Image: Interact Robot Centaur designed for remote operation aboard the International Space Station
Visitors to the ESA Technical Centre's Open Day came face to face with a centaur as they toured the telerobotics laboratory.
Several US banks attacked by hackers who hit Chase
Several US financial institutions were targeted by the same computer hackers who breached the systems of JPMorgan Chase earlier this year, sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday.
Fundamentals of physics confirmed: Experiments testing Einstein's time dilation and quantum electrodynamics
The special theory of relativity of Albert Einstein and quantum electrodynamics, which was formulated by, among others, Richard Feynman, are two important fundaments of modern physics. In cooperation with colleagues from ...
Breakthrough allows researchers to watch molecules 'wiggle'
A new crystallographic technique developed at the University of Leeds is set to transform scientists' ability to observe how molecules work.
Firsthand perspective on the merits of means-tested social insurance programs
When a nursing student named Marcella Wagner swerved to avoid another car on a freeway in northern California, in February 2012, her entire life changed. Wagner, who was seven months pregnant, skidded off ...
The New York Times to cut 100 newsroom jobs
The New York Times Co. says it is cutting about 100 newsroom jobs through buyouts and layoffs in an effort to trim costs and focus more on its digital efforts.
Nation is facing a refugee crisis, not an immigration crisis, says writer
The more than 66,000 unaccompanied Central American immigrant children who have crossed the United States' southern border since October present the nation with a refugee crisis, not an immigration crisis, ...
New technology tracks tiniest pollutants in real time
Researchers may soon have a better idea of how tiny particles of pollution are formed in the atmosphere. These particles, called aerosols, or particulate matter (PM), are hazardous to human health and contribute ...
Water in the solar system predates the Sun
Water was crucial to the rise of life on Earth and is also important to evaluating the possibility of life on other planets. Identifying the original source of Earth's water is key to understanding how life-fostering ...
Customer experience matters more when economy is strong, research shows
Customers care more about their past experiences with service firms when the economy is doing well, according to a research team from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.
Small, not big data key to working out what consumers want
Corporations everywhere are hoovering up petabytes of data in a bid to understand and predict consumer preferences. But what if they're missing the point, and should instead focus on "small data"?
Experiment with speeding ions verifies relativistic time dilation to new level of precision
And so they beat on, flagella against the cantilever
A team of researchers at Boston University and Stanford University School of Medicine has developed a new model to study the motion patterns of bacteria in real time and to determine how these motions relate ...
If hippopotamuses can't swim, how can some be living on islands?
There is no published account where hippopotamuses are demonstrably shown swimming or floating at the surface of any body of water. But if they can't swim, how did they reach and colonize islands?