World's biggest book fair studies classroom of future
The digital world is knocking at the classroom door, but it is not simply a matter of shifting from paper to screen, educational experts and interactive content producers warn.
Japan's TEPCO admits downplaying tsunami risk
The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on Friday admitted it had played down the risks of a tsunami to the facility for fear of the financial and regulatory costs.
AEG to facilitate booking adjacent seats
(AP)—AEG, the sports and entertainment giant that is up for sale, is making it easier to book concert and sports tickets for friends without having to pay for them all at once.
WikiLeaks fundraising stunt draws Anonymous ire
(AP)—A fundraising campaign by secret-busting website WikiLeaks drew the ire of many within the Anonymous movement Friday, sparking an online spat which suggests a rift between WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange and some of ...
Ecolab buying Champion Technologies in $2.2B deal
Ecolab, the cleaning, food safety and pest-control services company, is buying the specialty chemical company Champion Technologies in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $2.2 billion.
Researchers reveal hidden patterns in flow of manuscript submissions
Simulating phase transformations during the welding of ferritic steels
A new model developed by research scientists at ANSTO to predict the structural changes in stainless steel during welding could help improve safety and integrity in critical engineering components.
Erosion research at iconic St. Paul's shows benefit of declining pollution levels
One of London's most iconic buildings, St Paul's Cathedral, is safer from pollution eroding its limestone façade than it has been since it was built 300 years ago, according to scientists – but it might ...
ORBCOMM satellite launched by Falcon 9 has fallen to Earth
The satellite that was launched to orbit as a secondary payload by the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on October 7, 2012 has deorbited, falling back to Earth. The ORBCOMM OG2 satellite was a prototype communicatio ...
Ash plume from Shiveluch volcano
When NASA's Terra satellite passed over Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula at noon local time (00:00 Universal Time) on October 6, 2012, Shilveluch Volcano was quiet (top image). By the time NASA's Aqua satellite pa ...
Biofuels benefit billionaires, study finds
Biofuels will serve the interests of large industrial groups rather than helping to cut carbon emissions and ward off climate change, according to research to be published in the International Journal of Environment and He ...
UK students pursuing physics degrees minimally deterred by increasing fees, report reveals
Research assessing the impact of £9,000 per year tuition fees on future university physics students has found them largely undeterred by fear of debt and determined to pursue a subject they love.
Antarctic sea ice reaches new record high
(Phys.org)—Two weeks after a new record was set in the Arctic Ocean for the least amount of sea ice coverage in the satellite record, the ice surrounding Antarctica reached its annual winter maximum—an ...
Asteroid 2012 TC4 to buzz Earth on October 12
Asteroid 2012 TC4 will give Earth a relatively close shave on October 12, 2012, passing at just a quarter of the distance to the orbit of the Moon. Discovered by Pan-STARRS observatory in Hawaii just last ...