Belgium UFO that puzzled NASA was polystyrene fake

An unidentified flying object photographed high in the Belgian sky that puzzled even NASA scientists turns out to have been a fake made out of foam, the man behind the hoax said Tuesday.

KPN reports profit drop, blames Internet phone apps

Dutch telecoms operator KPN reported an 11.0-percent drop in net profit to 414 million euros for the second quarter on Tuesday, blaming the rise of Internet-based telephone applications.

One-way transmission system for sound waves

While many hotel rooms, recording studios, and even some homes are built with materials to help absorb or reflect sound, mechanisms to truly control the direction of sound waves are still in their infancy. However, researchers ...

Grandparents connected to success of human race

(PhysOrg.com) -- If you looked around at your family some 40,000 years ago, you would not have seen grandparents as the likelihood of a person passing their 30th birthday was slim. However, according to new research reported ...

Vascular composites enable dynamic structural materials

Taking their cue from biological circulatory systems, University of Illinois researchers have developed vascularized structural composites, creating materials that are lightweight and strong with potential for self-healing, ...

Pentagon shutting down TroopTube

The US military is surrendering to YouTube. Less than three years after its launch, the Pentagon is shutting down TroopTube, a video-sharing site set up for US soldiers and their families.

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