Field study shows how sailfish use their bill to catch fish
IBM Watson Group to transform the consumer shopping experience
Imagine having access to your own personal shopping assistant anytime, anywhere. Thanks to a partnership between IBM and Fluid Inc., the ultimate shopping advisor, powered by Watson, is poised to transform the consumer shopping ...
Telescope tech using membrane optics moves to Phase 2
Physicists consider implications of recent revelations about the universe's first light
Last month, scientists announced the first hard evidence for cosmic inflation, the process by which the infant universe swelled from microscopic to cosmic size in an instant. This almost unimaginably fast ...
NASA gets two last looks at Tropical Cyclone Jack
Tropical Cyclone Jack lost its credentials today, April 22, as it no longer qualified as a tropical cyclone. However, before it weakened, NASA's TRMM satellite took a "second look" at the storm yesterday.
Mantis shrimp stronger than airplanes
(Phys.org) —Inspired by the fist-like club of a mantis shrimp, a team of researchers led by University of California, Riverside, in collaboration with University of Southern California and Purdue University, ...
Full power: Alternative energy partnerships flourish in Asia
As President Barack Obama begins a trip to Asia to coordinate with allies and reconfirm America's strategic pivot to the Pacific, officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) emphasized today the Asia-Pacific ...
Cloaked DNA nanodevices survive pilot mission
It's a familiar trope in science fiction: In enemy territory, activate your cloaking device. And real-world viruses use similar tactics to make themselves invisible to the immune system. Now scientists at ...
Like a hall of mirrors, nanostructures trap photons inside ultrathin solar cells (w/ Video)
In the quest to make sun power more competitive, researchers are designing ultrathin solar cells that cut material costs. At the same time they're keeping these thin cells efficient by sculpting their surfaces ...
Previewing the bizzare April 29th solar eclipse
Will anyone see next week's solar eclipse? On April 29th, an annular solar eclipse occurs over a small D-shaped 500 kilometre wide region of Antarctica.
Google challenges nonprofits on ideas to use Glass
Google has a challenge for U.S. nonprofits.
New critter discovered on whale carcass
A new species of bug, similar in appearance to the common woodlouse, has been found plastered all over a whale carcass on the floor of the deep Southern Ocean.
The Lyrids meteor shower should put on a show overnight
If you're willing to rise early tomorrow morning then there's the chance to see a meteor shower, known as the Lyrids, which may been responsible for a bright light seen recently over Russia.
Solar research group on quest for affordable solar fuels (w/ video)
Solar panels are becoming a familiar site in communities across the United States, but what about solar fuels? A solar fuel is produced from sunlight through artificial photosynthesis, mimicking what Mother Nature has been ...