Motorola Z8 Makes Its Retail Debut

The “media monster” has landed. Motorola today announces the immediate availability of the MOTO Z8 kick-slider handset in Spain, with other parts of Europe and Asia to follow. The Z8, a complete entertainment center, ...

Atlantis Returns to Kennedy Space Center

The space shuttle Atlantis and its seven-member crew lifted off Friday from NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 7:38 p.m. EDT to continue construction of the International Space Station.

High-performance energy storage

North Carolina State University physicists have recently deduced a way to improve high-energy-density capacitors so that they can store up to seven times as much energy per unit volume than the common capacitor.

Air pressure matters when landing on sandy planets

A steel ball dropped into loose, fine sand makes an impressive splash, according to physicists of the Physics of Fluids group investigating the fluid-like properties of sand at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. ...

Remotely Controlled Nanomachines

Physicists at the University of California at Berkeley have produced images that show how light can control some of the smallest possible machines.

High-tech hockey uniform ready for use

A U.S. researcher has finished testing a new type of National Hockey League uniform designed to help players improve their game.

Scientists work at creating a 'robocar'

A U.S. government competition is under way with scientists at 53 universities and other institutions developing "robocars" -- cars of the future.

Simple Magnet Can Control Color of Liquid

University of California, Riverside nanotechnologists have succeeded in controlling the color of very small particles of iron oxide suspended in water simply by applying an external magnetic field to the solution. The discovery ...

Domestic cat's 'five lives' could help save wild relatives

All domestic cats are descended from at least five common ancestors from the Near East, Oxford University scientists and their collaborators have discovered. The new research, published in this week’s Science, also suggests ...

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