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, ...
NASA spacecraft nears historic dwarf planet arrival
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned new images captured on approach to its historic orbit insertion at the dwarf planet Ceres. Dawn will be the first mission to successfully visit a dwarf planet when it enters ...
Archaeologists open the mysterious lead coffin found buried just feet from the former grave of King Richard III
A mysterious lead coffin found close to the site of Richard III's hastily dug grave at the Grey Friars friary has been opened and studied by experts from the University of Leicester.
New assessment tool can predict successful teachers
A new video assessment tool that can inform teacher selection and hiring has implications for education reform.
Pens filled with high-tech inks for do-it-yourself sensors
A new simple tool developed by nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego, is opening the door to an era when anyone will be able to build sensors, anywhere, including physicians in the clinic, ...
Democratizing synthetic biology: New method makes research cheaper, faster, and more accessible
Deep in the heart of synthetic biology are the proteins that make it tick. Protein engineering is the crucial pulse of the booming, relatively new scientific discipline. Scientists grow, harvest, and reprogram ...
Black phosphorus is new 'wonder material' for improving optical communication
Phosphorus, a highly reactive element commonly found in match heads, tracer bullets, and fertilizers, can be turned into a stable crystalline form known as black phosphorus. In a new study, researchers from ...
Researchers use lab-scale human colon and septic tank to study impact of copper nanoparticles on the environment
What do a human colon, septic tank, copper nanoparticles and zebrafish have in common? They were the key components used by researchers at the University of California, Riverside and UCLA to study the impact ...
Borrowing from whales to engineer a new fluid sensor
How can a humpback whale and a device that works on the same principle as the clicker that starts your gas grill help an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) fly longer and with more stability?
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 Mississippi AG's investigation of 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 ...