Chemically driven micro- and nanomotors
At least since the movie "The Fantastic Voyage" in 1966, in which a submarine is shrunk down and injected into the blood stream of a human, people have been toying with the idea of sending tiny "micromachines" ...
"Weather bomb" is scary new name for common winter storm
A dramatically-named "weather bomb" exploded across the UK in the past week, bringing winds gusting up to 144mph on outlying islands.
Gift Guide: Small, smart stocking techie stuffers
If you were naughty this year, you might end up with something big and boring, like a vacuum cleaner. If you were good, you might ask for one of these little high-tech gems instead.
Americans watch less TV, stream more, report shows
Americans are turning away from live TV on the tube and tuning in to streaming services, a Nielsen report says.
Spotify prompts industry debates on streaming
From board rooms in Japan to songwriter's rooms in Nashville, a debate is brewing in music industry circles about the financial and creative value of streaming music, even as its popularity and impact skyrocket.
Netflix heading for Australia and New Zealand
Netflix on Tuesday announced that it will debut its film and television show streaming service in Australia and New Zealand early next year as it continues expanding internationally.
Sony takes hard look at streaming after Taylor Swift snub
A Sony executive said Tuesday the firm was taking a hard look at music streaming services after pop star Taylor Swift yanked her songs from industry giant Spotify.
Spotify joins with Uber to bring music to shared rides
The world's biggest music streaming service Spotify will team up with US car-sharing start-up Uber to offer users personalised music during their rides, the Swedish company said on Monday.
Warming streams have cascading impacts in the Amazon
Water carried by the Xingu River winds through Northern Brazil. It cuts across 1,200 miles of protected rainforest before joining the mighty Amazon and surging toward the sea.
'Data smashing' could unshackle automated discovery
(Phys.org) —A little-known secret in data mining is that simply feeding raw data into a data analysis algorithm is unlikely to produce meaningful results, say the authors of a new Cornell study.
Study finds air temperature models poor at predicting stream temps
(Phys.org) —Stream temperatures are expected to rise in the future as a result of climate change, but a new study has found that the correlation between air temperature and stream temperature is surprisingly ...
Twitter-funded lab to seek social media insights
A new Twitter-funded research project unveiled Wednesday, with access to every tweet ever sent, will look for patterns and insights from the billions of messages sent on social media.
While the Arctic is melting the Gulf Stream remains
The melting Arctic is not the source for less saline Nordic Seas. It is the Gulf Stream that has provided less salt.
Image: A cosmic hurricane
The giant planet Saturn is mostly a gigantic ball of rotating gas, completely unlike our solid home planet. But Earth and Saturn do have something in common: weather, although the gas giant is home to some ...