New study finds consumption measures poverty better than income
(Phys.org) -- The U.S. Census Bureau should reconsider income-based poverty measures in favor of a consumption-based method, according to a new study that strives to more accurately identify the neediest Americans.
Stanford biologists call for humanity to 'scale itself back'
(Phys.org) -- "In biophysical terms, humanity has never been moving faster nor further from sustainability than it is now."
Savvy students' solution can cut costs of power bills
Consumers could save on power bills thanks to an energy saving solution devised by two savvy students at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
Checking the heart of the unborn baby usually involves a stethoscope. However, an inexpensive and accurate Bluetooth fetal heart rate monitoring system has now been developed by researchers in India for long-term home care. ...
Population adds to planet's pressure cooker, but few options
The world's surging population is a big driver of environmental woes but the issue is complex and solutions are few, experts at a major conference here say.
Three-strikes law fails to reduce crime
California's three-strikes law has not reduced violent crime, but has contributed significantly to the state's financial woes by substantially increasing the prison population, according to a University of ...
Elpida starts sample shipments of next-generation mobile RAM products
Elpida Memory, the world's third largest Dynamic Random Access Memory manufacturer, today announced that it has begun sample shipments of 4-gigabit Wide IO Mobile RAMTM and 4-gigabit DDR3 Mobile RAM (LPDDR3).
Elpida develops 1600 Mbps 4-gigabit DDR3 mobile RAM (LPDDR3)
Elpida Memory, Dynamic Random Access Memory ("DRAM") manufacturer, today announced that it has developed an advanced 30nm process 4-gigabit DDR3 Mobile RAMTM (LPDDR3). The new chip can achieve a high-speed data transfer rate ...
Development of CMOS LSI technology for 100Gbit ethernet optical transceivers
Hitachi today announced the successful prototyping of a low-power CMOS gearbox LSI conforming with international standards, which was developed for optical transceivers as part of the effort to reduce power ...
Booze a major cause of cancer in Europe: study
About one in 10 cancers in men and one in 33 in women in western European countries are caused by current and past alcohol consumption, according to a study released Friday.
Obama says cleaner energy will help job creation
US President Barack Obama said Saturday that a transition to cleaner energy will help create more American jobs as he promoted his new initiative designed to reduce US energy imports by a third.
National Semiconductor demonstrates 28 gbps data center technology
National Semiconductor Corp. today announced it has achieved a breakthrough in high-speed signal conditioning by becoming the first company to successfully demonstrate 28 Gbps discrete quad-channel retimer technology with ...
Most US kids see fewer food ads on television: study
Most US kids saw fewer TV food ads between 2003 and 2007, but black kids were bombarded with more calorie-rich advertising than whites, a study showed Monday.
Sweeping Changes Recommended for American Diet
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the face of soaring obesity rates in the United States, a national dietary advisory committee that includes a Yale University professor is recommending sweeping changes to the American ...