Ikea launches furniture with inbuilt wireless chargers
Lost that charger again for your cellphone or tablet? Hate sorting heaps of wires to charge various devices?
Old-economy sectors are now tech, too: US study
Forget about old economy and new economy. Everything is now part of the tech economy, a prominent US research panel said Monday.
Human activity may be supporting growth of harmful algae in lakes
Intensified land-use, sewage discharge, and climate change have likely favored disproportionate development of harmful algae in freshwaters. A new study found that blooms of one type of harmful algae, called cyanobacteria, ...
New assessment tool can predict successful teachers
A new video assessment tool that can inform teacher selection and hiring has implications for education reform.
Parasite provides clues to evolution of plant diseases
A new study into the generalist parasite Albugo candida (A. candida), cause of white rust of brassicas, has revealed key insights into the evolution of plant diseases to aid agriculture and global food security.
Judge puts AG's attempt to investigate Google on hold (Update)
The Mississippi attorney general's attempt to investigate Google is on hold for at least four more months.
Republicans trust science—except when it comes to health insurance and gay adoption
A new study finds that while Democrats are generally more "pro-science" than other political groups, Republicans are also inclined to defer to science across a range of policy issues. In fact, there are only ...
Family log of spring's arrival helps predict climate-driven change
Rare historic records of the changing seasons are helping scientists better understand how woodland trees and flowers are responding to climate change.
Clever application of magnetic force enhances laparoscopic surgery
Pietro Valdastri is convinced that the clever application of magnetic force can make minimally invasive surgery easier and more effective.
Important step towards quantum computing: Metals at atomic scale
German scientists from RWTH Aachen, Research Center Jülich, TU Dresden and of the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden report that the current flow on the surface of a topological ...
Twitter working with probe on online threats
Twitter said Monday it was working with law enforcement officials on unspecified threats, amid reports that the social network had been targeted for blocking accounts linked to the Islamic State.
Conservation organizations need to keep up with nature
Nature is on the move. As the impacts of climate change reveal themselves, species and ecosystems are moving in response. This poses a fundamental challenge to conservation organizations—how do you conserve ...
A novel nucleating agent that builds on the concept of molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) could allow crystallographers access to proteins and other biological macromolecules that are usually reluctant ...
Google to offer own cellular network plan
Google will soon be offering cellular network plans in a bid to bridge the gap between the realms of Internet services and mobile device software it dominates.
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