A Broadband Light Amplifier on a Photonic Chip

Cornell University researchers have created a broadband light amplifier on a silicon chip, a major breakthrough in the quest to create photonic microchips. In such microchips, beams of light traveling through microscopic ...

Mice Capable of Empathy

A new study by McGill University professor of psychology Dr. Jeffrey Mogil shows that the capacity for empathy, previously suspected but unproven even among higher primates, is also evident in lower mammals.

Biological conservation by numbers

U.S. tiger conservationists are trying a more business-like approach to saving the species: focusing on performance standards, not fund raising.

Remote sensing used to track humanity

A U.S. geography professor is using satellite imagery to determine how land use and land cover changes affect human health and food security.

Faking it for physicists

In a "faking it" style test, a social scientist has fooled a panel of physicist judges into believing he was an experienced gravitational wave physicist.

Microsoft backs cross-platform initiative

Microsoft announced Thursday it will sponsor with its partners an Open Translator project between Microsoft Office Open XML Formats and the Open Document Format (ODF).

Science, tech evaluation tools studied

Researchers are developing tools to evaluate the effectiveness of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education programs in the United States.

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