Cruising high seas, engineers detect fake GPS signals
Cruising the Mediterranean aboard a superyacht, a Cornell professor and grad student took their Global Positioning System (GPS) research to the high seas. For four days in late June, they tested the newest ...
Amazon counter-attacks French ban on free deliveries
Amazon has decided to counter a new law banning it from offering free deliveries in France by charging customers just one centime (1.4 cents) for books dispatched to their homes.
US company 'signs $1.175 bn Iran bio-energy deal'
A US company has signed a preliminary agreement to invest $1.175 billion (864 million euros) in Iran, in a rare joint commercial project to turn rubbish and human waste into electricity.
German minister eyes possibility of breaking up Google
Germany's justice minister says the possibility of dismantling Google should be considered if the Internet giant abuses its dominant position, in a newspaper interview to be published Saturday.
Can magnetic fields accurately measure positions of ferromagnetic objects?
Many creatures in nature, including butterflies, newts and mole rats, use the Earth's inherent magnetic field lines and field intensity variations to determine their geographical position. A research team ...
EU court rejects Intel appeal against billion-euro fine
A top EU court rejected Thursday an appeal by US computer chip giant Intel against the bloc's biggest ever single company fine of 1.06 billion euros for abusing its dominant market position.
Researchers discover how a cluster of water molecules adapts to the presence of an extra proton
(Phys.org) —H2O is the molecule everybody knows, and nobody can live without. But for all its familiarity and import for life, aspects of water's behavior have been hard to pin down, including how it con ...
Success for scientists in the academic job market is highly predictable
The number of scientists in training vastly exceeds the number that will successfully land a faculty position at an academic institution. Now, researchers report in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on Jun ...
New GPS satellite launched into space
A Delta 4 rocket has lifted off from Cape Canaveral carrying a GPS satellite.
Rare earth ions in a crystal become candidate for a quantum memory
(Phys.org) —A promising material is lining itself up as a candidate for a quantum memory. A team at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen is the first to succeed in performing high-resolution ...
Inmarsat offers global airline tracking service after MH370
British satellite operator Inmarsat said Monday it was offering a basic tracking service to all the world's passenger airlines free of charge, following the disappearance of Malaysian Airways flight MH370.
Ultra-fast, the bionic arm can catch objects on the fly (w/ Video)
A robot developed by EPFL researchers is capable of reacting on the spot and grasping objects with complex shapes and trajectories in less than five-hundredths of a second.
Illegal logging widespread in Peru, says study
A 14-year-old policy to encourage sustainable logging in Peru's Amazonian forest has unwittingly led to large-scale plundering, a study said Thursday.
How to test the twin paradox without using a spaceship
Forget about anti-ageing creams and hair treatments. If you want to stay young, get a fast spaceship. That is what Einstein's Theory of Relativity predicted a century ago, and it is commonly known as "twin ...