Droid X makes right connections

Trying out an Android phone from Verizon is quickly becoming the same old song, but it's a genuine classic that never gets dull. This time it's the Droid X, released July 15, from Motorola, which has built a beautiful beast ...

400 years, 7,500 words: A history of planetary science

In the four centuries since Galileo pointed his handheld cardboard-and-glass telescope skyward and Johannes Kepler described two laws of planetary motion, humans have come to know our solar system almost as intimately as ...

GRAIL Spacecraft Takes Shape

(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineers have conducted a fuel tank check of one of NASA's GRAIL mission spacecraft, scheduled for launch in 2011.

YouTube ups video limit to 15 minutes

YouTube gave its users five more minutes on Thursday, increasing the upload limit for videos to the site to 15 minutes from 10 minutes.

Some trees 'farm' bacteria to help supply nutrients

Some trees growing in nutrient-poor forest soil may get what they need by cultivating specific root microbes to create compounds they require. These microbes are exceptionally efficient at turning inorganic minerals into ...

An Alchemist's Dream: Superatoms Mimic Elements

(PhysOrg.com) -- Dr. Will Castleman and his team have discovered clusters of atoms that mimic some of the properties of other elements. Called "superatoms," these clusters of atoms behave like a single "superatom" of a different ...

Brown Dwarf Found Orbiting a Young Sun-Like Star

(PhysOrg.com) -- Astronomers have imaged a very young brown dwarf, or failed star, in a tight orbit around a young nearby sun-like star. The discovery is expected to shed light on the early stages of solar system formation.

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