Friday, February 27, 2015

How the 'memristor' could revolutionize electronics

A new type of electrical component called "memristor" could mean the end of electronics as we know it and the beginning of a new era called "ionics".

Even Vulcans shed a tear: Nimoy, 'Star Trek's' Spock, dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, whose portrayal of "Star Trek's" logic-driven, half-human science officer Spock made him an iconic figure to generations, died Friday. He was 83.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Black hole is 12 billion times bigger than the sun

Researchers in China have spotted a supermassive black hole, 12 billion times the size of the sun and around 900 million years old.

Product Showcase Award Winners Announced

The Product Showcase is a unique spot on the trade show floor where attendees can see and compare the latest roofing products in a non-selling environment.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Why DNA could be the future of data storage

Researchers at ETH Zurich, in Switzerland, believe that fossilized DNA may hold the key to preserving huge amounts of data for millenia.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Community Service Day: Roofing Industry Gives Back to New Orleans Homeowners

Ina Simmons, a 72-year-old retired schoolteacher, happily held court on her porch as volunteers from the roofing industry did repair work on her home.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Dawn mission makes final approach to dwarf planet

When NASA's Dawn craft arrives at its destination on the asteroid belt on March 6, it will become the first probe to orbit a dwarf planet.

Big Opportunities Await in the Big Easy! The 2015 International Roofing Expo Returns to New Orleans

With the Mardi Gras festivities long over, New Orleans is jazzing it up again to welcome thousands of roofing professionals to the Morial Convention Center for the 2015 International Roofing Expo (IRE), taking place Feb. 24-26.

Friday, February 20, 2015

GAF Announces Move to New Corporate Headquarters

GAF has announced the move of its corporate headquarters from Wayne, N.J., to 1 Campus Drive in Parsippany, N.J.

The planet you've probably never heard of

Way out beyond Mars, but before you get to Jupiter, is a planet. You read that right. There's a planet between Mars and Jupiter.

Can U.S. drone policy finally soar?

America should embrace the opportunities that drones provide, not sit on the sidelines as other countries reap the benefits, says Sen. Cory Booker.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

'Smart City' knows who needs power, and when

The city of Mannheim, Germany, uses a smart network to match electricity supply with demand.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Monster Job: Special Rollformer Used to Tackle Large Metal Roofing Project

How do you handle a monster job? You call in your own monster — “Archzilla” from McElroy Metal.

Paparazzi-proof clothing that's embedded with reflective glass

An American clothing company has designed reflective garments that make whoever wears them invisible in photographs.