Carbon nanotube sponge shows improved water clean-up

A carbon nanotube sponge capable of soaking up water contaminants, such as fertilisers, pesticides and pharmaceuticals, more than three times more efficiently than previous efforts has been presented in a new study published ...

Feast or fancy? Black widows shake for love

(Phys.org) —A team of Simon Fraser University biologists has found that male black widow spiders shake their abdomens to produce carefully pitched vibrations that let females know they have "come a-courting" and are not ...

High court could weigh in on cellphone searches

The U.S. Supreme Court decided 40 years ago that police do not need a search warrant to look through anything a person is carrying when arrested. But that was long before smartphones gave people the ability to take with them ...

China's biggest mobile firm starts selling Apple iPhone

China Mobile, the country's biggest services provider, on Friday begins selling Apple's iPhone to its millions of customers, ending a six-year wait in a crucial market for the US technology giant.

Intel 4Q net income rises 6 pct (Update)

Intel's fourth-quarter net income rose 6 percent, as the company offset flat demand for its personal computer chips with higher sales of other products.

NBA's Kings to accept Bitcoin for tickets

US basketball outfit the Sacramento Kings said Thursday they would begin accepting Bitcoin, the first professional sports team to accept the virtual currency.

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