A modern water conundrum
A project that unites civil engineering and the social sciences is showing how developing countries can benefit from tailored solutions rather than an unthinking uptake of advanced technology.
Is buying pet insurance a good idea?
Many pet owners end up having to spend a large sum of money because of an unexpected health crisis. And euthanasia for financial reasons is all too common in veterinary practice. Pet insurance can make the ...
Study finds wider use of premium gas could save fuel, money
If the majority of light-duty vehicles in the United States ran on higher-octane gasoline, the automotive industry as a whole would reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 35 million tons per year, saving ...
Fossil fuels at what price? EU analysis looks at energy costs
Lufthansa outsources IT infrastructure ops to IBM
German airline Lufthansa said on Wednesday it will outsource its IT infrastructure services to US computer giant IBM to cut costs by 70 million euros ($89 million) annually.
Cost of cyber atacks jumps for US firms
Cybercrime costs are escalating for US companies and attacks are becoming more complicated to resolve, a study showed Wednesday.
Sprint cutting unspecified number of jobs
Sprint Corp., the nation's third-biggest cellphone carrier, is cutting an unspecified number of jobs this month to reduce costs as it tries to better compete with AT&T and Verizon, and hinted that more layoffs are possible.
First self-contained step dimming LED tube
Samsung Electronics today introduced the industry's first AC Direct step-dimming LED linear replacement for T8 and T12 fluorescent tubes at the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Convention ...
Study urges 15-year plan for low-carbon growth
The world can save both financial and environmental costs by shifting toward a low-carbon economy over the next 15 years, a high-level panel said Tuesday ahead of a UN summit.
Study assesses the environmental costs and benefits of fracking
A strange thing happened on the way to dealing with climate change: Advances in hydraulic fracturing put trillions of dollars' worth of previously unreachable oil and natural gas within humanity's grasp.
New knowledge of cannabis paves the way for drug development
Revolutionary nanotechnology method could help improve the development of new medicine and reduce costs. Researchers from the Nano-Science Center and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Copenhagen ...
Rising gas prices make renewables a sure bet
New analysis by UNSW suggests that renewable investment is likely to be cheaper and lower risk for Australia, since rising and uncertain gas prices make baseload gas-fired electricity high risk and high cost.
Global economic losses from cyclones linger for decades, study finds
Around the world, economic losses due to hurricanes continue for decades after disastrous storms strike, and the losses are not alleviated by spending on reconstruction and may climb with storms that are ...
Research reveals the comparative environmental costs of livestock-based foods
We are told that eating beef is bad for the environment, but do we know its real cost? Are the other animal or animal-derived foods better or worse? New research at the Weizmann Institute of Science, conducted ...