rising.
Tech never sleeps in quest for better slumber
This new technology is staying up all night, so you don't have to.