Scientists identify oldest wood specimens
University team spurs on land speed record attempt
An attempt to beat a UK land speed record this weekend is being fuelled by the expertise of electrical engineers at the University of Bristol.
A systematic way to find battery materials
Lithium-ion batteries have become a leading energy source for everything from smartphones and laptops to power tools and electric cars, and researchers around the world are actively seeking ways to nudge their performance ...
Site seeks feedback from people with disabilities who are interested in science
A new website started at Purdue University is available to people with disabilities and others who study or work in science fields so they can share experiences and suggestions on how to overcome obstacles ...
Study reveals nature's marketplaces can parallel those of humans
World financial markets may be reeling from new setbacks, but it turns out theres a secret economy right under our noses and its thriving. The movers and shakers, however, are plants and fungi.
Honda plans nuclear mission for robot
Japan's Honda is hoping to retool its humanoid robot ASIMO for a nuclear mission so it can join emergency work inside the crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant, a press report said Friday.
China finds another 22 fake Apple stores: report
Another 22 fake Apple stores have been discovered in a southwestern Chinese city, a media report said on Friday, just weeks after authorities shut down two such shops.
Disorder is key to nanotube mystery
Scientists often find strange and unexpected things when they look at materials at the nanoscale -- the level of single atoms and molecules. This holds true even for the most common materials, such as water.
HP cuts tablet price in bid to challenge iPad
US technology giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) on Thursday cut the price of its freshly-launched TouchPad tablet computers in a bid to gain traction in a market dominated by Apple's iPad.
Sri Lanka begins 1st countrywide elephant census
(AP) -- Thousands of wildlife officials and volunteers have taken up positions on treetop huts near reservoirs and watering holes for Sri Lanka's first national count of its dwindling wild elephant population.
Engineered bacteria mop up mercury spills
Thousands of tonnes of toxic mercury are released into the environment every year. Much of this collects in sediment where it is converted into toxic methyl mercury, and enters the food chain ending up in the fish we eat. ...