Why we need to keep adding leap seconds
Today at precisely 10am Australian Eastern Standard time, something chronologically peculiar will take place: there'll be an extra second between 09:59:59 and 10:00:00.
Water point 'bank machines' boost Kenya slums
Around the world people use bank machines to access cash: but in the Kenyan capital's crowded slums, people now use similar machines to access an even more basic requirement—clean water.
Collaboratively exploring virtual worlds
Today's students are accustomed to highly stimulating and interactive content, whether in the form of video games or mobile apps. As a result, they respond to a higher level of interactivity and engagement ...
Contextually smart mobile services will be available to consumers
By the end of the year, contextually smart mobile services will be available to consumers and professional drivers as Cinia, Multiprint, Vediafi and Technical Research Centre of Finland VTT Ltd commercialise new smart mobile ...
Federal agencies lose track of endangered species protection measures, research finds
Using a case study approach to investigate protection of endangered species, University at Buffalo Law School Associate Professor Jessica Owley found significant gaps in how public agencies keep track of ...
Picturing the forecast: National Weather Service graphics developed with NCAR research
New online graphics being rolled out this summer by the National Weather Service (NWS) are based on research by a team of risk communication experts at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) ...
No more fee: T-Mobile's new phone-upgrade program explained (Update)
T-Mobile is revamping its phone-upgrade program by eliminating a $10-a-month charge for the most popular phones.
Did you know 'storm spotters' in your community keep you safe during severe weather?
Earlier this week, the Midwest and Northeast were slammed with tornadoes and thunderstorms that grounded planes and held up trains. Thousands of people along the Northeast corridor lost power as a result. ...
View of 'nature as capital' uses economic value to help achieve a sustainable future
Researchers today outlined in a series of reports how governments, organizations and corporations are successfully moving away from short-term exploitation of the natural world and embracing a long-term vision ...
Conservation policies could improve human health
Measures taken to protect ecosystems and the environment could also deliver public health benefits, according to a study published today.
Google Play enters free streaming with radio
Google Play on Tuesday expanded to Internet radio, becoming the latest streaming player to provide free content despite controversy among artists.
As it closes AOL deal, Verizon teases new video service
Verizon is launching a mobile video service this summer that would show sports, concerts and other types of content.
Second Copernicus environmental satellite safely in orbit
The ESA-developed Sentinel satellite – Sentinel-2A – was launched today, adding a high-resolution optical imaging capability to the European Union Copernicus environmental monitoring system.
Sharing economy gets a wake-up call with Uber ruling
Silicon Valley has created a new breed of American worker: neither employee nor contractor, indispensable to the company but free to work as much or as little as they please - with no real boss.