Engineers have discovered a way to use an ancient life form to create one of the newest technologies for solar energy, in systems that may be surprisingly simple to build
Raphael G. Satter, Associated Press Writer A school of autonomous robotic fish will be released into a Spanish port to help monitor pollution. Information gathered from the robo-fish will be transmitted to the port's control center using a wireless Internet signal
WhisperStation-PSC is a personal supercomputer featuring Tesla GPUs and the CUDA SDK. It contains up to four Tesla C1060 GPUs, two AMD or Intel processors, 64 GB memory and optional RAID storage
For those readers who have perused my review of the previous volume on cellular physiology, it is apparent that these interdisciplinary texts are meant to offer a little biology to the engineers and mathematicians and a lot of math to any life scientist bold enough to turn the pages.
web exclusive John R. Joyce, Ph.D. You don’t need to be a network engineer to benefit from these programs While troubleshooting some data system connectivity problems recently, I had reason to reacquaint myself with a number of the free network analysis programs currently available. In this column, I'll discuss some of the ones I tried and the type of information they can provide
They say a picture tells a thousand stories, but can it also tell how smart you are? Actually, say researchers, it can
Described in Einstein's field equations as the Kerr solution, the rotating black hole may be one of nature's most perfect objects. A theoretical physicist has shown that, even in Newton's theory, the deviation of the field's shape from being spherical is determined by a set of equations identical to those for Kerr black holes.
Researchers have created a robot scientist which they believe is the first machine to have independently discovered new scientific knowledge
A new species of jumping spider is among more than 50 spider species believed new to science discovered during a Conservation International expedition to Papua New Guinea’s highlands wilderness
web exclusive Randy C. Hice For now, the fear factor and perhaps the odd lead will keep the informatics software vendors at Pittcon In the spirit of “going green” I decided to break with tradition and ride the Pittcon bus to the McCormick Convention Center (MCC) in blustery Chicago
A hatchling of a rare reptile has been found in the wild on the New Zealand mainland. The last lizard-like descendant of a reptile species that walked the Earth with the dinosaurs 225 million years ago
Mary Pemberton, Associated Press Writer Alaska's Mount Redoubt volcano erupted six times Sunday night, sending an ash plume more than nine miles into the air in the volcano's first emissions in nearly 20 years
A unique new high-resolution map of the Earth’s gravitational force provides a hitherto unseen level of detail, covering both land and sea regions with a resolution of only two kilometers
So far, the Higgs particle has eluded direct detection. However, recent experiments have zeroed in on the territory where the Higgs boson may be found
by Ariel David, Associated Press Writer An archaeological dig near Venice has unearthed the 16th-century remains of a woman who was believed to be a vampire. The well-preserved skeleton was found on the Lazzaretto Nuovo island amid other corpses buried in a mass grave