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How installing hi-tech windows helped a DFW Airport bar sell twice as many drinks
PHYS.ORG At DFW International Airport, the coolest seats in the house can be found near Gate A28. 7 hours
Texas appeals court dismisses 'revenge porn' law
PHYS.ORG A Texas appeals court has ruled unconstitutional a state law that punishes those who post intimate images from previous or current relationships online without consent. 9 hours
Tiny microenvironments in the ocean hold clues to global nitrogen cycle
PHYS.ORG Nitrogen is essential to marine life and cycles throughout the ocean in a delicately balanced system. Living organisms—especially marine plants called phytoplankton—require nitrogen in processes such... 9 hours
How social networking sites may discriminate against women
PHYS.ORG Social media and the sharing economy have created new opportunities by leveraging online networks to build trust and remove marketplace barriers. But a growing body of research suggests that old gender and... 9 hours
The good, the bad and their fortuitous differences
PHYS.ORG Genetic differences between two very similar fungi, one that led to Quorn, the proprietary meat substitute, and another that ranks among the world's most damaging crop pathogens, have exposed the significant features... 9 hours
Meijer to launch self-scanning app to speed grocery checkout
PHYS.ORG Meijer plans to launch a self-scanning mobile application in Chicago-area stores by the end of the summer, a move likely to be followed by some larger retailers in the near... 11 hours
SLU students learn Italian playing Assassin's Creed
PHYS.ORG In a paper published in Profession, the Modern Language Association's journal about modern languages and literatures, a Saint Louis University professor discusses how he uses video games to teach Italian, allowing his students to... 11 hours
Forget tech's bad bros: Stanford, Berkeley boost female computing grads
PHYS.ORG More and more women are getting computer science and electrical engineering degrees from the Bay Area's two elite universities, a goal U.S. colleges have been pursuing for decades.... 11 hours
General Electric shares rise despite 1Q loss on hefty legal charge
PHYS.ORG Slumping industrial conglomerate General Electric won a reprieve on Wall Street Friday after reporting strong results in some divisions even as it suffered a quarterly loss... 11 hours
Air France CEO threatens to resign if strikes continue
PHYS.ORG The embattled CEO of Air France-KLM, Jean-Marc Janaillac, threatened Friday to resign if Air France staff continue to reject his wage proposals following nine days of strikes in the past... 11 hours
Nissan to cut hundreds of jobs at UK car plant: source
PHYS.ORG Japanese automaker Nissan will axe hundreds of staff at its car plant in northeastern England due to a sharp fall in diesel car sales, a source... 11 hours
UK teen who hacked CIA chief gets two-year prison term
PHYS.ORG A British teenager who accessed the email accounts of top US intelligence and security officials including the head of the CIA was sentenced to two years in prison... 11 hours
Studying Midwest soil erosion from space
PHYS.ORG Geologist and geochemist Isaac Larsen at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is used to tramping around in the dirt to conduct his soil research, but satellite photos of the Iowa farmhouse where he grew up have... 11 hours
Professor voices concerns over robots and AI taking over PR
PHYS.ORG Robots are on the rise in the field of communication and news gathering. Does this threaten not only jobs but the ethical basis of society? 11 hours
Audit clears Facebook despite Cambridge Analytica leaks
PHYS.ORG An audit of Facebook's privacy practices for the Federal Trade Commission found no problems even though the company knew at the time that a data-mining firm improperly obtained private data from millions of users—raising... 11 hours
European fish and canoes bump into barriers almost every kilometer
PHYS.ORG A new study, led by Swansea University, reveals that the density of barriers in European rivers is much higher than indicated by available databases - up to one... 11 hours
Wood formation model to fuel progress in bioenergy, paper, new applications
PHYS.ORG A new systems biology model that mimics the process of wood formation allows scientists to predict the effects of switching on and off 21 pathway genes... 11 hours
Study recommends strong role for national labs in 'second laser revolution'
PHYS.ORG A new study calls for the U.S. to step up its laser R&D efforts to better compete with major overseas efforts to build large, high-power laser... 11 hours
Sports tech firm Stats looks to bring A.I. to the broadcast booth and sideline
PHYS.ORG When a baseball announcer rattles off your favorite player's batting average with two outs and runners on first and third,... 11 hours
Mysterious red spots on Mercury get names – but what are they?
