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Ask 'gribbles' how to turn wood into liquid fuel - Futurity

U. YORK (UK) — Tiny wood-boring marine isopods are giving scientists clues on how to …

Education

NASA launching rocket tonight on self-destruction mission to study the early universe

NASA is launching a rocket high into Earth's atmosphere tonight between 11 PM and midnight Eastern time, in an effort to capture images from the universe's dawn. The agency will be broadcasting the launch live on Ustream from Wallops, Virginia, and the launch site will be open to the public. But …

Triceratops Trio Found in Wyoming: Report

<b>Triceratops trio found</b>: Scientists say they have found three Triceratops fossils in Wyoming, including one of the most complete skeletons of the …

Dinosaurs

The longest words in English: do you know what they mean?

The longest word in German – <i>Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz</i>, meaning "the law concerning the delegation of duties for …

GM Channels Google, Facebook and eBay With New High-Tech Data Center

General Motors today unveiled a state-of-the-art $130-million enterprise data center at its Technical Center in Warren, Mich., and said it will open a second, mirrored site at its Milford, Mich., vehicle proving grounds — part of a sweeping overhaul of its global IT operations.<p>For nearly three …

Android crushes puny rivals with 74% of smart phone market

Nearly three in every four smart phones sold in the first three months of the year were running Android, according to analyst firm Gartner.<p>The phone …

Mobile

The sons and daughters of Google Glass

Even in the highly opinionated world of tech, there have been few products as polarizing as Google’s head mounted Google Glass computer. The device, a thin titanium band to which is mounted a computer, battery and display, is by far the sleekest and least unwieldy implementation of a technology …

Nokia announces the Lumia 925: a thinner, lighter aluminum body coming June for 469 euros

Nokia's second announcement for May is arguably a more notable progression from the Lumia 920 than the US-only Lumia 928. This is the Lumia 925. It's another flagship, but this one's setting its sights on the rest of the world. The first thing to note is the change in build materials and profile. …

Original iPhone will soon reach ‘obsolete’ status in Apple Retail Stores

According to internal Apple documentation, the original iPhone, which first debuted in 2007, will soon enter “obsolete” status, with a few exceptions. The official switch will happen on June 11, 2013, when the iPhone, along with several other Macs and Xserve models will officially be classified as …

Chat apps have overtaken SMS by message volume, but how big a disaster is that for carriers?

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / whiteafrican<p>There’s a reason why mobile carriers are scared of third-party messaging apps such as WhatsApp, …

Scientific opinions differ on bee pesticide ban

<b>When the first neonicotinoid insecticide was introduced in 1991, there was a general welcome from scientists because it provided an improved method of tackling some of the world's most destructive crop pests while being safer for humans and the general environment.</b><p>Neonicotinoid chemicals are …

Apple to release OS X 10.9 with new power-user features, more from iOS later this year

OS X 10.9, which is internally codenamed “Cabernet,” will focus on various “power-user” enhancements and take core features from iOS, according to our sources. Unlike operating system updates such as OS X Leopard and OS X Lion, OS X 10.9 will likely not be an overhauled approach to how the …

The Myth of America's Tech-Talent Shortage

And what it should mean for immigration reform.<p>So it turns out the United States is not, in fact, the educational wasteland tech industry lobbyists would have you think.<p>Companies like Microsoft often claim that America is suffering from an economically hobbling shortage of science, math, and …

One World Trade Center Is About to Become the Tallest Building in the West

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>All that remains after today is to place a steel beacon on top of the spire to raise the building to …

Big brains, no fur, sinuses … are these clues to our ancestors' lives as 'aquatic apes'?

It is one of the most unusual evolutionary ideas ever proposed: humans are amphibious apes who lost their fur, started to walk upright and developed …

Scientists' hope for HIV cure

Researchers are working on "novel strategies" to find a cure for HIV, with the first results expected “within months”.<p>Danish scientists are hoping for results that will show that “finding a mass-distributable and affordable cure to HIV is possible”.<p>They are conducting a clinical trial to test a …

Immunotherapy

22 Amazing Destinations You Can See With Google Street Views

That trip you'd been thinking about is so far down the horizon, you can barely make it out.<p>To top that off, your passport expired three months ago, you have a whopping credit card bill, and you need to pay a parking ticket. You are eternally trapped here, but through the power of The Internet you …

Hiking

serengeti - tanzania

Test could bring Virgin Galactic take-off closer

The rocket plane SpaceShipTwo, which it is hoped will carry intrepid travellers into space next year, is expected to break the sound barrier during the test, which will take off from Spaceport America, weather permitting.<p>Sir Richard said today’s flight would be an “historic” occasion.<p>“This is going …