Subscribe to ECN Magazine News
View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

ECN Daily

Handheld devices and automation software could speed logistics on the battlefield

October 29, 2014 10:56 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Marines in Hawaii recently demonstrated that handheld devices and automation software could speed delivery of critical supplies to the front lines and even help planners determine when and where items will be needed ahead of time. Sponsored by ...

Making the Internet easier for a more responsive user experience

October 29, 2014 10:03 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A research team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a four-year, $2.4 million National Science Foundation grant to study the increasingly complex ways in which content is delivered to users on the Internet and to invent new architectural ...

Can the wave function of an electron be divided and trapped?

October 29, 2014 9:57 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

New research by physicists from Brown University puts the profound strangeness of quantum mechanics in a nutshell — or, more accurately, in a helium bubble. Experiments led by Humphrey Maris, professor of physics at Brown, suggest that ...


Creating the coldest cubic meter in the universe

October 29, 2014 9:48 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

In an underground laboratory in Italy, an international team of scientists has created the coldest cubic meter in the universe. The cooled chamber—roughly the size of a vending machine—was chilled to 6 milliKelvin or -273.144 degrees Celsius....

Cause sought for space-supply rocket explosion

October 29, 2014 9:42 am | by BROCK VERGAKIS and MARCIA DUNN, Associated Press | Comments

The owners of a commercial supply ship that exploded moments after liftoff promised to find the cause of the failed delivery mission to the International Space Station and warned residents to not touch any debris they might stumble across from the craft....

Photos of the Day: Supersonic skydiving suit breaks sound barrier

October 29, 2014 8:37 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Google executive Alan Eustace, in the spacesuit, is shown with crew members Blikkies Blignaut, left, and Alex Garbino in preparation his leap from the edge of space that broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert....


Thousands in Hungary march against Internet tax

October 28, 2014 7:19 pm | by Pablo Gorondi - Associated Press | Comments

Tens of thousands of protesters marched Tuesday against a plan by the Hungarian government to tax Internet use from 2015. The rally, the second in three days objecting to the scheme, was also a sign of growing discontent among mostly younger citizens....

Google working on pill that searches for illnesses

October 28, 2014 4:19 pm | by Brandon Bailey - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Google's latest "moonshot" project involves detecting cancer by swallowing a pill. The pill is packed with tiny magnetic particles, which can travel through a patient's bloodstream, search for malignant cells and report their findings to a sensor device that you wear....


Using lithium to enhance the performance of fusion plasmas

October 28, 2014 4:15 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

For magnetic fusion energy to fuel future power plants, scientists must find ways to control the interactions that take place between the volatile edge of the plasma and the walls that surround it in fusion facilities. Such interactions can profoundly affect conditions....

Updated resource explores trends on STEM education, workforce

October 28, 2014 3:58 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

It just became a lot easier for educators, students, parents, policymakers and business leaders to learn more about national trends in education and jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The National Science Board (NSB) today released....

Laser experiments mimic cosmic explosions and planetary cores

October 28, 2014 3:48 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers are finding ways to understand some of the mysteries of space without leaving earth. Using high-intensity lasers at the University of Rochester's OMEGA EP Facility focused on targets smaller than a pencil's eraser, they conducted experiments....

Forum highlights technology tested on Space Station for deep space exploration

October 28, 2014 2:58 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Investigations on the International Space Station are not only helping astronauts live and work in space, but also are perfecting valuable tools and technologies that may help us at home and as humans travel to new destinations in our solar system....

Identifying 'stance taking' cues to enable sophisticated voice recognition

October 28, 2014 2:53 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

In the future, computers may be capable of talking to us during meetings just like a remote teleconference participant. But to help move this science-fiction-sounding goal a step closer to reality, it's first necessary to teach computers to recognize ...


Space weather that disrupts cell phones and creates Earthly havoc

October 28, 2014 1:55 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Each second, the sun hurls millions of tons of hot, charged plasma gas into space. This volatile "solar wind" buffets the magnetosphere, the magnetic field that surrounds the Earth, and can whip up geomagnetic storms that disrupt cell phone service....

Electric-car drivers trading gas for solar power

October 28, 2014 1:50 pm | by DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writer | Comments

Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight. Solar panels installed on the roof of a home or garage can easily generate enough electricity to power an electric or plug-in gas-electric hybrid vehicle....


You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.