About time: New record for atomic clock accuracy
In another advance at the far frontiers of timekeeping by National Institute of Standards and Technology researchers, the latest modification of a record-setting strontium atomic clock has achieved precision ...
Researcher proposes theory on how metabolism, carbon affect ecosystem
Through their metabolic cycle, humans and other organisms break down molecules that include carbon to temporarily obtain energy from the environment. New research from the University of Georgia takes this ...
New technique targets numerical errors related to time evolution in weather and climate models
Pinpointing the culprits responsible for errors in large-scale climate models can take a mathematical magnifier. To identify these transgressors, scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Sandia ...
Smarter programming of stoplights could improve efficiency of urban traffic
Sitting in traffic during rush hour is not just frustrating for drivers; it also adds unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere.
Russian hackers read Obama emails, report says
Emails to and from President Barack Obama were read by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House's unclassified computer system, The New York Times said Saturday.
Winners and losers of the demise of the big Comcast deal
In the aftermath of Comcast's decision to walk away from buying Time Warner Cable, some winners and losers are emerging.
Apple Watch users to get health-related app choices
The world's first watches ran on springs and could run hours behind. The newest watches will measure heart rate and even ask how you're feeling.
Comcast abandons Time Warner Cable bid after gov't pushback
What killed Comcast's $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable? Regulators' desire to protect the Internet video industry that is reshaping TV.
Comcast deal may be dead, but cable consolidation will go on (Update)
Even if Comcast's $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable is dead, consolidation among the companies that pipe in our TV, phone and Internet will carry on.
The mysterious dark energy that speeds the universe's rate of expansion
The nature of dark energy is one of the most important unsolved problems in all of science. But what, exactly, is dark energy, and why do we even believe that it exists?
Microalgae used for green asphalt
Microalgae offer a highly promising alternative to petroleum products without competing for resources used in the food industry. They have now been used for the first time to make asphalt. Researchers have ...
Apple Watch to boost 'glance journalism'
With the Apple Watch expected to sell in the millions, news organizations refocusing their efforts to become part of that tiny screen.
US CEO cuts salary to boost employee pay to $70,000
One startup founder is making his own effort to respond to the issue of income inequality—cutting his own pay while seriously boosting that of his employees.
'Great Cannon' is widening China censorship, say researchers (Update)
China has expanded its Internet censorship efforts beyond its borders with a new strategy that attacks websites across the globe, researchers said Friday.