California delays decision on protecting gray wolf
A state board says it needs more time to hear from the public before deciding whether to list gray wolves as an endangered species in California.
Filter helps recover 80% of gold in mobile phone scrap
Mobile phone scrap can contain precious metals, such as gold and copper. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a biological filter made of mushroom mycelium mats enabling recovery of as much ...
Three pieces of evidence point to jet's takeover
There are three pieces of evidence that aviation safety experts say make it clear the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was taken over by someone who was knowledgeable about how the plane worked.
Malaysia Airlines mystery revives black-box debate
The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has rekindled a debate over the iconic "black box" flight recorder and whether it's time for aircraft to start live-streaming in-flight data in real time.
US aviation agency to appeal drone ruling
The US aviation agency said Friday it will appeal the dismissal of a $10,000 fine it imposed on a Swiss entrepreneur who flew a drone over a college campus to make a commercial.
Apple finance chief retiring (Update)
Apple on Tuesday announced that the chief finance officer who served during the company's meteoric rise over the past decade is retiring later this year.
Advance in energy storage could speed up development of next-gen electronics
Electronics are getting smaller all the time, but there's a limit to how tiny they can get with today's materials. Researchers now say, however, that they have developed a way to shrink capacitors—key components ...
Investment bankers lead businesses to better mergers, acquisitions
Corporations with board directors who have investment banking experience are more likely to acquire other businesses – and make better acquisitions when they do – according to a new study from the University ...
No chance for industrial pirates
In the future, production facilities will be able to communicate and interact with one another, and machinery will often be remote-serviced. But no company boss wants to run the risk of opening the door to ...
Goddard's storied tradition potentially expanded through 3-D manufacturing
For the past two years, the Internal Research and Development, or IRAD, program at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., has awarded funding to a small number of researchers who are investigating ...
How to get ants to solve a chess problem
Take a set of chess pieces and throw them all away except for one knight. Place the knight on any one of the 64 squares of a chess board.
Startup has a way to put brains in DIY robots
Obsolete gadgetry can pile up, contributing to pollution
Christmas gifts of yesteryear meet an inglorious end at Absolute Green Electronics Recycling in Lake Forest, Calif. Computers are dismantled, the parts sorted into cardboard bins. One holds nothing but hard drives, another ...
pH sensor 500 times thinner than human hair
Nano-scientists have innovated a new pH sensor 500 times thinner than a human hair, in a state-of-the-art cleanroom facility using ruthenium oxide nano-film.