Australian WiFi inventors win US legal battle
Australian government science body CSIRO said Sunday it had won a multi-million-dollar legal settlement in the United States to license its patented technology that underpins the WiFi platform worldwide.
Conflict with communities a big cost to business, researchers find
(Phys.org) —Researchers at The University of Queensland (UQ), the Harvard Kennedy School, and Clark University have uncovered that conflict with communities is costing mining companies billions of dollars.
'Land grabbing' could help feed at least 300 million people, study suggests
Crops grown on "land-grabbed" areas in developing countries could have the potential to feed an extra 100 million people worldwide, a new study has shown.
Fences cause 'ecological meltdown'
The use of fenced areas to protect threatened species in the wild should be a last resort, argue scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).
New study shows pre-human effect on biodiversity in northern Madagascar
A recent study, by an international research group led by Lounes Chickhi, group leader at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, and CNRS researcher in Toulouse, France, questions the prevailing account that ...
A legal trade in horn would improve rhino protection and help sustainable development
The extinction in the wild of the southern white rhino population could be prevented by letting local communities take responsibility of the animals and giving them permission to harvest horns in a controlled ...
Community-led marine reserve produces benefits for fisheries and conservation
The first and only fully protected marine reserve in Scotland is continuing to provide benefits for fisheries and conservation, according to new research by the University of York.
A sea change for marine conservation
Harnessing 'people power' to manage fisheries in the developing world has significantly benefited local communities and coral reefs, according to new research.
Characterizing baobab, the nutritious African 'Tree of Life'
A new publication, 'Descriptors for Baobab,' opens the way for accelerated and better-standardized research into this iconic tree. This highly nutritious African food tree is called the 'Tree of Life' because ...
Obama criticizes state laws that hurt broadband competition
Wading into a states' rights dispute over Internet access, President Barack Obama on Wednesday called for the repeal of laws that prevent local communities from creating their own broadband networks.
Lyft secures $530 mn to take on Uber
Lyft has upped the stakes in its ambitious drive to take on Uber, saying Thursday it raised $530 million in a funding round led by Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten to fuel expansion in the US and abroad.
Adverts on the road could be a distraction for drivers
People have to take in a lot of information when driving, including the locations of other road users, lane markings, signals, speed limits, directions and the dashboard display. It only takes a second to ...
Digital ventures boost ailing news media, study shows
Online news ventures have added nearly 5,000 US media jobs in the past few years, boosting an industry that is still reeling from technology changes, a study showed Wednesday.
Digging up the 'Spanish Vikings'
The fearsome reputation of the Vikings has made them the subject of countless exhibitions, books and films - however, surprisingly little is known about their more southerly exploits in Spain.