Earth-sized planet found just outside solar system

(Phys.org)—European astronomers have discovered a planet with about the mass of the Earth orbiting a star in the Alpha Centauri system—the nearest to Earth. It is also the lightest exoplanet ever discovered around a star ...

IBM's 3Q earnings flat, revenue slides 5 percent (Update)

IBM's revenue slipped below Wall Street's expectations in the third quarter as the technology company dealt with jittery customers and a weakening euro that undercut its results. Despite the problems posed by the wobbly economy, ...

Google puts malware scanner in Google Play pipeline

(Phys.org)—A new version of the Google Play app store will enable scanning users' smartphones for malware, according to Android Police. The site's report, headlined "A Built-In Malware Scanner," said, "Yes, it's hard to ...

Intel sees weak 4Q, little Windows 8 bounce (Update)

Intel Corp., the world's largest chipmaker, expects cold winds to blow this fall, as consumers shift their spending toward tablets and a weak global economy curbs corporate spending on computers.

Jelly-like atmospheric particles resist chemical aging

(Phys.org)—Atmospheric chemists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have found that when it comes to secondary organic material in the atmosphere, there are two distinct breeds: liquids and ...

Satellite sees large Hurricane Rafael battering Bermuda

Hurricane Rafael is a large hurricane and Bermuda has battened down for Rafael's battering today, Oct. 16. NOAA's GOES-14 satellite revealed Rafael's large span that covers several hundred miles and dwarfs Bermuda.

NASA: How do you solve a problem like (Tropical Storm) Maria?

The song "How do you solve a problem like Maria?" from the famous film "The Sound of Music" comes to mind when looking at NASA satellite imagery of Tropical Storm Maria churning in the western North Pacific Ocean. The answer ...

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