Actor Seth Green shows how NASA is with you in the air and on the road
NASA technology makes deep space travel happen, but it also improves long distance travel here on Earth.
Study measures nature's wealth for more sustainable planet
Imagine that you are considering selling stocks that you own in a company. You would probably consider how much the shares are worth today, how much they might be worth in the future and how much you might ...
Blast from the past gives wheat a boost
(Phys.org) —Half a century after conducting a plant experiment as part of his undergraduate Honours project, Adjunct Professor John Hamblin from The University of Western Australia's Institute of Agriculture ...
European taxis cause chaos in app protest (Update)
Taxi drivers brought parts of London, Paris and other European cities to a standstill on Wednesday as they protested against new private cab apps such as Uber which have shaken up the industry.
Another Titanic change is needed to save more lives at sea
How has our approach to saving lives at sea changed since the tragedy of the RMS Titanic in which 1,523 of the 2,228 people she was carrying died a century ago? ...
Cricket fertility found to improve with age
UWA scientists researching the seminal fluid of field crickets (teleogryllus oceanicus) are a step closer to knowing why the insect's competitive fertilisation success increases with age.
African wild dogs adapt use of space to co-exist with lions and hyenas
EU and Faroe Islands end 'herring war'
The European Union said Wednesday it had reached agreement with the Faroe Islands to settle a dispute over herring fishing and would drop punitive measures against the tiny island chain.
How will Inmarsat bring in-flight internet to Europe?
The UK-based satellite communications company Inmarsat last week announced plans to build a hybrid satellite/cellular (air-to-ground) network to offer in-flight internet connectivity over mainland Europe. ...
Record ADC for next-generation software defined radio
Nanoelectronics research centre imec will present at this week's VLSI circuits symposium 2014 (Honolulu, June 13) a low power pipelined SAR (successive-approximation register) ADC (analog to digital converter) in 28nm digital ...
Time to discard the metric that decides how science is rated
Scientists, like other professionals, need ways to evaluate themselves and their colleagues. These evaluations are necessary for better everyday management: hiring, promotions, awarding grants and so on. ...
Australia placed to be world water leader
Improved water productivity and increased export incomes are at the heart of a new National water management blueprint launched at the University of Melbourne today.
Is the FIFA World cup qualification a fair game?
In their new article, "Unfair play in World Cup qualification? An analysis of the 1998–2010 FIFA World Cup performances and the bias in the allocation of tournament berths", Christian Stone and Michel Rod ...
Is passing a Turing Test a true measure of artificial intelligence?
The Turing Test has been passed, the headlines report this week, after a computer program mimicked a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy called Eugene Goostman, fooling 33% of its interrogators into believing it was human after five minutes of q ...