New sustainable 'bio-derived' jet fuel industry is achievable: report
Establishing an economically and environmentally beneficial, 'bio-derived' Australian and New Zealand aviation fuels industry is a viable proposition, according to a report compiled by CSIRO in collaboration ...
Swine flu killed more Britons last winter than in pandemic
More people in Britain died after contracting swine flu last winter, with most deaths among young and middle-aged adults, than during the pandemic a year earlier, official figures showed on Wednesday.
Endeavour astronauts wrap up third spacewalk
Two US astronauts wrapped up their third spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Wednesday after some doing maintenance work on the Russian side of the orbiting lab, NASA said.
Japan's Softbank announces solar power plan
Japanese telecom company Softbank is to work with local authorities in a drive towards renewable energy, its president said on Wednesday after announcing the construction of 10 large solar power plants.
New study shows 'informal taxation' in developing countries is far greater than suspected
Developing countries often lack the official government structure needed to collect taxes efficiently. This lack of systematic tax collection limits the ability of those countries to provide public services ...
Flight Artists film smallest insect in flight
The Flight Artists team from Wageningen University, the Netherlands, has been the first to make high-speed camera footage of parasitic wasps of about 1 mm wingspan.
New Endeavour for an MIT experiment
Space Shuttle Endeavours final mission, launched May 16, has successfully delivered MIT researchers Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) an instrument designed to use the unique environment ...
Ubisoft going online with 'Ghost Recon' videogame
Ubisoft is crafting a free-to-play online version of its popular "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon" shooter videogame.
Radical new Intel transistor based on UC Berkeley's FinFET
(PhysOrg.com) -- On May 4, 2011, Intel Corporation announced what it called the most radical shift in semiconductor technology in 50 years. A new three-dimensional transistor design will enable the product ...
9/11 produced permanent shift to Republican party among new young US voters, research says
(PhysOrg.com) -- Research led by the University of Warwicks Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy has found that not only did the events of 9/11 produce an immediate shift in favour of the Republican ...
Mars science laboratory mission status report
During processing of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., an incident occurred on Friday, May 20, involving the spacecraft's back shell.
Shifting suburban hierarchy
If theres strength in numbers, Chicagos outer-ring towns gained big-time muscle from 2000 to 2010, according to a new analysis of census data by Northern Illinois University Geography Professor ...
New toolkit sheds light on lesser known immigration remedies
Duane Morris LLP, Maggio + Kattar, and Penn State Laws Center for Immigrants Rights released on May 17 a toolkit for practitioners on two significant but lesser known immigration remedies -- pr ...
New study provides global analysis of seagrass extinction risk
A team of 21 researchers from 11 nations, including professor Robert "JJ" Orth of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, has completed the first-ever study of the risk of extinction for individual seagrass ...