Briton claims new Svalbard island

A British artist believes he has found a new island in the arctic Svalbard archipelago and has claimed sovereignty to create his own mini-state.

U.S., British hackers face the music

Only two days after U.S. federal authorities sentenced a 21-year-old to five years in prison for hacking computers, the British government ruled that one of its citizens should be extradited to the United States for hacking ...

Device promises relief for desert soldiers

A U.S. scientist says she has developed a micro-climate system to be placed in soldiers' boots to provide cooling in high temperature locations.

Pursuing the Invisible with Einstein's Lens

"I could not go abroad in snow, it would settle on me and expose me. Rain, too, would make me a watery outline, a glistening surface of a man -- a bubble." - from "The Invisible Man" by H.G. Wells

World's tiniest test tubes get teensiest corks

Now all they need is a really, really small corkscrew. Like Lilliputian chemists, scientists have found a way to “cork” infinitesimally small nano test tubes. The goal is a better way to deliver drugs, for example, for ...

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