Facebook Groups dinged for drafting members

Facebook on Thursday was getting kudos for giving members better control of their information but dinged for letting people be thrown into "groups" without their permission.

Japan looking to sell 'smart' cities to the world

There were gadgets and robots galore at Japan's premier electronics show this week. But one of the biggest attractions wasn't anything you could touch - an energy efficient city of the future.

Grant advances quark-gluon plasma studies

Rice University's Bonner Nuclear Lab has won a $1.175 million grant that will support its research on high-density and hot nuclear matter.

NASA satellites see Otto become a tropical storm

NASA satellites have collected data as the Atlantic Ocean's Tropical Depression 17 has undergone two changes in less than 24 hours. Since Oct. 6, the depression has strengthened and has tropical storm-force winds and has ...

MRI zooms in on microscopic flow (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- MRI images of water flow through a constricted microfluidic channel with the XZ axis on the left and the YZ axis on the right. Note that fast moving components directly aligned with the constricted region ...

Amazon purchasing BuyVIP online sales club

Amazon announced on Thursday it is acquiring BuyVIP.com, a private online sales club with more than six million members in Austria, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Spain.

Brown University chemists simplify biodiesel conversion

As the United States seeks to lessen its reliance on foreign oil, biodiesel is expected to play a role. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a branch of the Department of Energy, biodiesel "represents a ...

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