Researchers from UCLA have developed a terahertz modulator that performs across a wide range of the terahertz band with very high efficiency and signal clarity, which could eventually lead to more advanced medical and security imaging systems. A UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science research team has developed a breakthrough broadband modulator […]
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- The average surface temperature of Lake Tahoe has risen faster over the last four years than any time on record _ 15 times faster than the long-term warming rate over the past half century, scientists say
- Research published this week says genetic tests have confirmed that a mysterious, unnamed species of beaked whale only rarely seen alive by Japanese fishermen roams the northern Pacific Ocean
- Federal researchers returning from a 30-day expedition to study whales and dolphins around the Hawaiian Islands said Thursday they are looking for clues to help sustain healthy populations of the marine mammals.
- Chinese Internet giant Baidu's second-quarter profits plunged 34 percent, it reported, as a scandal over its policies for displaying paid ads cut into customer growth.
- Online shoppers want their packages—now. And Amazon is spending heavily to make sure that happens.
- Microsoft says it is cutting 2,850 jobs, about 2.5 percent of its workforce, as it further scales back its troubled smartphone business.
- It's a toothy giant that can grow longer than a horse and heavier than a refrigerator, a fearsome-looking prehistoric fish that plied U.S. waters from the Gulf of Mexico to Illinois until it disappeared from many states a half-century ago.
- A new way of fixing inactive proteins has been discovered in an algae, which uses chloroplast extracts and light to release an interrupting sequence from a protein.
- Federal researchers returning from a 30-day expedition to study whales and dolphins around the Hawaiian islands are looking for clues to help sustain healthy populations of the marine mammals
- According to new research it could be difficult to improve the health of the English bulldog, one of the world's unhealthiest dog breeds, from within its existing gene pool. The findings will be published in the open access journal Canine Genetics and Epidemiology.
- Business is booming at Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc., even as it loses billions of dollars on kooky-sounding projects that may never produce any revenue.
- I've been interested in astronomy since I was a wee lad.
- On a recent weekday, Hollywood director Ivan Reitman was in the bowels of the Madame Tussauds wax museum here talking up an unlikely passion.
- It already feels like the dead of summer, but the girls over at Adobe's coding camp are making it snow.
- Alphabet posts 2Q profit, results top Wall Street forecasts
- SpaceX is likely spending about $300 million on its unmanned Red Dragon Mars mission, according to NASA estimates.
- Google parent Alphabet said Thursday its second quarter profit jumped 43 percent from last year to $4.9 billion, in results that lifted shares of the internet giant.
- More isn't necessarily better when it comes to men making decisions together, especially if you want a middle-of-the-road compromise. That's according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research which finds that compromise always occurs among two decision makers when a woman is involved (female-female pairs or mixed gender pairs), but hardly ever when the pair of decision makers are men. The findings could be pertinent to marketers, managers, and consumers alike.
- Amazon.com Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $857 million.
- Online giant Amazon said Thursday profit in the second quarter surged ninefold to $857 million, lifted by cloud services as the tech giant expanded its offerings.
Team helps African scientists to use remote sensing and climate data to predict poor harvests and prevent severeIn 1984, drought conditions in Ethiopia led to the country's worst famine in 100 years. The picture was even more dire last year, but food aid from the international community staved off a full-blown crisis.
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- Court documents show Facebook has agreed to allow users to request refunds of in-app purchases made by minors as part of a settlement of a class-action lawsuit.
- Kuba the tiger paces in his cage, pawing at the metal floor and growling. He's in a bad mood.
- Thermoelectric effects are a fundamental building block for the conception and development of new processes for information processing. They enable to re-use waste heat obtained in different processes for the operation of respective devices and thus contribute to the establishment of more energy-efficient, ecofriendly processes. A promising representative of this effect category is the so-called spin Seebeck effect, which became prominent within recent years. This effect allows to convert waste
- The preference of Heliconius butterflies for certain leaf shapes is innate, but can be reversed through learning. These results support a decades-old theory for explaining the evolution of the exceptional diversity of leaf shapes in passionflowers.
- As law enforcement agencies, community organizations, and public health officials work to develop effective crime-prevention strategies, new research from the University of Iowa finds that individuals who report being victims of crime to police are less likely to become future victims of crime than those who do not report their initial experiences.
- A new acoustic buoy recently deployed by scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and WCS's (Wildlife Conservation Society) New York Aquarium to listen for some of the world's biggest animals in the New York Bight has detected its first whale species, and it's a really big one.
- Like a whirlpool, a new light-based communication tool carries data in a swift, circular motion.
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