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 ...
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 ...
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.
Physics determined ammonite shell shape
Ammonites are a group of extinct cephalopod mollusks with ribbed spiral shells. They are exceptionally diverse and well known to fossil lovers. Régis Chirat, researcher at the Laboratoire de Géologie de ...
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, ...
Turning humble seaweed into biofuel
The sea has long been a source of Norway's riches, whether from cod, farmed salmon or oil. Now one researcher from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) researcher hopes to add seaweed ...
Do we want an augmented reality or a transformed reality?
It seems we are headed towards a world where augmented reality (AR) systems will be as common as smartphones are today – it's already about to revolutionise medicine, entertainment, the lives of disabled peop ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
When emotions control objects
Dimming a light, immersive playing on a computer, and tracking yoga exercises in real time – sensors developed by SmartCardia use various vital signs to transmit data to a host of everyday objects.
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.