Netflix gains 630K subscribers as 2Q earnings soar
(AP)—Netflix's second-quarter earnings more than quadrupled as the revival of the comedy series "Arrested Development" attracted more subscribers.
Music streaming hits 70% of market in pioneering Sweden
Music streaming companies now account for 70 percent of all music bought in Sweden, home of Spotify, the world leader in the field, official industry figures revealed on Sunday.
Using pressure to swell pores, not crush them
More than a decade ago, Thomas Vogt and Yongjae Lee, then colleagues at Brookhaven National Laboratory, uncovered a counter-intuitive property of zeolites. When they put these porous minerals in water, and ...
Image: Phytoplankton Bloom in the Norwegian Sea
(Phys.org) —The waters off Iceland rank among the world's most productive fisheries. The reason for the abundance is an ample supply of phytoplankton, the base of the marine food chain. Like any plant, ...
Arctic exploration provides window on future climate change
Climate model projections show that the Arctic Ocean will be completely ice-free by the summer by 2060. However, the record lows in sea ice extent of 2007 and 2012 demonstrated that these projections were ...
Helping developers create smarter online music-streaming services
If you ever use Spotify, or a similar music-streaming service, there's a good chance your song recommendations, and other personalized features, are powered by novel technology developed and marketed by two ...
New video streaming technology for mobile phones
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a new architecture for better-quality video streaming on mobile phones and across wireless networks. The new architecture is based on utilising information gathered and ...
Netflix to host video chat in lieu of earns call (Update)
Netflix already streams movies and TV shows. On July 22, it will also stream a live video discussing its earnings results.
Don't judge by the looks: Molecular analysis reveals a new species of white toothed shrew
The white toothed shrew genus Crocidura is known as the largest mammal genus, with more than 180 species distributed around the world. A recent genetic analysis of the white toothed shrew fauna of Vietna ...
International attention focuses on a climate change 'trigger'
(Phys.org) —The science of climate change has led international EU-funded researchers to an area thought to be responsible for redistributing and controlling heat around the globe.
New approach to mobile video fuses streaming and downloading to dodge delays, improve quality
It's the bane of streaming media—the endlessly spinning cursor on a dark screen, or the final minutes of a favorite show freezing to a halt when the wireless signal weakens. A new technology developed by ...
Physicists create tabletop antimatter 'gun'
World's largest all-solar-powered boat shines in NYC
The world's largest fully solar-powered boat, "Turanor PlanetSolar," docked in New York on Tuesday during a mission to study the effects of climate change on the Gulf Stream current.
Scientists: Soggy British weather likely to stay
The best advice for visitors to Britain—pack an umbrella—is more vital than ever.