Researchers explore using wasp to halt the advance of an invasive plant
The bud-galling wasp may be just a few millimetres long, but some scientists believe this small insect could solve a big European problem. They want to use the wasp – Trichilogaster acaciaelongifoliae – to halt the advance ...
Scientist develops uncrackable code for nuclear weapons
Mark Hart, a scientist and engineer in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Defense Technologies Division, has been awarded the 2015 Surety Transformation Initiative (STI) Award from the National ...
Self-driving cars could be the answer to congested roads
If cars with drivers still suffer under gridlock conditions on roads, how will driverless cars fare any better? With greater computerisation and network awareness, driverless cars may be the answer to growing ...
Why the Rosetta mission is this generation's moon landing
The thing everyone seems to talk about with the moon landings is the idea of the whole world stopping to watch. It was a mission that overcame nationalism, it wasn't "America" putting a man on the moon, it ...
House fly sex may reveal one key to controlling them
The quest of University of Houston professor Richard Meisel to understand how and why males and females differ may one day lead to a more effective means of pest control - namely, the pesky house fly.
Biological control product against apple scab is just a matter of time
Apple scab caused by the fungus Venturia inaequalis is economically the most destructive disease in apple production worldwide. Apple scab control requires multiple applications of fungicides during spring ...
Tiny fish provides giant insight into how organisms adapt to changing environment
An Indiana University-Dartmouth College team has identified genes and regulatory patterns that allow some organisms to alter their body form in response to environmental change.
Pentagon moves to integrate technology with wearable equipment
The Department of Defense wants to give airmen and soldiers an advantage in combat by integrating technology with lightweight wearable equipment.
Space station dodges Chinese space junk
The International Space Station is out of harm's way after flying higher to avoid space junk.
All systems go for historic comet landing (WATCH LIVE)
The European Space Agency (ESA) ordered a probe to attempt Wednesday the first landing on a comet and investigate one of the great mysteries of the Solar System.
Researchers pinpoint traits that help 'urban' mosquito transmit malaria
An international team of researchers led by Virginia Tech scientists analyzed the genome of a mosquito species notorious for transmitting malaria in urban environments and discovered how the mosquito evolves ...
Galileo satellite set for new orbit
ESA's fifth Galileo navigation satellite, one of two left in the wrong orbit this summer, will make a series of manoeuvres this month as a prelude to its health being confirmed.
What commercial aircraft will look like in 2050
The aircraft industry is expecting a seven-fold increase in air traffic by 2050, and a four-fold increase in greenhouse gas emissions unless fundamental changes are made. But just how "fundamental" will those ...
Facebook launches Ebola charity donation button
Facebook is stepping up its efforts to fight Ebola by adding a button designed to make it easier for its users to donate to charities battling the disease.