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U.S. to consider cellphone use on planes

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / kossy@finedays<p>While flight passengers have been exercising the privilege of using e-books and tablets for the …

Samsung owes Apple $290M more in damages, jury says

Jury rules that Samsung must pay additional damages for patent infringement. The amount is slightly less than what Apple had requested and brings the total award to about $930 million.<p>SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A jury on Thursday ruled that Samsung must pay Apple $290,456,793 in additional damages for …

Groundhog Day

Google responds to Microsoft smear campaign with witty retort about wearable computing

Yesterday, Microsoft started selling hats, mugs, T-shirts, and hoodies with a distinct anti-Google message, bearing phrases like "keep calm while we steal your data" alongside the Chrome browser logo. They're the latest wave of Microsoft's long-running Scroogled campaign, designed to frighten …

Why Is Maternity Care Such an Issue for Obamacare Opponents?

The ACA demands insurers fully cover 22 different women's health tests and visit types—yet few have raised conservative ire like covering expectant mothers.<p>Opponents of the Affordable Care Act have settled on a new injustice built into the system: The law mandates that all plans cover women having …

Senate Democrats invoke 'nuclear option' on filibuster

WASHINGTON — In a historic move, Democrats in the<p>Senateon Thursday voted to eliminate the use of the filibuster as a tool to block presidential appointments, upending a decades-old precedent that gave the minority party unique leverage on nominations.<p>After threatening to change the rules several …

Why scientists are shooting light beams at stacks of graphene - Futurity

Infrared vision lets researchers see through—and into—multiple layers of graphene.

Gamma ray burst could upend leading physics theories - Futurity

Physicists who analyzed the brightest gamma ray burst ever measured say its never-before-seen features could re-shape astrophysics theories.

Venus orbits sun within huge band of dust, say scientists

Studying the dust ring will allow scientists to improve their ability to detect planets outside our solar system<p>Scientists have discovered that Venus circles the sun embedded within a huge band of dust that is 10-15 million kilometres high and stretches all the way around its orbit. The finding …

Visitors from Beyond the Galaxy Reach the Antarctic

Astronomers have become incredibly skilled at detecting cosmic radiation in all its forms—not just ordinary, visible light, but also light we can’t …