Madagascar fights to prevent oil spill from stricken tanker
Madagascar has launched an emergency operation to prevent a stricken tanker from unleashing 10,000 cubic metres of crude oil into the postcard-perfect Emerald Sea off the country's north coast.
Japan PM Abe rides around Tokyo in self-driving vehicles
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took a ride in several self-driving vehicles on the public roads in the capital on Saturday, showcasing the technology ahead of Tokyo Motor Show.
Scientists develop a more effective molecular modeling process
It's difficult and time-consuming to produce accurate computer models of molecules, primarily because traditional modeling methods are limited in their ability to handle alternative molecular shapes and, consequently, are ...
First real-time detector for IV delivered drugs may help eliminate life-threatening medical errors
Today, computerized smart systems can deliver drugs intravenously in exact volumes to hospital patients. However, these systems cannot recognize which medications are in the tubing nor can they determine ...
Reducing computer viruses in health networks
The hospital IT networks and medical devices that doctors rely on to treat patients are susceptible to their own maladies—computer viruses and other malware.
New research method aims to unlock academia's biggest problem
Scientists at Keele University have found a solution to one of life's great mysteries: Why people often fail to see the answer to a problem when the solution is right in front of them. The researchers have created a new method, ...
New genetic test shows up fish mislabelling
Scientists have found a new way of testing for the genes of particular kinds of fish quickly, cheaply and accurately.
Built-in wireless sensor to diagnose 'stressed' machines remotely
A*STAR's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) and Singapore's Hoestar PD Technology Pte Ltd are working to deploy wireless piezoelectric sensors that will track vibrations and stresses that affect the 'health' ...
Escapes primarily caused by equipment failure
Equipment failure or operational error are behind three out of four farmed salmon escapes. Two out of three escapes are due to holes in sea cage nets.
Raunchy Vine videos prompt adult rating
The propensity for people to post porn evidently prompted Twitter on Wednesday to stamp an adult rating on an updated version of its Vine video-snippet sharing software.
Vine video porn posts exposed
Twitter's iPhone video-snippet sharing service Vine had concerns about porn exposed on Monday after adult content was bared briefly in an "Editor's Picks" section.
The life-saving real world results of intelligent vehicle systems
Smart automotive technologies that help drivers avoid collisions, navigate and improve fuel efficiency should make Europe's roads safer, ease congestion and reduce pollution. But just how beneficial are they? ...
Hawk-Eye firm hopes for 'phantom goal'
Hawk-Eye chiefs are hoping for a Frank Lampard-like "ghost goal" at the Club World Cup, its managing director said Saturday, as the goal-line technology prepares to make its competitive debut.
Ref has 'final word' on goal-line technology
Referees can reject the use of goal-line technology or even overrule it in the Club World Cup, which starts this week in Japan, a senior FIFA official said.