Environmental Sample Processors help prevent seafood poisoning
Washington state is one of the nation's most prolific areas for shellfish harvesting and aquaculture. Yet, as in many other areas, Washington's shellfish may cause seafood poisoning when certain types of ...
Airborne campaign preparing to probe pollution-climate link
(Phys.org) —The floor of a NASA hangar and an adjacent laboratory in Southern California's high desert have been in constant motion this month as scientists prepare their instruments for installation on ...
Companies drop BlackBerry as it tries to rebuild
For years, the BlackBerry was the smartphone of choice among professionals seeking ironclad security features and super-fast email.
Whale meat ship returns to Iceland
A shipment of 130 tonnes of fin whale meat has been sent back to Iceland, as jubilant animal rights activists on Sunday highlighted the "pointlessness" of the trade.
Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser gets wings and tail, starts ground testing
Sierra Nevada Corporation's winged Dream Chaser engineering test article is moving forward with a series of ground tests at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in California that will soon lead to dramatic ...
Smoke from Canada Observed in Europe
This summer, Canada is experiencing unusually extensive wildfires. This week alone, 341 new forest fires have consumed a total area of 616,000 hectares. The smoke clouds produced by the fires in Canada have ...
Jagged graphene edges can slice into cell membranes
(Phys.org) —A collaboration of biologists, engineers, and material scientists at Brown University has found that jagged edges of graphene can easily pierce cell membranes, allowing graphene to enter the ...
Safety advances boost plane crash survival odds
Passengers in plane crashes today, such as the one in San Francisco involving Asiana Airlines Flight 214, are more likely to survive than in past disasters.
Japan blasts Australia over whaling ban campaign
Japan accused Australia Tuesday of seeking to impose its policy of zero tolerance on whaling in the Antarctic, and told the highest UN court that its own whaling activities were legitimate.
Carbon 'candy floss' could help prevent energy blackouts
(Phys.org) —Ultra-light, high performance electrical wiring, made from carbon instead of copper, has been developed in a usable form for the first time.
Australia to world court: Ban Japanese whaling
Japan's annual whale hunt is a commercial slaughter of marine mammals dressed up as science, Australian lawyers argued Wednesday as they urged the United Nations' highest court to ban the hunt in the waters ...
Australia and Japan set for court over whaling
(AP)—The battle over Japan's controversial whaling program is moving from the high seas to the United Nations' highest court.
Australia in push to outlaw Japan whale hunt
Australia's Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus said Sunday he was hopeful the government would win its case against Japan's "scientific" whaling which begins this week in the International Court of Justice.
Biofueled Airbus makes air show entrance
An Airbus airliner flew from southern France to the Paris Air Show on Thursday with one fuel tank partially filled with farnesane, a biofuel made from sugar cane as the industry experiments with green technology.