American and British intelligence operations have been spying on gamers across the world, media outlets reported, saying that the world's most powerful espionage agencies sent undercover agents into virtual universes to monitor activity in online fantasy games such as "World of Warcraft."
As a new year approaches, the University of Notre Dame’s John J. Reilly Center for Science,...
The European Space Agency is planning to land an unmanned spacecraft on a comet next year in an...
Accelrys, Inc. today announced that it has acquired Ireland-based QUMAS, a leading global provider of Cloud-based and on-premises enterprise compliance software supporting regulatory and quality operations in life sciences and other highly regulated industries.
The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP (National Polar-orbiting Partnership) satellite acquired two nighttime images early on October 1, 2013, for this natural-light, mosaic view of the continental United States.
Scientists from Case Western Reserve University and University of Kansas Medical Center have restored behavior—in this case, the ability to reach through a narrow opening and grasp food—using a neural prosthesis in a rat model of brain injury.
A new optical sensor created at MIT tracks zinc within cells and should help researchers learn more about its functions. The sensor, which can be targeted to a specific organelle within the cell, fluoresces when it binds to zinc, allowing scientists to determine where the metal is concentrated.
Appistry, Inc. announced the expansion of its Cancer Genome Analysis (CGA) Suite to include additional tools for next-generation sequencing (NGS) analysis from the Broad Institute. The first addition to the suite is a method for estimating contamination levels in cancer genome data.
Among the most common tools in electrical engineering and computer science are rectangular grids of numbers known as matrices. The numbers in a matrix can represent data, and they can also represent mathematical equations.
One of this year's Nobel Prize laureates says learning how to handle failure is key to becoming a successful scientist. James Rothman, who shared the medicine prize with Randy Schekman and Thomas Sudhof, said Friday that doing scientific research almost always means not getting the desired result.
NASA's Curiosity rover has uncovered signs of an ancient freshwater lake on Mars, which scientists say could have been a perfect spot for tiny primitive organisms to flourish if they ever existed on the red planet.
This MODIS image taken by NASA’s Aqua satellite on Nov. 10, 2013, shows an iceberg that was part of the Pine Island Glacier and is now separating from the Antarctica continent.
Sandia National Laboratories researchers have devised a novel way to realize electrical conductivity in metal-organic framework (MOF) materials, a development that could have profound implications for the future of electronics, sensors, energy conversion and energy storage.
Students may soon be able to reach out and touch some of the theoretical concepts they are taught in their physics classes thanks to a novel idea devised by a group of researchers from Imperial College London.
Sponsored by Raytheon and coached by staff of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin, Team Texas won the 8th annual Student Cluster Competition this year at the Supercomputing Conference (SC13) in Denver. The University Tower was lit orange to acknowledge this accomplishment.
Nine scientists are being honored as SLAS Innovation Award finalists, but only one will receive a $10,000 cash prize at SLAS2014, the Third Annual SLAS Conference and Exhibition, which will be held January 18 to 22, 2014, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA.
A new collaboration between CoolIT Systems, Canada, and the Schools of Computing and Mechanical Engineering at University of Leeds has been set up to analyze the influence of proximity liquid cooling on cloud-based workload algorithms. The University, a member of the prestigious Russell Group of 24 research-intensive universities, has previously received awards for analysis and development of Green IT solutions.
Massive X-ray superbursts near the surface of neutron stars are providing a unique window into the operation of fundamental forces of nature under extreme conditions. The importance of discovering an unknown energy source of titanic magnitude in the outermost layers of accreting neutron star surfaces is heightened by the unresolved issue of neutrino masses, the recent discovery of the Higgs boson ...