Electricity helping the blind navigate
Specialists at the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM) developed a device able to guide blind or visually impaired people in established routes through electrical stimulation of the organs associated ...
Is Hawaii prepared for the impacts of climate change?
The Hawaiian Islands represent a wide diversity of ecosystems and environments, including areas of breathtaking natural beauty as well as densely populated coastal cities. These unique environments are already ...
Berlin taxi drivers hail city's Uber ban
Berlin taxi drivers were celebrating Thursday after authorities banned the ridesharing service Uber from operating in the city because of safety concerns.
Israeli says he has found King David's citadel
An Israeli archaeologist says he has found the legendary citadel captured by King David in his conquest of Jerusalem, rekindling a longstanding debate about using the Bible as a field guide to identifying ...
Water in the Netherlands–past, present, and future
The storm in the Netherlands began on a Saturday afternoon in February 1953. Ria Geluk, who was 6 years old, told me that it peaked during the night when nationwide communications were on their nightly pause. ...
IBM partners with universities on Watson projects
Watson is going to college. Students at seven of the country's top computer science universities will get a chance to try out IBM's famous cognitive computing system as part of new classes set for next fall.
Imaginative ideas for a 'greenlight district' in Amsterdam
Seven students from Wageningen University were asked by Alterra to come up with original ideas to 'green up' Amsterdam city centre in order to improve the living climate and enhance sustainability. For eight ...
Aztec dog burial site found in Mexico City
Archaeologists on Friday announced the discovery of "an exceptional" old burial site under an apartment building in Mexico City containing the remains of 12 dogs, animals that had a major religious and symbolic ...
Scientist discovers ancient species of assassin fly
(Phys.org) —National Museum of Natural History scientist Torsten Dikow discovered and named a new species of assassin fly, Burmapogon bruckschi, after studying the first two specimens ever preserved in Bur ...
Going nuts? Turkey looks to pistachios to heat new eco-city
Pistachios are already a key ingredient in Turkish baklava, but the country may now have found a new way to exploit the nuts known as "green gold"—by using their shells to heat a new eco-city.
Berlin start-up pioneers fish-farm veggie garden
The ancient Aztecs and Chinese did it millenia ago, and now a Berlin start-up hopes it will feed 21st-century city dwellers using aquaponics, a combination of rearing fish and growing vegetables.
IBM's Watson gets its own business
One of the most famous "Jeopardy!" champs of all time is moving to Manhattan.
Mexico's 'water monster' may have disappeared (Update)
Mexico's salamander-like axolotl may have disappeared from its only known natural habitat in Mexico City's few remaining lakes.
Researchers test distributed computing as defense against cyberattacks on power grids
(Phys.org) —Imagine a cyberattack that does serious damage to the U.S. power grid. The results wouldn't be pretty.