Airlines making a big push to offer in-flight Wi-Fi service

In-flight Wi-Fi, the next big-fee income generator for airlines, is available so far on 711 commercial aircraft, and the number is growing. Eight airlines, so far, have deals with technology provider Aircell to offer its ...

Blockbuster fighting back with new technologies

Blockbuster Inc. isn't going down without a fight. Battling financial losses, layoffs and fierce competition from Netflix, Apple, Sony, Google, Microsoft and others, Blockbuster is betting its survival on a slew of new technologies ...

E-books need a common language

I never need to worry about whether I can read a book. As long as a book's a book, that is -- printed on paper, in English. I know I can pick it up and read it no matter how long it sits on my shelf after I bought it. But ...

WISE Mission Releases Medley of First Images

(PhysOrg.com) -- A diverse cast of cosmic characters is showcased in the first survey images NASA released Wednesday from its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.

How does the proton get its spin?

(PhysOrg.com) -- At a meeting this week of the American Physical Society in Washington, MIT Associate Professor of Physics Bernd Surrow reported on new results from the STAR experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider ...

3D Sun for the iPhone

Imagine holding the entire sun in the palm of your hand. Now you can. A new iPhone app developed by NASA-supported programmers delivers a live global view of the sun directly to your cell phone. Users can fly around the star, ...

NOAA National Weather Service to Use New Hurricane Wind Scale

(PhysOrg.com) -- NOAA's National Weather Service will use a new hurricane scale this season called the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. The scale keeps the same wind speed ranges as the original Saffir-Simpson Scale ...

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