Crocodiles ride ocean currents to travel the high seas
University of Queensland ecologists have unlocked the mystery of how salt-water crocodiles cross large stretches of the sea despite being poor swimmers - they like to surf.
Massive data theft leads investigators to India hackers, New York businessman
A massive data theft from the e-commerce company Digital River has led investigators to hackers in India and a 20-year-old in New York who allegedly tried to sell the information to a Colorado marketing firm for half a million ...
Wind-powered car goes down wind faster than the wind
Gadgets: Ultra portable video camera trades fun for video/audio quality
The uCorder video camera from iRes Technology is not the greatest you can buy, but it might be the one you can have the most fun with.
Undersea oil plumes mean slow-motion death in Gulf: experts
US scientists have charted vast oil plumes from the gushing BP well beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, and warn that the impact of the "invisible" undersea oil may be felt for years.
Detecting tumors faster
(PhysOrg.com) -- To diagnose cancer reliably, doctors usually conduct a biopsy including tissue ana-lysis ? which is a time-consuming process. A microscopic image sensor, fitted in an endoscope, is being developed ...
Who are we sharing the planet with? Millions less species than previously thought
(PhysOrg.com) -- New calculations reveal that the number of species on Earth is likely to be in the order of several million rather than 10's of millions. The findings, from a University of Melbourne-led study, are based ...
Aussie diners eat up Apple's iPad -- as menu
An Australian restaurant has ditched printed menus and now hands diners the latest tech-craze, Apple's touchscreen iPad computer, from which to choose and order their meals.
RWE, Siemens unveil plans for giant Welsh wind farm
The German power company RWE and industrial group Siemens unveiled on Friday a joint venture to build a giant British offshore wind farm worth more than two billion euros (2.4 billion dollars).
EADS to unveil algae-powered aircraft
European aerospace giant EADS is poised to unveil a "hybrid" aircraft which runs on algae fuel, a world first, its technical director said on Friday.
EPA tightens sulfur dioxide limits
(AP) -- Good news for asthmatics, children, the elderly and those who have breathing disorders.
MS drugs scheme 'a costly failure' for the NHS
The multiple sclerosis risk sharing scheme is "a costly failure" and should not be continued, according to researchers in the British Medical Journal today.
Special care plan does not slow decline in patients with Alzheimer's
A special dementia care plan, involving regular assessments of patients with Alzheimer's disease in specialist memory clinics, does not slow functional decline compared with usual care, finds a study published in the British ...
McDonald's pulls cadmium-tainted 'Shrek' glasses
(AP) -- Cadmium has been discovered in the painted design on "Shrek"-themed drinking glasses being sold nationwide at McDonald's, forcing the burger giant to recall 12 million of the cheap U.S.-made collectibles ...