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, but far from being a dull cinder of a world, it has instead turned out to... 12 hours
Turning off the tap
PHYS.ORG In May 2018, South Africa's Cape Town may become the first city in the world to fully shut off its water. 12 hours
German police arrest Porsche manager over diesel scandal
PHYS.ORG German police have detained a Porsche manager in a probe into the diesel emissions cheating scandal that the luxury car brand's parent company Volkswagen has struggled to shed. 12 hours
Ericsson shares fly as Swedish telecom giant caps losses
PHYS.ORG Swedish telecoms firm Ericsson posted improved first quarter results Friday, as it presses a massive cost-saving drive that has prompted thousands of jobs cuts. 12 hours
Python leads researchers to a big snake sex party with six males and a 15-foot, 115-pound female
PHYS.ORG Wildlife experts call it a "breeding aggregation." It's a more respectable way of saying... 12 hours
Oops...Deutsche Bank makes 28bn euro transfer in error
PHYS.ORG Germany's biggest lender Deutsche Bank on Friday admitted to a massive erroneous transfer of 28 billion euros ($34 billion) in a routine operation, more than the entire bank is worth. 12 hours
Researchers deliver open-source simulator for cyber physical systems
PHYS.ORG Cyber physical systems (CPS) are attracting more attention than ever thanks to the rapid development of the Internet of Things (IoT) and its combination with artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and the... 12 hours
General Electric reports $1.2 bn loss in 1Q; reaffirms outlook
PHYS.ORG General Electric reported a $1.2 billion loss in the first quarter Friday following a large legal charge, but shares surged after operating profits topped analyst expectations. 12 hours
SunTrust warns 1.5 million clients of potential data theft
PHYS.ORG SunTrust Banks Inc. says accounts for 1.5 million clients could be compromised following a potential case of data theft. 12 hours
New theory shows how strain makes for better catalysts
PHYS.ORG Brown University researchers have developed a new theory to explain why stretching or compressing metal catalysts can make them perform better. The theory, described in the journal Nature Catalysis, could... 12 hours
Processing power beyond Moore's Law
PHYS.ORG In 1965, businessman and computer scientist Gordon Moore observed that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years, which means a doubling of computer processing power. The prediction was so accurate that... 12 hours
Smarter fiber data transmission doubles capacity to the home
PHYS.ORG Researchers of Eindhoven University of Technology and fiber broadband equipment supplier Genexis have developed data transmission techniques that can double or even triple the data transmission capacity of existing fiber... 12 hours
Sweden's new road powers electric vehicles – what's the environmental impact?
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Sweden has built the first smart road that will allow electric vehicles to charge as they drive. The eRoadArlanda pilot scheme, which covers two kilometres of... 13 hours
Crawling social media to understand outlaw motorcycle gang dynamics
PHYS.ORG Understanding and isolating the factors in the recruitment to organised crime and terrorist networks is the ambitious mission of the PROTON project. The first step in this three-year-long venture is,... 13 hours
Is dark matter made of primordial black holes?
