S. Korea formally dumps 'scientific' whaling plan
South Korea confirmed Wednesday that it had formally dropped its fiercely criticised plan to resume "scientific" whaling and adopted non-lethal means to study the mammals in its waters.
Space: Europe's 'Vomit Comet' sets commercial flights
How much would you pay to emulate astronauts as they float weightlessly in space?
Rough guide to Super-TIGER watching: How to participate vicariously in a cosmic-ray experiment
(Phys.org)—It's November 30 and a scattering of people in St. Louis, Missouri, Pasadena, California, and Greenbelt, Maryland, are getting antsy, clicking repeatedly on http://www.csbf.nasa.gov/antarctica/ice.htm ...
Goodbye, fluorescent light bulbs: New lighting technology won't flicker, shatter or burn out
Say goodbye to that annoying buzz created by overhead fluorescent light bulbs in your office. Scientists at Wake Forest University have developed a flicker-free, shatterproof alternative for large-scale lighting.
New radio telescope could save world billions
A small pocket of Western Australia's remote outback is set to become the eye on the sky and could potentially save the world billions of dollars. The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope, unveiled today, Friday ...
Put a lab on a chip
Need some blood work done? There might soon be an app for that.
Fish ear bones and their distinctive growth rings offer clues to the likely impacts of climate change in aquatic world
(Phys.org)—The earbones, or 'otoliths', help fish to detect movement and to orient themselves in the water. Otoliths set down annual growth rings that can be measured and counted to estimate the age and ...
NASA seeks concepts for innovative uses of large space telescopes
NASA is exploring options for innovative and imaginative uses of two large space telescopes recently transferred to the agency. In a request for information (RFI) published Monday, NASA seeks information about system concepts ...
Underwater robots smart enough to explore treacherous deep-ocean terrain
(Phys.org)—Engineers at Stanford's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute have developed autonomous underwater vehicles that can photograph regions of ...
Japan support for whaling outweighs opposition, poll finds
More Japanese people support the country's controversial whale hunt than oppose it, a survey carried out on behalf of animal rights activists showed Tuesday.
Culture thriving in age of austerity
(Phys.org)—In a recently published paper, Andy Pratt, Professor of Culture, Media and Economy at King's, argues that the relationship between culture and the economy has changed, challenging the popular ...
N. Zealand joins Australia bid to halt Japan whaling
New Zealand said Friday it would join an Australian attempt to stop Japanese whaling through the courts after failing to persuade Tokyo to halt its annual cull through diplomatic channels.
S. Korea rocket launch set for Nov 29
South Korea plans to go ahead with a delayed rocket launch on Thursday next week in its third bid in four years to put a satellite into orbit, officials said.
France, Germany compromise on Ariane launcher: minister
France and Germany have overcome differences on building a successor to the Ariane 5 rocket, French Science Minister Genevieve Fioraso said at a European space meeting here Wednesday.