Vesta shows new type of weathering

The highly-patterned surface of the giant asteroid Vesta is caused by a long history of strikes from hundreds of other, smaller asteroids.

Spintronic LED is brighter and cheaper

A new 'spintronic' organic light-emitting diode promises to be brighter, lower-cost and more environmentally friendly than those currently used in lighting, television and computer displays and other electronic devices.

Astronomers observe biggest storm ever seen

Astronomers say they've observed extreme brightness changes on a nearby brown dwarf that could indicate a storm more dramatic than any ever before seen on a planet.

Laser for sale that can blind orbiting satellites

It's a bit of a push as claims go: most satelites orbit at a distance of about 200 miles, compared with the 85-mile range of the S3 Krypton Series. Nevertheless, it's a bit more powerful than your average laser pointer.

Hitachi touts "glasses-free" 3D display

Hitachi has reportedly unveiled details of a new 3D display for handheld electronic devices.