Quantum explanation for how we smell gets new support

(PhysOrg.com) -- Since 1996, when biophysicist Luca Turin first suggested that quantum mechanics may help explain how we smell various odors, the idea has met with controversy. In the past 15 years, some studies have found ...

Catching cancer with carbon nanotubes

A Harvard bioengineer and an MIT aeronautical engineer have created a new device that can detect single cancer cells in a blood sample, potentially allowing doctors to quickly determine whether cancer has spread from its ...

Startup seeks fortune in iPhone bottle opener

A lot of Silicon Valley mythology centers on the idea of two guys in a garage. Well, this is a story about two guys who actually started their company in a garage.

US experts unsure about Fukushima situation

US experts have expressed uncertainty about the seriousness of the situation at Japan's Fukushima nuclear complex, steering clear of speculation whether the core of one of the reactors there had been damaged.

Philips warns over television sector losses

Dutch electronics giant Philips warned Monday that it expects losses of between 100-120 million euros ($140-169 million) from its television business as pricing pressures mount.

Internet pioneer Paul Baran dies in Calif. at 84

(AP) -- Paul Baran, whose work with packaging data in the 1960s has been credited with playing a role in the later development of the Internet, has died at age 84, his son said.

Fewer Faults for Faster Computing

(PhysOrg.com) -- Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) users have designed and implemented an efficient fault-tolerant version of the coupled cluster method for high-performance computational chemistry using ...

Chemists around the globe warn of world food production crisis

(PhysOrg.com) -- Global production of phosphorus fertiliser could peak and decline later this century, causing shortages and price spikes that jeopardise world food production, five major scientific societies warn today (March ...

Meet Microsoft's guru of 'design matters'

Bill Buxton is multiplatform the way Leonardo da Vinci was multiplatform. The Microsoft researcher is a technologist, a designer, a musician, an author, outdoorsman and a nationally ranked equestrian.

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