Samsung launches high-end tablets in iPad challenge
Samsung began selling a new line of high-end tablet computers Friday that aim directly at the market-leading Apple iPad.
Startup focuses on reliable, efficient cooling for computer servers
In a dark, windy room on the top floor of Engineering Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, racks of computers are processing information for a college that relies, like all technical fields, ...
Air pollution killed seven million people in 2012, WHO says (Update)
Air pollution by sources from cooking fires to auto fumes has become the globe's worst environmental health problem, contributing to a shocking seven million deaths worldwide, the UN said Tuesday.
Xi urges China to build up joint space and air power
Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged further integration of air and space defence capabilities, in what experts described Tuesday as a response to the militarisation of space by rivals including the United States.
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 ...
US mayors to vote on climate change resolution
U.S. mayors gathered in Texas will decide whether to endorse a call for cities to use nature to fight the effects of climate change.
SpaceX gets Air Force certification toward launching military satellites
Rocket company SpaceX has reached a major milestone toward its goal to launch the U.S. government's most sophisticated national security satellites.
Still a lot to learn about India's deadly air pollution
What exactly is the relationship between exposure to air pollution and its effect on human health? How much cleaner would the air have to be to reduce the health burden of dirty air? Can cities be designed ...
Crucial radar outage scrubs Cape Canaveral launches for several weeks
The sudden and unexpected outage of a crucial tracking radar that is mandatory to insure public safety, has forced the scrub of a pair of launches planned for this week from Cape Canaveral, FL, that are vital ...
Geneva fair showcases all the inventions you need, and more
His eyes hidden by sunglasses, the soft-spoken African gestured at the model camel on his table, its hump hidden by a mysterious contraption topped with a windmill.
Carmakers promise Chinese drivers a breath of fresh air
Air that's cleaner inside your car than on the outside—in smog-weary China it's an attractive sales pitch, and the world's biggest automakers are racing to cash in.
SpaceX launches six commercial satellites on Falcon 9
SpaceX successfully launched six ORBCOMM advanced telecommunications satellites into orbit on Monday, July 14, to significantly upgrade the speed and capacity of their existing data relay network. The launch ...
Central Valley sees big drop in wintertime fog needed for fruit and nut crops
California's winter tule fog—hated by drivers, but needed by fruit and nut trees—has declined dramatically over the past three decades, raising a red flag for the state's multibillion dollar agricultural ...
Study of African dust transport to South America reveals air quality impacts
A new study that analyzed concentrations of African dust transported to South America shows large seasonal peaks in winter and spring. These research findings offer new insight on the overall human health ...