Rice Institute calls for cuts in pesticide use
Rice farmers should cut the use of pesticides that kill the natural predators of the planthopper, one of the most destructive pests of the key crop, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has said.
CA startup sees entrepreneur-ship as visa solution
(AP) -- You've heard of tech companies starting in a Silicon Valley garage. What about on a ship?
Delhi's air as dirty as ever despite some reforms
(AP) -- A decade ago, plans for a metro and clean-fuel buses were hailed as New Delhi's answer to pollution. But air in the Indian capital is as dirty as ever - partly because breakneck development has brought ...
Russia slams Kyoto Protocol
Russia supports Canada's decision to pull out of the Kyoto Protocol, says its foreign ministry, reaffirming Friday that Moscow will not take on new commitments.
Vibration rocks for entangled diamonds
(PhysOrg.com) -- Diamonds are celebrated for their enduring beauty and hardness but they can also be a physicists best friend.
Chemists find new way to break amide bonds
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers in the University of Bristol's School of Chemistry have found a way to accelerate the breakdown of amide bonds.
Is that Mozart or a machine? Software can compose music in classical, pop or jazz styles
(PhysOrg.com) -- Steve Engels clicks on a file on his desktop and a classical piano piece flows out of his computers speakers. He lets it play for a minute or so, and then clicks on a different file. After a short wait, ...
Meteorite shockwaves trigger dust avalanches on Mars
(PhysOrg.com) -- Dust avalanches around impact craters on Mars appear to be the result of the shock wave preceding the actual impact, according to a study led by an undergraduate student at the UA.
Brainlink controller smartens dust-collecting robots: Let's Roomba
U of Toronto experiment named top breakthrough of 2011 by Physics World
Aephraim Steinberg and colleagues at the Centre for Quantum Information and Quantum Control at the University of Toronto had the top physics breakthrough of the year according to Physics World magazine.
Bacterial protein 'mops up' viruses found in contaminated water supplies
Access to clean water is a necessity often taken for granted. However UNICEF estimates that 900 million people across the world do not have access to safe drinking water. New research published in BioMed Central's open access ...
I wanna talk like you (oo)
The role of social structure in animal communication is hotly debated. Non-human primates seem to be born with a range of calls and sounds which is dependent upon their species. But overlying this there seems to be some flexibility ...
Beijing orders microbloggers to register real names
Beijing city authorities on Friday issued new rules requiring microbloggers to register their real names before posting online, as the Chinese government tightens its grip on the Internet.
Qantas trials inflight Internet access
Australian flag carrier Qantas said Friday customers will be able to access the Internet inflight on certain services from February using their personal electronic devices.