Astronomers find smaller Neptunian rocks

A Taiwan-led study suggests smaller frozen chunks of rock in the outer reaches of the Solar System can be spotted when they obscure starlight.

Quantum physicists control supercurrent

Netherlands scientists say they've shown that in a quantum-mechanical circuit, the current can be reversed by using a single electron.

Robot teaches medical school students

Wake Forest University School of Medicine students expecting a lecture on the brain and nervous system instead find themselves treating a robotic patient.

NASA offers support for SNAP project

NASA announced Thursday it will support an advanced mission concept study for the supernova acceleration probe, or SNAP, mission.

Rovers Look Forward to A Second Martian Spring

Like the fabled tortoise that, in the race with the hare, moves slowly yet accomplishes much, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit has continued to make progress little by little, while essentially running in place.

Computer scientists lay out vision for a 'science of the Web'

Researchers need a clear agenda to harness the rapidly evolving potential of the World Wide Web, according to an article in the Aug. 11 issue of the journal Science. Calling for the creation of an interdisciplinary "science ...

Computer scientists put social network theory to the test

Ever since 1969, when psychologists Jeffery Travers and Stanley Milgram first explained that everyone was separated by only six connections from anyone else, researchers have created theoretical models of the networks that ...

Researchers discover online banking security problem

Two researchers working within Cardiff University's School of Computer Science, Professor Antonia J Jones and Joseph R Rabaiotti, together with a third independent researcher Stuart P Goring, have today released details of ...

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