NASA's Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer completes mission operations

(PhysOrg.com) -- After 16 years in space, NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) has made its last observation. The satellite provided unprecedented views into the extreme environments around white dwarfs, neutron stars ...

US health experts seek more study on 'fracking'

A group of US medical professionals called Monday for a halt to a type of drilling for natural gas called "fracking" in populated areas until more is known about its health impacts.

Gadget turns table-tops into stereo speakers

Roger Arnold reached into his jacket pocket and pulled out a gadget that turned an ornate wooden table in a Las Vegas nightclub into a booming stereo speaker.

Carnivorous plant traps worms with sticky leaves

Plants eat the darndest things. Scientists have discovered a small flowering plant living in the sandy soils of Brazil that traps nematodes, or roundworms, with sticky underground leaves -- and gobbles them up.

Intel backs ultra-light laptops with new age controls

US chip giant Intel on Monday heralded a coming wave of affordable high-powered, thin laptops that could double as tablet computers and be controlled by gestures or spoken commands.

LG fridge chills cans, bottles in just minutes

South Korea's LG Electronics, a leader in smart appliances, has hit on a solution to a common frustration -- how to chill canned or bottled drinks in less than half an hour.

Dish launches DVR that extends to other rooms

(AP) -- Satellite broadcaster Dish Network Corp. on Monday said it's launching a high-powered set-top box that can act as the central TV recorder for the whole home.

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