Novel technique to detect fingerprints

An innovative product that uses fluorescence to detect fingerprints has been developed by a team from the Laboratoire de Photophysique et Photochimie Supramoléculaire et Macromoléculaire (CNRS/ENS Cachan) in collaboration ...

Twitter names news chief, from NBC (Update)

Twitter announced Thursday it had hired former NBC executive Vivian Schiller to head its news operations, as the messaging service ramps up efforts in the field ahead of its stock market debut.

When scaling the quantum slopes, veer for the straight path

Like any task, there is an easy and a hard way to control atoms and molecules as quantum systems, which are driven by tailored radiation fields. More efficient methods for manipulating quantum systems could help scientists ...

'NSA eavesdropped on 35 world leaders'

US spies eavesdropped on the phone conversations of 35 world leaders after White House, Pentagon and State Department officials gave them the numbers, The Guardian reported Thursday.

Unique chemical composition surrounding supermassive black hole

An international research team led by Takuma Izumi, a second-year master's student of science at the University of Tokyo, and Kotaro Kohno, a professor at the University of Tokyo, successfully captured a detailed image of ...

Philippine earthquake creates miles-long rocky wall

A deadly earthquake that struck the Philippines last week created a spectacular rocky wall that stretches for kilometres through farmlands, astounded geologists said Thursday.

ALMA reveals ghostly shape of 'coldest place in the universe'

At a cosmologically crisp one degree Kelvin (minus 458 degrees Fahrenheit), the Boomerang Nebula is the coldest known object in the Universe – colder, in fact, than the faint afterglow of the Big Bang, which is the natural ...

Dolphins assist scientists studying effects of data-logging tags

For scientists studying marine mammals in the wild, data-logging tags are invaluable tools that allow them to observe animals' movements and behaviors that are otherwise hidden beneath the waves much of the time. The tags, ...

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