Monitoring peatland from Earth and space

A team of UK scientists led by Dr. Karen Anderson (University of Exeter) has developed a new technique for monitoring the condition of peatlands. The team used a combination of images captured from Earth and space to measure ...

TI 4Q profit, revenue soar on broad chip demand

(AP) -- Texas Instruments Inc. said Monday its fourth-quarter profit soared as factories that use its chips for a wide range of consumer gadgets and industrial products hummed straight through the typically slow December ...

Apple rockets to most profitable quarter ever

(AP) -- Apple's holiday quarter was especially sweet this year, but Wall Street's response was muted as investors puzzled through an accounting change and lighter-than-expected iPhone sales.

Device simulates deep-sea floor conditions in lab

Understanding how deep-sea floor rocks and sediments interact with surrounding fluids and gasses is difficult to access. But a device created by two University of Illinois at Chicago geoscientists will duplicate extreme sea ...

Gene family found to play key role in early stages of development

Scientists have identified a gene family that plays a key role in one of the earliest stages of development in which an embryo distinguishes its left side from the right and determines how organs should be positioned within ...

Groovy Hills Rising from Titan Surface

(PhysOrg.com) -- Hills with a wrinkly radial pattern stand out in a new radar image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 28, 2009.

America's Cup to be shown live on Internet

The 33rd edition of the America's Cup, which is set to take place in Spain next month, will be shown live and for free over the Internet for the first time, organisers announced Monday.

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