First photo of shadow of single atom
In an international scientific breakthrough, a Griffith University research team has been able to photograph the shadow of a single atom for the first time.
Report slams new coal power station in India
An independent report into a huge coal power station being built in energy-starved India on Tuesday called for construction to be halted immediately due to environmental damage.
Conduct code for unmanned aircraft is unveiled
A trade group for drone aircraft manufacturers and operators has released the industry's first code of conduct in response to growing privacy concerns.
Activision brings online 'Call of Duty' to China
(AP) Activision is bringing its popular "Call of Duty" series to China as a free online game.
EU court OKs resale of software licenses
(AP) The European Union's highest court ruled Tuesday that software makers cannot keep people who download programs from selling their licenses for those programs to others as long as they disable their own ...
Sandia SolarTrak technology helps arrays worldwide follow the sun
When Alex Maish was a researcher at Sandia National Laboratories in the early 1980s, he had a pet project, a low-cost, high-precision way to continuously move solar panels into the best possible position to ...
Cleaning with sunlight
The sun breaks through the clouds and surfaces start cleaning themselves! It may sound like magic, but in fact its all thanks to the addition of titanium dioxide molecules. Activated by UV light, ...
Pakistan's national mammal makes a comeback
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today that the markhor a majestic wild goat species is making a remarkable comeback in Pakistan due to conservation efforts.
Keeping electric vehicle batteries cool
Heat can damage the batteries of electric vehicles even just driving fast on the freeway in summer temperatures can overheat the battery. An innovative new coolant conducts heat away from the battery ...
Feel-good glass for windows
Daylight acts on our body clock and stimulates the brain. German researchers have made use of this knowledge and worked with industry partners to develop a coating for panes of glass that lets through more light. Above all, ...
Earth is not enough: First fringes between effelsberg and RadioAstron using the DiFX correlator
(Phys.org) -- Researchers at the Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (MPIfR, Bonn, Germany) and the Astro Space Center (ASC, Moscow, Russia) have obtained the first detection of interferometric signals ...
Life-saver 'eCall' system for new cars urged by MEPs
The European parliament on Tuesday demanded all new cars be forced to be equipped by 2015 with an electronic emergency system known as eCall.
Sailing with nerves of glass
In the world of racing, tiny details can be the difference between victory and defeat. It is no wonder, then, that manufacturers of racing yachts are always on the lookout for new technologies to optimize ...
Anti-aging elixir for solar cells
Photovoltaic modules deliver power without risks to the environment and climate. But solar-power is expensive. Therefore, it is imperative that the modules last as long as possible, 25 years or more. Fraunhofer ...