Last update:

Mindfulness profits as meditation apps mature

From the Zen capital of LA to the Champs Elysees comes the calming voice of a British Buddhist monk-turned entrepreneur, introducing American-style online mindfulness to the stressed-out French.

One class in all languages

Advances in communication technology have had a major impact in all sorts of industries, but perhaps none bigger than in education. Now, anyone from around the world can listen live to a Nobel Prize laureate lecture or earn ...

Huawei's own OS system may be ready this year: report

Chinese telecom giant Huawei says it could roll out its own operating system for smartphones and laptops in China by the autumn after the United States blacklisted the company, a report said Thursday.

Bringing out the science of wargames

A first-of-its-kind online game, released publicly today, is poised to revolutionize the field of wargaming. Developed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia ...

New open source software eases the pain of multiple UI designs

The time-consuming and labour-intensive task of designing multiple user interfaces for different screen sizes and orientations could become a thing of the past thanks to open-source software that uses a new paradigm to speed ...

Microsoft offers software tools to secure elections

Microsoft has announced an ambitious effort to make voting secure, verifiable and subject to reliable audits by registering ballots in encrypted form so they can be accurately and independently tracked long after they are ...

Other news

Quantum Physics
Perfect quantum portal emerges at exotic interface
Ecology
Successful 'alien' bird invasions are location dependent
Polymers
Researchers reproduce micro-scale 'Great Wave' painting with inkless technology
Materials Science
Powering a solution: Professor takes charge at improving lithium ion batteries safety
Nanomaterials
Special nanotubes could improve solar power and imaging technology
Biotechnology
Making systems robust
Nanophysics
Graphene-based ink may lead to printable energy storage devices
Astronomy
Astronomers make first detection of polarised radio waves in Gamma Ray Burst jets
Materials Science
Artificial muscles powered by glucose
Plants & Animals
Shipworm that eats rock instead of wood found in river in the Philippines
Condensed Matter
Freezing bubbles viral video inspired research now published
Astronomy
Observations reveal gas stripping and enhanced star formation in the galaxy JO206
Ecology
Aggressive, non-native wetland plants squelch species richness more than dominant natives do
Environment
Researchers lay out plan for managing rivers for climate change
Materials Science
A forest of nano-mushroom structures keep this plastic clean and stain-free
Earth Sciences
Plate tectonics may have driven Cambrian Explosion, study shows
Molecular & Computational Biology
Learning constrains further learning, neuroscientists find
Earth Sciences
The secret of platinum deposits revealed by novel field observations in the Bushveld Complex
Materials Science
Is glue the answer to climate crisis?
Earth Sciences
Troublesome trees: spread of forests contributed to ancient extinction