Better than X-rays: A more powerful terahertz imaging system
(Phys.org) —Low-energy terahertz radiation could potentially enable doctors to see deep into tissues without the damaging effects of X-rays, or allow security guards to identify chemicals in a package without ...
Interpol swoop nets 25 suspected 'Anonymous' hackers
Interpol has arrested 25 suspected members of the 'Anonymous' hackers group in a swoop covering more than a dozen cities in Europe and Latin America, the global police body said Tuesday.
Zero tolerance ineffective in schools, study finds
Zero tolerance policy in schools - which can mandate automatic punishment for weapons, drugs, profanity and various forms of disruptive behavior - is failing to make students feel safe, contends a new study by two Michigan ...
Eyeglasses that turn into sunglasses—at your command
Imagine eyeglasses that can go quickly from clear to shaded and back again when you want them to, rather than passively in response to changes in light. Scientists report a major step toward that goal, which ...
Machines on the march threaten almost half of modern jobs
Computers have been an important part of many industries for decades already and have replaced humans in many jobs. But a new wave of technological development means that even positions that we once saw as ...
Outgoing US official warns of 'major cyber event'
Outgoing US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Tuesday warned of a "major cyber event" in the future that would have a "serious" impact on American society.
Philippines turns trash into clean energy windfall
Teresita Mabignay does her ironing using free electricity on the slope of a garbage dump, an unlikely beneficiary of efforts to turn the Philippines' growing rubbish problems into a clean-energy windfall.
German antitrust probe into Amazon pricing policy (Update)
Online retailer Amazon may have broken antitrust laws in Germany by banning third-party traders from selling their products cheaper elsewhere, officials said Wednesday.
Mega tyre dump blights Spanish countryside
On a dry hillside near Madrid, a black mass has taken over: stacks of discarded tyres, piling up for years in an environmental nightmare for the small town nearby.
Grey market thrives outside Hong Kong Apple store
A grey market for the iPhone 5 sprang up on the doorstep of Hong Kong's Apple store Friday as it hit shelves for the first time, with resellers offering to pay more than 50 percent above retail price.
Foxconn shows off changes at factory campus
The global controversy surrounding the treatment of assembly-line workers who manufacture iPhones and iPads - and just about every other consumer device - is triggering an unprecedented effort by Apple Inc. and its chief ...
Downwardly mobile: When consumer decisions are influenced by people with lower socioeconomic status
People assume that consumers are influenced by celebrities and high-status individuals, but according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, it may be the janitor or the security guard who makes you want to run ...
Digital revolution creates achilles heel for Swiss bank secrecy
The digital revolution is turning into the achilles heel of Swiss banks, according to security and banking experts quizzed about recent stolen data turning up in the hands of neighbouring countries.
Coast Guard proposes Bering Straits shipping route
(AP)—With global warming leading to increased traffic to a vulnerable Arctic, the U.S. Coast Guard is proposing a 4.6-mile (7-kilometer) wide shipping route through the Bering Strait to try to protect the region.