Security contest techies say they hacked Tesla Model S
US opens door to East Coast offshore oil and gas drilling
The United States on Friday opened the way to offshore oil and gas exploration in the Atlantic Ocean, authorizing the controversial use of sonic cannons for seismic surveys.
Shrimp, 30,000 volts help UA start-up land $1.5 million for uranium extraction
The U.S. Department of Energy selected a University of Alabama start-up company for an approximate $1.5 million award to refine an alternative material to potentially extract uranium from the ocean.
Australia abolishes divisive carbon tax
Australia on Thursday axed a divisive carbon tax after years of vexed political debate, in a move criticised as regressive and out of step with the rest of the world.
After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell (Update)
Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker.
New material puts a twist in light
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have uncovered the secret to twisting light at will. It is the latest step in the development of photonics, the faster, more compact and less carbon-hungry ...
Geologist says Curiosity's images show Earth-like soils on Mars
Soil deep in a crater dating to some 3.7 billion years ago contains evidence that Mars was once much warmer and wetter, says University of Oregon geologist Gregory Retallack, based on images and data captured ...
Compressed diamond sheds light on mega-planets
Physicists in the United States on Wednesday reported they had compressed diamond to a density greater than that of lead, a technical feat that yields insights into the secrets of giant planets.
Chicago planning to lay superconducting cable to prevent power outages in the Loop
Fewer gas leaks found in cities with new pipes
A new study found that cities that regularly replace old natural gas lines don't leak as much methane as older cities who don't fix them.
Study shows oceans vital for possibility for alien life
Researchers at the University of East Anglia have made an important step in the race to discover whether other planets could develop and sustain life.
Material generates steam under solar illumination
A new material structure developed at MIT generates steam by soaking up the sun.
The mystery behind starling flocks explained
(Phys.org) —The mystery behind the movements of flocking starlings could be explained by the areas of light and dark created as they fly, new research suggests.
Axed Nokia X phones suffered from lack of identity
The Nokia X phones that Microsoft discontinued this week blend two rival operating systems, but leave out the best of each.