(PhysOrg.com) -- Livermore researchers have found that a crystal of cerium -- the chemical element that can be used for catalysts and fuel additives -- behaves in very unique ways when subjected to high pressures.
Asian budget carriers are increasingly using social networks like Facebook to boost their business and even channel customer criticism, without resort to print advertising, industry chiefs said Thursday.
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Otago geologists are part of an ambitious project currently drilling two boreholes into New Zealands Alpine Fault to learn more about how large faults evolve and how they ...
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the University of Bath have discovered a gene that defies conventional rules, with the copies inherited from mum and dad doing two very different jobs.
At the Aquarium of the Pacific, Michele Sousa is excited: the annual gray whale migration is in full swing, and it's a bumper year to view the lumbering leviathans off the California coast.
(AP) -- The mystery of what killed tens of thousands of fish that washed up along the Arkansas River late last year can't be solved, state wildlife officials announced Wednesday, but they do have a theory about what caused ...
(AP) -- Facing a Congress that is more hostile to environmental regulation, President Barack Obama is moderating his environmental goals: a clean energy standard that mixes nuclear, natural gas and "clean ...
Japanese and Chinese electronics firms NEC Corp. and Lenovo Group on Thursday announced they will form a personal computer joint venture in Japan, as they take on global giants such as Hewlett-Packard.
Japan's NEC said Thursday its net loss in the October-December quarter almost tripled from a year earlier, blaming a delay in the recovery of IT-related capital investment in the country.
(AP) -- Sony said Thursday the successor to its PlayStation Portable machine will go on sale late this year, offering the quality of a home console in an on-the-go machine boasting a screen double the size of smart phones.
Inventec Corp, a leading Taiwanese notebook maker, said Thursday it had beaten IT giant Foxconn in buying a local solar cell company after offering a higher price at the last minute.
Amazon on Wednesday released the first of a new line of short digital books pitched as quick, captivating works for its popular Kindle electronic readers.
(AP) -- Nintendo's nine-month profit tumbled 74 percent as weaker sales of the Wii console and a strong yen battered its bottom line.
A rare Sumatran tiger has given birth to three cubs at an Indonesian zoo in a welcome boost for the endangered species, an official said Thursday.