Google defends local search results

Google on Monday defended its local search results in the face of a Wall Street Journal report of complaints that the firm favors its online content over that of rivals.

No more solar wind for Voyager 1 spacecraft

(PhysOrg.com) -- The 33-year odyssey of NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has reached a distant point at the edge of our solar system where there is no outward motion of solar wind.

What 'pine' cones reveal about the evolution of flowers

(PhysOrg.com) -- From southern Africa's pineapple lily to Western Australia's swamp bottlebrush, flowering plants are everywhere. Also called angiosperms, they make up 90 percent of all land-based, plant life.

WWF provides format that prevents printing

You've all seen them - those e-mail shirttail pleas to "Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail," sometimes added in green font with an image of a leaf at the end for good measure. If you're the type ...

USC nanosatellite blasts off from Cape Canaveral on SpaceX launch

and went perfectly -- December 8 at Cape Canaveral, with the newly developed Falcon 9 heavy lift vehicle sending into earth orbit a packet of nanosatellites, including a unit that the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences ...

Unlocking the secrets of a plant's light sensitivity

(PhysOrg.com) -- Plants are very sensitive to light conditions because light is their source of energy and also a signal that activates the special photoreceptors that regulate growth, metabolism, and physiological development. ...

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