Ocean salinity shows water cycle is accelerating

Dry places are getting drier and wet ones wetter, say scientists, as the global rainfall and evaporation cycle accelerates.

Black holes spinning faster and faster

Many giant black holes in the centre of galaxies are spinning faster than at any time in the history of the universe, and may have been set in motion comparatively recently, new research shows.

GPU acceleration boosts Chrome browser speeds by 60x

Google has managed to boost Chrome browser speeds by a blazing 60x using GPU-based acceleration.

Electric vehicle offers powerful acceleration

The Tecnalia Technological Corporation has built a totally electric car that can reach 140 kilometers per hour in 10 seconds.

Porsche launches Spyder hybrid concept car

Porsche has introduced a low-emission hybrid "concept" sports car that is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just under 3.2 seconds.