Google aims to win developers over to image format WebP

(Phys.org)—In 2011, news circulated over Google's enhancements to WebP, the image format set to outdistance JPEG and, with more features in a newer version, to take on Portable Network Graphics, another graphics format. ...

Guatemala to aid growers battling coffee fungus

Guatemala decreed an agricultural emergency Friday because of a coffee tree fungus that is ravaging crops and could cost the sector up to $400 million this year.

MAVEN mission completes assembly, begins environmental testing

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft is assembled and is undergoing environmental testing at Lockheed Martin Space Systems facilities, near Denver, Colo. MAVEN is the next mission to Mars and will ...

Doubt cast on Sir Bernard Lovell's 'brainwashing'

In this month's edition of Physics World, science writer Richard Corfield casts doubt on the alleged "brainwashing" of the late British astronomer Sir Bernard Lovell by the Soviets at the height of the Cold War and explains ...

No hype with storm; experts call it the real thing

Don't call it hype. The new director of the National Weather Service says some may be getting carried away in describing the winter storm bearing down on the Northeast. But he says the science is simple and chilling.

Japan proposes pollution meeting with China

The foreign ministry in Tokyo on Friday proposed a meeting with Chinese officials about the choking smog over Beijing that is now being seen in Japan.

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