Bacterium counteracts 'coffee ring effect'
Ever notice how a dried coffee stain has a thicker outer rim, while the middle of the stain remains almost unsoiled? This 'coffee ring effect' also occurs in other materials. Researchers from the Departments ...
Social media enables interactive jukebox
A digital jukebox which uses social networking to select music has been developed by researchers at Lancaster University.
Bidding hot for chance at coffee with Apple chief (Update)
A coffee date with Apple chief Tim Cook was a hot opportunity on Wednesday as bidding hit $160,000 for the chance being auctioned to raise money for a human rights group.
Tech-savvy Vietnam coffee farmers brew global takeover
Most Vietnamese coffee farmers have never heard of a double tall skinny latte, but they could tell you the price of the beans that go into one in their sleep.
Bees get a buzz from caffeine
Scientists have today shown that caffeine improves a honeybee's memory and could help the plant recruit more bees to spread its pollen.
Starbucks gets frothy NY Times digital deal
The New York Times and Starbucks are teaming up to give coffee drinkers a way to leap over the newspaper's digital paywall—as long as beverages are savored in stores.
Guatemala to aid growers battling coffee fungus
Guatemala decreed an agricultural emergency Friday because of a coffee tree fungus that is ravaging crops and could cost the sector up to $400 million this year.
Central America battles to save coffee from fungus
Central America is scrambling to contain a coffee-eating fungus that has invaded a third of the impoverished region's crops, threatening to cost the vital industry hundreds of millions of dollars.
Dueling platforms at CES on wireless charging
Smartphone battery running low? You are not alone. With millions of mobile devices handling more tasks, batteries are draining faster, forcing the industry to look for solutions including wireless charging, ...
Used coffee grounds are a rich source of healthful antioxidants
To plant food, insect repellant and other homespun uses for spent coffee grounds, scientists are adding an application that could make the gunk left over from brewing coffee a valuable resource for production ...
Type of innovation dependent on choice of partner
(Phys.org)—When companies want to innovate, they may choose to collaborate with other companies. Thijs Habets of the University of Twente's IGS research institute looked into the collaboration between complementary ...
US scientists find lessons from Japan nuke crisis
(AP)—A group of American scientists met in Tokyo on Tuesday to study last year's Fukushima nuclear accident in hopes of finding lessons to improve the safety of U.S. atomic power reactors.
Facebook adds iTunes credits in gift service
Facebook said Monday it was adding Apple iTunes digital credits to its new gift service at the social network.
Arabica coffee could be extinct in the wild within 70 years, study suggests
A study conducted by scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (UK), in collaboration with scientists in Ethiopia, reports that climate change alone could lead to the extinction of wild Arabica coffee (Coffea ar ...