Overcoming barriers to successful use of autonomous unmanned aircraft
While civil aviation is on the threshold of potentially revolutionary changes with the emergence of increasingly autonomous unmanned aircraft, these new systems pose serious questions about how they will be safely and efficiently ...
New ball to showcase talent in World Cup
University of Adelaide physics experts believe the new soccer ball created for the 2014 FIFA World Cup starting next week is a "keepers' ball".
Analysts assess new EPA rules cutting power plant emissions
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its long-awaited draft regulations on carbon emissions from U.S. power plants, which would require a 30 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions ...
Scientists work on innovative climate ventilation systems
The inhabitants of Central Europe spend about 80 percent of their lifetime in buildings. With elaborate ventilation systems, researchers have provided a pleasant climate in homes and offices.
Ecosystem services: Looking forward to mid-century
As population grows, society needs more—more energy, more food, more paper, more housing, more of nearly everything. Meeting those needs can lead to changes in how land is used.
Tropical Storm Amanda gets bisected and animated by NASA's CloudSat
Tropical Storm Amanda continues to weaken in the eastern Pacific from dry air and wind shear. NASA's CloudSat satellite captured a view of the storm from the side revealing heavy precipitation when the storm ...
Apple, NTT Docomo reach deal on iPad sales
Apple has reached an agreement with Japanese telecom operator NTT Docomo for iPad sales in Japan, the companies said Wednesday.
Northeastern lakes recovering from acid rain effects more rapidly
Lakes in New England and the Adirondack Mountains are recovering from the effects of acid rain more rapidly now than they did in the 1980s and 1990s, according to a study led by a former University of Maine ...
Rules to cut carbon emissions also reduce air pollution harmful to people, environment
Setting strong standards for climate-changing carbon emissions from power plants would provide an added bonus – reductions in other air pollutants that can make people sick; damage forests, crops, and lakes; and harm fish ...
Review: Samsung sees tablets' future in business
While tablets are still largely thought of as consumer devices, their future may be as business machines.
After long wait, Malaysia releases jet data
Close to three months after the Malaysian jetliner disappeared, the government on Tuesday released reams of raw satellite data it used to determine that the flight ended in the southern Indian Ocean, a step ...
Researchers invent cost-effective filtration system to efficiently combat indoor air pollution
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Faculty of Engineering has developed a cost-effective solution for the control of indoor air pollution, especially from the haze. The new system is easy ...
Classified US satellite launched into space
The Air Force has launched a top-secret satellite.
EU project provides state-of-the-art atmosphere monitoring service
From air quality to solar radiation, information on our atmosphere is of crucial importance to us all. In order to make the right decisions for our current and future quality of life, European decision makers, ...