Green power blooms as Japan unveils 'hydrangea solar cell'
A solar cell that resembles a flower is offering a new take on green energy in Japan, where one scientist is searching for renewables that look good.
Government wants to make cars talk to each other (Update)
The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time ...
A spectacular landscape of star formation
This image, captured by the Wide Field Imager at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile, shows two dramatic star formation regions in the Milky Way. The first, on the left, is dominated by the star cluster NGC ...
'Getting-by girls' straddle gap between academic winners and losers
Everyone notices the academic superstars and failures, but what about the tens of millions of American teens straddling these two extremes? A new study from the University of California, Berkeley, has spotlighted a high school ...
100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds
Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an increased demand for ivory in China ...
'Safer' pesticide could create toxic mercury, study says
A compound in pesticides that replaced another banned for its harmful effects, may threaten humans and wildlife by reacting with mercury in natural water to form a toxic chemical, researchers said Tuesday.
Scientists unveil new technology to better understand small clusters of atoms
Physicists at the University of York, working with researchers at the University of Birmingham and Genoa, have developed new technology to study atomic vibration in small particles, revealing a more accurate ...
Marriage means faster wage growth for men, but not for women
(Phys.org) —Saying "I do" at a young age isn't always the best career option for women.
Researchers demonstrate ultra low-field nuclear magnetic resonance using Earth's magnetic field
Earth's magnetic field, a familiar directional indicator over long distances, is routinely probed in applications ranging from geology to archaeology. Now it has provided the basis for a technique which might, ...
Recycling old batteries into solar cells
This could be a classic win-win solution: A system proposed by researchers at MIT recycles materials from discarded car batteries—a potential source of lead pollution—into new, long-lasting solar panels ...
Japan volcanic isle may collapse, create tsunami, study says
An erupting volcanic island that is expanding off Japan could trigger a tsunami if its freshly-formed lava slopes collapse into the sea, scientists said Tuesday.
Less shake from artificial quakes, study says
Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new U.S. study found.
New study reveals vulnerability in photo-ID security checks
Passport issuing officers are no better at identifying if someone is holding a fake passport photo than the average person, new research has revealed.