Jury orders Samsung to pay Apple $290 million

A jury has added $290 million more to the damages Samsung Electronics owes Apple for copying vital iPhone and iPad features, bringing the total amount the South Korean technology titan is on the hook for to $930 million.

NASA sees 'watershed' cosmic blast in unique detail

(Phys.org) —On April 27, a blast of light from a dying star in a distant galaxy became the focus of astronomers around the world. The explosion, known as a gamma-ray burst and designated GRB 130427A, tops the charts as ...

Minority parents fear for kids online

Nearly all parents agree—when their children go online, stranger danger is their biggest safety concern, followed closely by exposure to pornography, violent content and bullying, according to a collaborative study between ...

What can happen when graphene meets a semiconductor

For all the promise of graphene as a material for next-generation electronics and quantum computing, scientists still don't know enough about this high-performance conductor to effectively control an electric current.

NASA catches Melissa's fickle life as a tropical storm

Tropical Storm Melissa is spinning around in the north Central Atlantic Ocean after becoming tropical on Nov. 18. On Nov. 19, Melissa is expected to convert to a post-tropical storm. NOAA's GOES-East satellite captured images ...

Improve learning by taming instructional complexity

From using concrete or abstract materials to giving immediate or delayed feedback, there are rampant debates over the best teaching strategies to use. But, in reality, improving education is not as simple as choosing one ...

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