Super cyclone Edzani staying safely at sea spawning super swells

It's a good thing that Cyclone Edzani is far away from land and will stay that way this weekend, because it's a powerful cyclone. In fact it's a Category 4 cyclone on the Saffir-Simpson scale generating waves almost as tall ...

Astronomers spot 'super-Earth' 80 light years away

US astronomers have detected the second smallest exoplanet ever discovered with a mass just four times heavier than the Earth, adding to a growing number of low-mass planets dubbed "super-Earths."

Study: Walmart Does Not Boost Employment or Retail Sales

(PhysOrg.com) -- The opening of a Walmart store in Chicago's Austin neighborhood in 2006 has not increased retail activity or employment opportunities, according to a study by researchers at the University of Illinois at ...

BlackBerry presents PowerPoint for 'road warriors'

Research In Motion (RIM) has rolled out a BlackBerry Presenter that business "road warriors" can use to give PowerPoint presentations from the Canadian company's popular smartphones.

Paper strips can quickly detect toxin in drinking water

(PhysOrg.com) -- A strip of paper infused with carbon nanotubes can quickly and inexpensively detect a toxin produced by algae in drinking water. Engineers at the University of Michigan led the development of the new biosensor.

Fermi telescope closes in on mystery of cosmic ray acceleration

In all directions of the sky, cosmic rays rocket through space with incredible speed. These “rays”—which mostly consist of protons—are some of the most energetic particles in the universe. For nearly 100 years, they ...

Flying Telescope Passes Key Test

Most astronomers wouldn't dream of opening their observatory's doors in 100 mph winds. Yet NASA's new SOFIA telescope recently flew in an airplane at 250 mph with doors wide open.

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