Company converts coconut husk fibers into materials for cars and homes
When Elisa Teipel, and her collaborators began their research several years ago, their goal was to take an agricultural waste product of little value—in this case, fibers extracted from coconut husks—and ...
Airbnb woos business travelers
Airbnb on Monday set out to woo business travelers to its service that lets people turn unused rooms in homes into de facto hotel space.
Regulations only a first step in cutting emissions
Intensifying calls for action on climate change have led to a variety of proposed regulations to cut greenhouse gas emissions from specific sources of the economy, including, most recently, the environmental ...
Turning bio-waste into hydrogen
Whilst hydrogen cars look set to be the next big thing in an increasingly carbon footprint-aware society, sustainable methods to produce hydrogen are still in their early stages. The HYTIME project is working on a novel production ...
Prospects for the 2014 Perseids
It's that time of year again, when the most famous of all meteor showers puts on its best display.
Controlling water quality in the age of pollution and natural disasters
Two years ago, Hurricane Sandy damaged more than 100 drinking water supply facilities and sewage treatment plants, leaving the state of New York, with an unexpected €2 billion bill to repair them. On the other side of the ...
From 'Finding Nemo' to minerals—what riches lie in the deep sea?
As fishing and the harvesting of metals, gas and oil have expanded deeper and deeper into the ocean, scientists are drawing attention to the services provided by the deep sea, the world's largest environment. ...
London mulls pollution charge on diesel vehicles
London may introduce a charge on polluting diesel vehicles that enter the centre of the British capital, in a bid to meet EU rules, mayor Boris Johnson said on Tuesday.
Connected devices have huge security holes: study
The surge Web-connected devices—TVs, refrigerators, thermostats, door locks and more—has opened up huge opportunities for cyberattacks because of weak security, researchers said Thursday.
US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas
(AP)—Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home.
Understanding the source of extra-large capacities in promising Li-ion battery electrodes
Lithium (Li) ion batteries power almost all of the portable electronic devices that we use everyday, including smart phones, cameras, toys, and even electric cars. Researchers across the globe are working ...
Researchers discover cool-burning flames in space, could lead to better engines on earth (w/ Video)
A team of international researchers has discovered a new type of cool burning flames that could lead to cleaner, more efficient engines for cars. The discovery was made during a series of experiments on the ...
Researchers achieve 'holy grail' of battery design: A stable lithium anode
Engineers across the globe have been racing to design smaller, cheaper and more efficient rechargeable batteries to meet the power storage needs of everything from handheld gadgets to electric cars.
Richard III's makeshift grave opens to public
The grave of King Richard III, immortalised by Shakespeare as one of history's great villains, was opened up to the public on Saturday in central England.