Uber taxi app seeks capital at $12 bn value
Uber, the startup app that connects people with taxis and drivers, is seeking to raise fresh capital that would give it a $12 billion value, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
GWorkS-model simulates crop operations in greenhouses
Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture and Wageningen University, group Farm Technology developed a simulation model for labour in greenhouses.
Study brings greater clarity to sex roles
Glossy magazines and TV reality shows often portray males as the gender that strays and females as the gender that's picky.
Testis size matters for genome evolution
In many primates, females mate with multiple partners, causing an often-intense competition amongst males to pass along their DNA to be king of the genome as well as the jungle.
Canada, publishers reach ebooks competition settlement
Four major ebook publishers reached a settlement Friday with Canadian authorities to end practices which officials said choked off competition and kept prices high.
Big sperm don't always win the race
When females mate with more than one male, each one's sperm has to compete to get to her eggs. Until now, researchers had thought the fastest sperm would dominate.
Hungarian rover takes 'panoramic selfie' to complete Google Lunar XPRIZE mission simulation in Hawaii
Team Puli, the Hungarian team competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE, has completed a successful simulation of its lunar rover mission at the Pacific International Space Centre for Exploration Systems (PISCES) ...
Ex-Nokia engineers launch new smartphone (Update)
Engineers who used to work for Nokia are hoping to grab a share of the lucrative and highly competitive smartphone market with a new handset, which is based on the former world No. 1 cellphone maker's old ...
Unlocking 'stranded' oil and gas reserves
Engineers at The University of Western Australia are stepping up their efforts to improve the international competitiveness of the local energy and resources industry by undertaking research which could revolutionise the ...
European project sets out to boost the wind energy sector by further improving the reliability of wind turbines
The WINDTRUST project kicked off in September 2013 with the objective of improving the competitiveness of the wind energy sector by developing and testing innovative components to further improve turbine reliability.
Study of salmon sperm success shows need for speed
(Phys.org) —When salmon spawn, males competing to fertilise eggs will win or lose based primarily on their sperm swimming speed, according to a collaborative study by researchers from the University of ...
Angry Birds: The rise of the machines
An EPFL team has won an international artificial intelligence competition with software able to reproduce a human-like way of playing the famous video game.
China Mobile profit down on tougher competition
China Mobile Ltd., the world's biggest phone carrier by subscribers, said its latest quarterly profit tumbled 8.7 percent due to tougher competition.
Females fight back in sperm wars
(Phys.org) —Females exposed to a risk of sperm competition have been found to produce more defensive ova compared to the eggs of females reared under no risk of sperm competition, according to researchers ...