Scientists rank thousands of substances according to potential exposure level
An overwhelming number of chemicals from household and industrial products are in the environment – and hundreds are in our bodies. But for most of them, scientists have yet to determine whether they cause ...
Swiss firm says it can make near invisible solar modules
A Swiss research and development company said Tuesday it had discovered a way to make white solar modules, which can blend with a building's "skin" to become virtually invisible.
Fully integrating solar power into building design
The SMARTFLEX project will help architects to fully integrate solar panelling into their building designs in a cost-effective and highly innovative manner.
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 ...
Odor molecules monitor pest that spreads devastating citrus disease
The Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) is an efficient vector of a bacterium that causes a lethal citrus disease, huanglongbing (HLB), one of the most destructive diseases of citrus worldwide.
New social network for teenagers experiences a growth spurt
The millionaire creator of a Facebook competitor for teenagers, Pascal Lorne needed, well, teenagers.
NIST offers electronics industry two ways to snoop on self-organizing molecules
A few short years ago, the idea of a practical manufacturing process based on getting molecules to organize themselves in useful nanoscale shapes seemed ... well, cool, sure, but also a little fantastic. ...
Researchers patent a nanofluid that improves heat conductivity
Researchers at the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) have developed and patented a nanofluid improving thermal conductivity at temperatures up to 400°C without assuming an increase in costs or a remodeling of the ...
How, when, and why industrial ecology is good for business
Industrial ecology, a rapidly growing field focused on sustainable production and consumption, has contributed numerous important tools to modern environmental management—life cycle assessment; "industrial symbiosis," or ...
18 million workers produced more than one-fifth of US gross domestic product in 2012
In 2012, knowledge intensive (KI) services industries—business, finance and information—produced $3.4 trillion in value-added output, more than one-fifth of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP), and employed 18 million ...
US Supreme Court weighs generic drug dispute
(AP)—The US Supreme Court seems divided as it considers a high-stakes patent dispute between rival pharmaceutical companies over the world's best-selling multiple sclerosis treatment.
Microsoft CEO gaffe fuels debate on women in tech
Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella's gaffe over women, pay raises and karma comes as the US tech industry is facing up to questions over diversity and gender equality.
Automata processing naturally inspired by neural networks
One topic trending recently in the high-tech semiconductor industry has been the discussion around compute systems that mimic the functionality of the brain. Sometimes referred to as neuromorphic computing, ...
How metallic alloys reorganize during microscale laser melting processes
High-power lasers that can selectively cut and join metallic products are becoming increasingly important in today's manufacturing industry. Now, Yingchun Guan from the A*STAR Singapore Institute of Manufacturing ...