Malaria kills twice as many as thought: study (03/02/2012)

Malaria kills more than 1.2 million people worldwide a year, nearly twice as many as previously thought, according to new research published on Friday that questions years of assumptions about the mosquito-borne disease.

VIIRS Eastern Hemisphere Image - Behind the Scenes (02/02/2012)

VIIRS Eastern Hemisphere Image - Behind the Scenes
The Suomi NPP satellite is in a polar orbit around Earth at an altitude of 512 miles (about 824 kilometers), but the perspective of the new Eastern hemisphere 'Blue Marble' is from 7,918 miles (about 12,743 kilometers). NASA scientist Norman Kuring managed to 'step back' from Earth to get the big picture by combining data from six different orbits of the Suomi NPP satellite. Or putting it a different way, the satellite flew above this area of Earth six times over an eight hour time period. Norman took those six sets of data and combined them into one image

Pythons linked to Florida Everglades mammal decline (01/02/2012)

Pythons linked to Florida Everglades mammal decline

Quantum Physics Enables Perfectly Secure Cloud Computing (30/01/2012)

Researchers have succeeded in combining the power of quantum computing with the security of quantum cryptography and have shown that perfectly secure cloud computing can be achieved using the principles of quantum mechanics. They have performed an experimental demonstration of quantum computation in which the input, the data processing, and the output remain unknown to the quantum computer.

NASA's Kepler Announces 11 New Planetary Systems Hosting 26 Planets (28/01/2012)

NASA's Kepler mission has discovered 11 new planetary systems hosting 26 confirmed planets. These discoveries nearly double the number of verified Kepler planets and triple the number of stars known to have more than one planet that transits, or passes in front of, the star. Such systems will help astronomers better understand how planets form.

Russia’s wayward Mars probe ‘may fall Jan.14-16’ (13/01/2012)

Russia’s troubled Phobos-Grunt spacecraft will fall back to Earth between January 14 and 16, possibly some place in the Indian Ocean, Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said on Wednesday.

What Determines the Capacity of Short-Term Memory? (10/01/2012)

Short-term memory plays a crucial role in how our consciousness operates. Several years ago a hypothesis has been formulated, according to which capacity of short-term memory depends in a special way on two cycles of brain electric activity. Scientists from the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw have now demonstrated this experimentally for the first time.

CES 2012: 5 Trends To Watch (02/01/2012)

The Consumer Electronics Show kicks off in Las Vegas next Tuesday, and gadget makers are getting ready to show off their latest tech products for the coming year.

Soyuz 2.1a with six Globalstar satellites launched from Baikonur (28/12/2011)

The rocket carrier Soyuz 2.1a with Fregat booster and six American Globalstar-2 satellites has been launched from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, Federal Space Agency of the Russian Federation (Roscosmos) said.

A Brief History of Microsoft Vegas Keynotes (Now That They're Going Away) (22/12/2011)

A look back at Microsoft and CES and the hits, flops, and head-scratchers including: Tablet PC, Windows Smart Displays, the Smart Watch, and the amazingly short-lived Urge music service.