New 'electronic nose' nano-sensor being developed for food safety, health
The "electronic nose" sensor developed by a University of California, Riverside engineering professor, and being commercialized by Innovation Economy Crowd (ieCrowd), will be further refined to detect deadly ...
Scientists seek an answer to an existential question for an East Texas hibiscus
Since 1997, a shrubby perennial found only in East Texas has been on a waiting list to be officially declared by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. A ruling on the fate of the ...
FoxConn to pay Microsoft royalties for Android devices
Taiwan tech giant Hon Hai, parent company of FoxConn, will pay royalties to Microsoft to ward off a lawsuit over its production of devices using rival Google's Android and Chrome platforms.
Do intellectual property rights on existing technologies hinder subsequent innovation?
A recent study published in the Journal of Political Economy suggests that some types of intellectual property rights discourage subsequent scientific research.
Icahn signs confidentiality agreement with Dell (Update)
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who is fighting Dell Inc. founder Michael Dell's plan to take the struggling company private, has entered a confidentiality agreement that would give him access to the computer maker's financial ...
UN sustainable energy initiative could put world on a path to climate targets
The new study in Nature Climate Change shows that reaching the 3 energy-related objectives proposed by the United Nations in their Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative, launched in 2011, would reduce emissions of gre ...
Panasonic steps up 3D camera tech for virtual world tours
Judge clears BP's $7.8 bn settlement in US oil spill
British oil giant BP won approval Friday from a US federal judge of a $7.8 billion settlement with people and businesses who lost money and property due to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Nokia, RIM settle old disputes in new patent pact (Update)
Nokia Corp. and Canadian smartphone rival Research In Motion have agreed on a new patent licensing pact which will end all existing litigation between the two struggling companies, the Finnish firm said Friday.
Google sells off more Motorola assets
Google has agreed to sell manufacturing operations of its Motorola Mobility unit in China and turn over management of a Brazil plant to Singapore-based Flextronics, the companies said.
Report on climate change agreement released by C2ES
A new report by Professor Daniel Bodansky of the College of Law, which outlines major issues and options before the world's governments as they attempt to craft a comprehensive new climate change agreement, has been released ...
Ask.com adds mobile apps to its search results
(AP)—You're apt to discover more useful apps for your smartphone or tablet computer at Ask.com beginning Tuesday.
Clean energy 'more urgent', energy watchdog says
The need for a more sustainable global energy system is more urgent than ever, energy watchdog, the International Energy Agency warned on Monday as UN climate talks went into a second week.
BP banned from US government contracts
British oil giant BP was temporarily banned by the US Environmental Protection Agency from US government contracts Wednesday due to its behavior in the April 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.