Is space like a chessboard?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Physicists at UCLA set out to design a better transistor and ended up discovering a new way to think about the structure of space.

US detects 'minuscule' radioactivity from Japan

A radiation monitor in California detected a "minuscule" amount of an isotope from Japan's crippled nuclear power plant, officials said Friday, but insisted it was of no concern.

Samsung unit fined $32 mn for price-fixing

A unit of Korean conglomerate Samsung was fined $32 million dollars for involvement in an Asian price fixing ring for a key computer monitor component, the US Justice Department said Friday.

iPads fuel flight of paperless planes

Tablet computers such as the iPad are revolutionizing aircraft cockpits as tens of thousands of private pilots bring the powerful mini-computers into planes. Several of the nation's largest airlines are poised to follow ...

Nuclear specialists share Japan radioactivity data

A UN agency that monitors for clandestine nuclear tests said Friday it was sharing its data about radioactivity levels in Japan with the world body's atomic watchdog and health organisation.

3D, 360-degree fog display shown off (w/ video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Any fan of Star Trek knows about the joys of the holodeck. The idea of a 3D, 360-degree immersive digital environment, projected on demand, is an enticing one that has thus far been confined to the silver ...

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