Halloween spending hikes reveal our fascination with the macabre

In the gloom of the economy, with scary unemployment figures, you might expect consumers to be hiding from Halloween in their darkened homes with the porch lights off. But a recent National Retail Federation survey shows ...

Austrian space diver no stranger to danger

Felix Baumgartner, the Austrian daredevil who had hoped to make history Tuesday with a jump from the edge of space, is no stranger to death-defying danger.

NASA sees brief life of Tropical Storm Olivia

Tropical Storm Olivia was a three-day tropical cyclone in the eastern Pacific Ocean. It was born on Oct. 6 and faded to a remnant low pressure system on Oct. 9. NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of Olivia just after ...

NASA eyes Typhoon Prapiroon intensifying

Typhoon Prapiroon is the twenty-second tropical cyclone of the western North Pacific Ocean, making for a very active season. NASA's Terra satellite passed over the storm as it was intensifying into a typhoon and noticed very ...

PUFFIN offers graphics card breakthrough versus break-in

(Phys.org)—The PUFFIN Project has come up with research that suggests GPU manufacturing processes leave each product with a unique kind of fingerprint. PUFFIN stands for physically unclonable functions found in standard ...

Companies are finding more money in recycling

Folks around the United States are increasingly finding money in their trash. It's not that someone is going around tossing greenbacks into the garbage. But companies and institutions across the region are finding that what ...

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