Herschel observatory's population of trans-Neptunian objects
(Phys.org) —ESA's Herschel space observatory has observed 132 of the known 1400 cold worlds that inhabit a region of the Solar System beyond the orbit of Neptune, some 4.5–7.5 billion km from the Sun.
Alcoa and Phinergy show electric car with aluminum-air battery
UK explores sentiment mapping for intelligent transport system
Tech giants scramble for lead on 'Internet of Things'
It's not just smartphones and tablets anymore. The world's tech giants are now battling over a wider array of connected devices, from refrigerators to cars to wristwatches.
Researchers find evidence of speedy core formation in solar system planetesimals
Six more bugs found in popular OpenSSL security tool
Computer system administrators around the world are groaning again as six new security problems have been found in the OpenSSL security library. ...
Image: Testing the electrical power subsystem of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope
(Phys.org) —At Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems facilities in Redondo Beach, California, integration and test technicians work on a mock-up of the James Webb Space Telescope spacecraft bus, testing the ...
Re-engineering Microsoft's culture: Two veterans work together to break down old barriers
For years, Joe Belfiore and David Treadwell waged their own separate battles at Microsoft Corp., with Belfiore helping to lead the upstart Windows Phone division and Treadwell heading Xbox software and services engineering.
Overcoming barriers to successful use of autonomous unmanned aircraft
While civil aviation is on the threshold of potentially revolutionary changes with the emergence of increasingly autonomous unmanned aircraft, these new systems pose serious questions about how they will be safely and efficiently ...
How to tell when a sewage pipe needs repair—before it bursts
The nation's sewer system is a topic most people would prefer to avoid, but its aging infrastructure is wearing out, and broken pipes leaking raw sewage into streets and living rooms are forcing the issue. To better predict ...
Proposed risk management guidelines aim to bolster security of federal ICTsupply chains
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published a second public draft of Supply Chain Risk Management Practices for Federal Information Management Systems and Organizations for public ...
Anaerobic microbes surprise scientists by living with oxygen
A study into Shark Bay's microbial mats has detected activity of anaerobic microbes under oxic conditions—highlighting unknown complexities in microbial systems.
Bumper Apple package brings devices closer than ever
Apple has set developers in a frenzy with an overwhelming spread of software updates, unveiled at its Worldwide Developers Conference. ...
Two planets orbit nearby ancient star
An international team of scientists, led by astronomers at Queen Mary University of London, report of two new planets orbiting Kapteyn's star, one of the oldest stars found near the Sun. One of the newly-discovered ...