Cloud mystery solved: Global temperatures to rise at least 4C by 2100
Global average temperatures will rise at least 4°C by 2100 and potentially more than 8°C by 2200 if carbon dioxide emissions are not reduced according to new research published in Nature. Scientists found global climat ...
Earth's sensitivity to climate change could be 'double' previous estimates, say geologists
The sensitivity of the Earth's climate to CO2 could be double what has been previously estimated, according to a statement issued by the Geological Society of London.
Nuclear engineer creates novel skateboard propulsion (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —A Purdue University nuclear engineering student has turned his time-consuming hobby into something new under the sun—an electric drive train that turns almost any skateboard into a high-speed ...
NSA spying could prove costly to Internet businesses, experts say
The continuing revelations about National Security Agency spying on sensitive data kept by Silicon Valley companies are feeding fears that Internet companies in this country could suffer billions of dollars in lost business.
Finland says it was target of "massive" digital spying
Finland said Thursday its foreign ministry had been the target of "massive" digital spying detected in the beginning of the year, but its most sensitive information was not affected.
First results from LUX dark matter detector rule out some candidates
In its first three months of operation, the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) experiment has proven itself to be the most sensitive dark matter detector in the world, scientists with the experiment announced ...
For heads of state, a iPhone or Blackberry can be a trap
While heads of state have encrypted mobiles and other secure lines for work, many can't resist using regular smartphones for everyday life—making them susceptible to espionage.
Light-activated medical implants: Team develops light-guiding hydrogel for cell-based sensing
Researchers use centuries of data to map Earth's westward magnetic field drift
Researchers develop new type of fluorescent camera for blood diagnostics, brain mapping
(Phys.org) —Fluorescence imaging is the most widely used method for analyzing the molecular composition of biological specimens. Target molecules, when they are present, can be "tagged" with a fluorescent ...
Report ponders: How sensitive is climate to CO2?
Scientists are more confident than ever that pumping carbon dioxide into the air by burning fossil fuels is warming the planet. The question is, by how much?
Team develops device to detect biodiesel contamination
In 2010, a Cathay Pacific Airways plane was arriving in Hong Kong when the engine control thrusts seized up and it was forced to make a hard landing—injuring dozens. The potential culprit? Contaminated fuel.
Physics team suggests possible way to make quantum cryptography available in handheld machines
Amazon shifted strategy in pursuit of CIA contract
It was a contract that Amazon.com's business-technology group wasn't supposed to get. The CIA, an organization whose data is among the most protected in the world, asked for bids last year on a contract to provide the agency ...