Software makers get face time with Google glasses
Google Glass was a common sight as software savants shared visions of games, weather reports, news and more delivered to the Internet-linked eyewear.
Scientists announce development of wheat strain that produces 30% greater yields
Why don't beetles freeze in the winter?
For 37 years, Queen's University Biochemistry professor Peter Davies has been unraveling the mystery of why some organisms including insects and fish don't freeze in the winter. His research into insect antifreeze protein ...
Weather forecasts on Mars
(Phys.org) —In the north of the red planet snowfalls occur with great regularity. Expeditions of Mars rovers into this region could therefore be easily planned.
Researchers find elephants cannot handle exercise on hot days
Linguist study finds core group of words has survived for 15,000 years
Scientists reveal morphology, growth mechanisms of precipitates from carbon dioxide storage
(Phys.org) —Capturing carbon dioxide and storing it in underground rock formations is one proposed solution to mitigate climate change. New knowledge about the chemical reactions between stored carbon dioxide ...
Wind and cold carry dust to new heights
(Phys.org) —Scientists at China's Lanzhou University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that dust lifted from the Taklimakan Desert during a dust storm had a significant effect on the regional ...
Cassini probe gets close views of large Saturn hurricane (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —NASA's Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first close-up, visible-light views of a behemoth hurricane swirling around Saturn's north pole.
Less rainfall expected for the Hawaiian Islands
Almost imperceptibly, rainfall over the Hawaiian Islands has been declining since 1978, and this trend is likely to continue with global warming through the end of this century, according to a team of scientists ...
Sun-powered plane completes California test flight (Update)
A solar-powered plane that has wowed aviation fans in Europe took to the skies Friday over the San Francisco Bay area in a successful test flight.
Salt causes chalk cliffs to collapse
Salt plays a greater role in undermining chalk cliffs than previously thought, say scientists. Until recently, if a chalk cliff collapsed it was blamed on waves eroding its base, or the chalk weakening as ...
90 million laser shots bring wind satellite back on track
(Phys.org) —Developing new ways of monitoring Earth is always demanding, but ESA's Aeolus mission has faced some particularly difficult technical challenges. However, with the success of intense high-energy ...
NASA's STEREO detects a CME from the sun
On 5:24 a.m. EDT on May 17, 2013, the sun erupted with an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection or CME, a solar phenomenon that can send billions of tons of solar particles into space that can reach Earth ...