Bonus pay for teachers not enough, warns expert
Bonus pay for high performing teachers will fail if implemented in isolation, leading educator Professor Stephen Dinham OAM from the University of Melbournes Graduate School of Education has warned.
Floods may impact Moreton Bay marine life
Dr Chris Roelfsema, from the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management at UQ, is concerned about the impact the 2011 floods may have on seagrass in Moreton Bay.
Self-cleaning cotton breaks down pesticides, bacteria
(PhysOrg.com) -- UC Davis scientists have developed a self-cleaning cotton fabric that can kill bacteria and break down toxic chemicals such as pesticide residues when exposed to light.
Mimicking cells with transistors
As the world has become less analog and more digital -- as tape decks and TV antennas have given way to MP3 players and streaming video -- electrical engineers habits of thought have changed, too. In ...
Tracking how pot dispensaries affect crime
As cities across California struggle with how to handle medical marijuana dispensaries and police agencies blame them for an increase in lawlessness, academics are delving into data to find out whether pot ...
Image: Asteroid caught marching across Tadpole Nebula
(PhysOrg.com) -- This infrared image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, showcases the Tadpole Nebula, a star-forming hub in the Auriga constellation about 12,000 light-years from Earth. ...
Hungary toxic levels 'lower than expected' after spill
A year after Hungary's worst chemicals spill released vast amounts of poisonous red mud, levels of toxic substances are lower than feared but still above average, Greenpeace said on Wednesday.
Swiss, Nissan research car that reads the driver's thoughts
In the future, thinking about turning left may no longer be just a thought. Japanese auto giant Nissan and a Swiss university are developing cars that scan the driver's thoughts and prepares the vehicle for ...
Toshiba announces chip to boost TransferJet
Taiwan saves electricity with new traffic lights
Authorities in Taiwan said Wednesday they had changed more than 690,000 traffic lights throught the island in a project that will save enough electricity to power more than 60,000 homes.
S. Korea's SK to launch seven 4G smartphones
South Korea's top mobile carrier SK Telecom said Wednesday it would this year offer seven smartphone models and one tablet device running on ultra high-speed network technology.
China to launch module for future space station
China is due to take its first step towards building a space station on Thursday when it launches an experimental module ahead of the country's National Day celebrations.
Sharks in Australia's Great Barrier Reef in decline
Sharks inhabiting Australia's Great Barrier Reef are in decline due to over fishing, researchers warned, after developing what they said was a new way to measure falling numbers.
IBM looks to take pain out of parking
US technology stalwart IBM and Internet startup Streetline on Wednesday will begin courting cities with a system designed to take the pain out of parking.