Earth has warmed 0.4 C in 30 years

(PhysOrg.com) -- Half of the globe has warmed at least one half of one degree Fahrenheit (0.3 C) in the past 30 years, while half of that -- a full quarter of the globe -- warmed at least one full degree Fahrenheit (0.6 C), ...

Celebrating the man who invented the mouse

(PhysOrg.com) -- Forty years ago, Stanford researcher Doug Engelbart got a standing ovation in a San Francisco auditorium after dramatically introducing the computer mouse, hyperlinks, live text editing and interactive computing ...

Study finds link between political corruption and FEMA money

Where natural disasters strike, political corruption is soon to follow, say the authors of a study in the Journal of Law and Economics. But it's not the wind and rain that turns good folks bad; it's the money that floods ...

Engineers to create parts of virtual crash test dummy

You really can learn a lot from a dummy. For decades, automakers have been crashing test dummies to gain insight to how various auto safety systems protect – or fail to protect – people during car accidents. But those ...

Flapping wing vehicle improves on the a helicopter

(PhysOrg.com) -- Since the days of Leonardo da Vinci people have tried to build machines that fly with flapping wings like a bird or an insect. Even in the jet age the idea remains attractive because such machines could be ...

Research finds koalas are no dwarves

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Queensland research has found one of Australia's iconic animals is not a shadow of its former self.

The Incredible Journey of the James Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope, targeted for launch in 2013, is already taking an incredible journey right here on Earth. It's zigzagging up, down, and across the US to be "spit and polished" to perfection for its lofty space ...

Bit of bling adds new dimension to laser beam technology

(PhysOrg.com) -- No longer just an expensive ornament, diamonds are now of a sufficient size and quality to attract the eye of a team of physicists at Macquarie University, who are using them to develop a new more powerful ...

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