Disney researchers harvest energy from rubbing, tapping paper-like material
Electric current sufficient to light a string of LEDs, activate an e-paper display or even trigger action by a computer can be generated by tapping or rubbing simple, flexible generators made of paper, thin ...
House OKs more logging in national forests
In response to fires that have ravaged the West this year, the House on Friday approved a bill that would expand logging in national forests despite a White House veto threat.
New study informs blueberry flavor selection
The University of Florida's (UF) Blueberry Breeding Program has been developing successful blueberry cultivars for more than 60 years. The cultivars released from UF are credited with creating a Florida blueberry ...
Edible algae—coming to a rooftop near you?
On a hotel rooftop in Bangkok, dozens of barrels of green liquid bubble under the sun—the latest innovation in urban farming.
German grain harvest higher despite floods
Germany, Europe's second-biggest grain producer after France, reported a 3.0-percent increase in its harvest this year, despite the bad weather and flooding, data showed on Thursday.
Apples losing their crunch to global warming: study
Global warming is causing apples to lose some of their crunch but is also making them sweeter, a study said Thursday.
Russia sets tougher penalties for trafficking endangered animals
Russia's State Duma has approved legislative amendments that mean tougher punishments for poaching and trafficking of rare species will come into force. The draft law was submitted by President Putin in March ...
Social amoebae travel with a posse, have amazingly complicated social lives
In 2011, Nature announced that scientists had discovered a single-celled organism that is a primitive farmer. The organism, a social amoeba called Dictyostelium discoideum, picks up edible bacteria, carries them ...
India case study: Corporate social responsibility doesn't always work
(Phys.org) —The idea of corporate social responsibility to manage common-pool resources such as water, forests and pastures is flawed, says a University of Michigan researcher.
US says rogue wheat was 'isolated' incident
US agriculture officials said Friday the discovery of genetically engineered wheat in an Oregon field appears to be an isolated incident.
Pollination merely one production factor
(Phys.org) —No food for the human race without bees? It is not quite as straightforward as that. A case study by ecologists from ETH Zurich in a coffee-growing area in India reveals that pollinating insects ...
The Finnish hydrogen roadmap: Hydrogen to join electricity in ending traffic pollution
Global expectations for hydrogen are currently sky-high. Transport applications stand at the threshold of commercialisation, while ahead lies an investment boom in the hydrogen distribution network. The changeover to hydrogen ...
Hybrid energy harvester generates electricity from vibrations and sunlight
Nations boost efforts to curb illegal logging
Governments agreed Tuesday to step up efforts to protect threatened tree species from illegal loggers amid warnings that criminal gangs are plundering the world's forests.