Observed population of endangered osprey increases sevenfold
In the last five years, the number of observed osprey – fish-eating birds of prey – in the Cayuga Lake basin have increased sevenfold, including a new nest this year near Game Farm Road on university ...
New technique controls fluids at the nanoscale
(Phys.org) —Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology have revealed a revolutionary method of pumping fluid at the nanoscale level that has potential use for desalinating water and lab-on-a-chip ...
French scientists revive assault on pesticide, GM corn (Update)
Scientists who wrote a contested study linking pesticide-treated, genetically-modified corn with tumours and liver and kidney disease in lab rats returned to the attack on Tuesday, republishing their work ...
Google's Nest to buy Dropcam for $555 mn
Google's Nest Labs said Friday it was buying video monitoring startup Dropcam for a reported $555 million in cash.
Facebook slings new photo/video messaging app
Facebook released Tuesday a new instant messaging app that enables users to send photos or video to selected friends who can only see them if they send an image back.
Sales of Nest smoke detector resume at lower price (Update)
Google's Nest Labs is resuming sales and lowering the price of a high-tech smoke detector that was pulled from the market after malfunctioning.
Team developing mobile DNA test for HIV
(Phys.org) —Rice University bioengineers are developing a simple, highly accurate test to detect signs of HIV and its progress in patients in resource-poor settings.
Affordable precision 3-D printing for pros
Against the backdrop of today's burgeoning 3-D printing landscape—with an ever-increasing number of machines popping up—MIT Media Lab spinout Formlabs has carved out a precise niche.
Cousteau grandson eyes undersea record, bliss in Florida
A grandson of French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau will be following in his forebear's lgendary wake, heading Sunday to the deep for a record 31 days.
Nest recalling 440K smoke alarms for safety risk
Government regulators on Wednesday said that they have approved Nest Labs' plans to fix a feature in its smoke alarms that could prevent them from sounding immediately.
Nordic Food Lab to serve insect snacks at first global conference on edible insects
The famous Nordic Food Lab from Denmark will be serving a number of unusual insect snacks during the first global conference on edible insects, organised by Wageningen University and the Food and Agriculture ...
Multifunctional nanoparticles for cheaper, cleaner biofuel
The U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory has created a faster, cleaner biofuel refining technology that not only combines processes, it uses widely available materials to reduce costs.
New lab-on-a-chip device overcomes miniaturization problems
UNSW Australia chemists have invented a new type of tiny lab-on-a-chip device that could have a diverse range of applications, including to detect toxic gases, fabricate integrated circuits and screen biological ...
Image: Thirty percent efficient multi-junction solar cell
Turning light into power, solar arrays are a must-have for the vast majority of satellites.