Comet probe sends back science treasure in final hours
Europe's science probe Philae sent home a treasure trove of data from a comet heading towards the Sun before falling silent as its power ran out, mission control said Saturday.
A kingdom of cave beetles found in Southern China
A team of scientists specializing in cave biodiversity from the South China Agricultural University (Guangzhou) unearthed a treasure trove of rare blind cave beetles. The description of seven new species ...
Comet probe in race against time to crown stellar feat (Update)
Europe's deep-space robot lab Philae worked against the clock Friday, attempting to drill into a comet 510 million kilometres (320 million miles) from Earth to crown a historic exploration before its battery ...
New advanced e-voting system selected for Australian state election
A new, advanced electronic voting system developed by the University of Surrey and the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC), in collaboration with the Universities of Melbourne and Luxembourg is to be used in Australia's ...
New mechanism for growth control discovered
Research on Drosophila reveals that once activated during starvation, this regulatory system prevents the secretion of insulin like peptides, the counterparts of IGF and insulin in mammals.
Model for evaluating product-recommendation algorithms suggests that trial and error get it right
Devavrat Shah's group at MIT's Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) specializes in analyzing how social networks process information. In 2012, the group demonstrated algorithms that could ...
Rosetta: What happens next?
A University of Leicester planetary scientist has hailed the European Space Agency's mission to land a probe on a fast-moving comet as a success despite issues with the landing.
Warmest oceans ever recorded
"This summer has seen the highest global mean sea surface temperatures ever recorded since their systematic measuring started. Temperatures even exceed those of the record-breaking 1998 El Niño year," says ...
Magnetic fields frozen into meteorite grains tell a shocking tale of solar system birth
The most accurate laboratory measurements yet made of magnetic fields trapped in grains within a primitive meteorite are providing important clues to how the early solar system evolved. The measurements point ...
Time for cyberattack conversation on automated cars
Laser scientists' new research could improve the treatment of asthma sufferers
UK scientists have used a laser beam trap to examine how drug particles from asthma inhalers behave as they are projected through the air. Their findings could improve the effectiveness of inhalers for the ...
Microsoft patches two-decade crack in Windows software
Microsoft issued an emergency patch for a dangerous flaw that has existed in Windows operating software for nearly two decades.
Demand surges for drones on film and TV sets
Demand for drones on film and TV sets is soaring. Southern California companies that supply unmanned aircraft systems for filming say they have received a surge in orders from clients since the Federal Aviation Administration ...
Cyberattacks hit US weather service (Update)
Cyberattackers believed to have been working from China broke through defenses of the US weather service recently, according to a Washington Post report.