PHYS.ORG Astronomers studying the motions of galaxies and the character of the cosmic microwave background radiation came to realize in the last century that most of the matter in the universe was not... 13 hours
Stars are born in loose groupings
PHYS.ORG Based on previously published data from the Gaia Mission, researchers at Heidelberg University have derived the conditions under which stars form. The Gaia satellite is measuring the three-dimensional positions and motions of stars in the Milky... 13 hours
Measuring devices for the world's most extreme environment
PHYS.ORG Norwegian research scientists are contributing to the development of the world's hottest geothermal well in a non-volcanic area. The goal is to exploit the inexhaustible supply of heat from the interior of... 13 hours
Climate change may scuttle Caribbean's post-hurricane plans for a renewable energy boom
PHYS.ORG Puerto Rico lost electricity again on April 18, seven months after Hurricane Maria first knocked out the island's power grid. For people in some... 13 hours
The dark side of cichlid fish—from cannibal to caregiver
PHYS.ORG Cannibalism, the eating of conspecifics, has a rational background in the animal kingdom. It may serve as a source of energy-rich nutrition or to increase reproductive success. Some species do... 13 hours
Structured light and nanomaterials open new ways to tailor light at the nanoscale
PHYS.ORG What happens when you excite novel assemblies of nanomaterials using structured light? Joint research between Tampere University of Technology (TUT) (Finland) and... 13 hours
Plastic packaging is often pollution for profit
PHYS.ORG You benefit from plastic from the moment you get up and use your toothbrush or kettle. Plastic is embedded in agriculture – and it keeps you alive if you end up in hospital. Even... 13 hours
Tiny particles high up in the sky give insight into climate change
PHYS.ORG Scientists have observed extremely high concentrations of aerosol particles at 8- to 14-km altitudes over the Amazon Basin. This finding could have significant implications... 13 hours
England behind other countries in maths performance of disadvantaged pupils
PHYS.ORG Maths performance of disadvantaged pupils in England ranks in the lower half of developed countries, new analysis by UCL Institute of Education and the Education Policy Institute (EPI)... 13 hours
Research models how deadly virus moves among Pacific salmon, trout
PHYS.ORG For the first time researchers studying a deadly virus modeled how it spreads to young trout and salmon in the waters of the Columbia River Basin, showing that... 13 hours
Scientists introduce magnetic data storage of the future
PHYS.ORG Single-molecule magnets (SMMs) have been attracting a lot of attention recently. This is because of the increased demand for faster, longer-lasting and lower-energy IT systems, and the need for higher data storage... 13 hours
The challenges of an alien spaceflight program—escaping super-Earths and red dwarf stars
PHYS.ORG Since the beginning of the Space Age, humans have relied on chemical rockets to get into space. While this method is certainly effective, it... 13 hours
Innovative imaging technology leads to automated pathological diagnosis
PHYS.ORG FUJIFILM Corporation has developed surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) imaging technology capable of analyzing large areas of unlabeled/unstained tissue metabolites with high precision using SERS that enhances the Raman scattering light when the... 13 hours
Image: Henderson Island
PHYS.ORG Henderson Island lies in the South Pacific, about halfway between New Zealand and Chile. As one of the best examples of a coral atoll, Henderson Island is a UN World Heritage site and one of the world's biggest marine reserves.... 13 hours
Archaeologist finds red and yellow paint on antonine wall
PHYS.ORG University of Glasgow archaeologist using cutting edge technology on remnants of the Antonine Wall has shown parts of it were painted in bright colours. 13 hours
Mind the gap – does age difference in relationships matter?
PHYS.ORG Romantic couples with a large age gap often raise eyebrows. Studies have found partners with more than a ten-year gap in age experience social disapproval. But when it... 13 hours
Research reveals pressures facing tour guides
PHYS.ORG The rapid growth of adventure tourism has created opportunities in New Zealand, but the well-being of tourist guides is often overlooked. 13 hours
Mysterious red spots on Mercury get names – but what are they?
Sweden's new road powers electric vehicles – what's the environmental impact?
Novel microscope allows real-time, 3-D visualization of cells
How does a city get to be 'smart'? This is how Tel Aviv did it
How does a city get to be 'smart'? This is how Tel Aviv did it
NASA engineers dream big with small spacecraft
Medical News Today: Have some humans evolved into real-life merfolk?
Breathtaking evolution amongst Indonesian tribe - bigger spleens for free-diving
GPM data used to evaluate Hawaii's flooding rainfall
Tiny fly blows bubbles to cool off: study
Study provides video evidence of parental infanticide in a grassland bird species
Indonesian divers have evolved bigger spleens to hunt underwater
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Bike-share companies are transforming US cities – and they're just getting started
Running facial recognition on buildings to unlock architectural secrets
Using tooth sensors to detect disease