Feds approve key expansion of NM nuclear plant

(AP) -- A federal commission announced approval Wednesday for a uranium enrichment plant in southeastern New Mexico to begin operating more of its massive processing system, which would double the facility's capacity to ...

Online video firm Brightcove files for IPO

Brightcove, a US tech company which provides a cloud computing-based platform for online video, filed on Wednesday for an initial public offering (IPO) that aims to raise up to $50 million.

Samsung NC215 solar netbook arrives in Korea

(PhysOrg.com) -- Samsung has released the NC215 solar-powered netbook in Korea. The netbook carries a solar panel on the lid, which can turn two hours of sunlight into one hour of netbook run-time.

'Happy' Bhutan alarmed by Himalayan climate change

Bhutan's prime minister has issued a dire warning about the impact of Himalayan climate change, saying it could wreck the tiny kingdom's ambitious plans to be a world leader in hydropower.

Researchers detail how a distant black hole devoured a star

(PhysOrg.com) -- Two studies appearing in the Aug. 25 issue of the journal Nature provide new insights into a cosmic accident that has been streaming X-rays toward Earth since late March. NASA's Swift satellite first alerted ...

Climate cycles are driving wars, says study

In the first study of its kind, researchers have linked a natural global climate cycle to periodic increases in warfare. The arrival of El Niño, which every three to seven years boosts temperatures and cuts rainfall, ...

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