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.
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.
Leicester leads the way in most comprehensive ever hate-crime study
Britain's most comprehensive study of hate crime is being launched this month in Leicester by a specialist research team at the University of Leicester.
93 percent of mining, oil and gas, logging, agriculture developments involve inhabited land
In an analysis of almost 73,000 concessions in eight tropical forested countries, more than 93 percent of these developments were found to involve land inhabited by Indigenous Peoples and local communities. According to the ...
Elderly people living in rural areas facing social isolation, study shows
Services for older people in rural areas need to be 'rural-proofed' to help prevent more older people becoming isolated, a new report finds.
Optimus LTE 2: LG unveils new smartphone to revive business
South Korea's LG Electronics on Thursday unveiled a new version of its Optimus smartphone with greater memory and a more powerful battery, in an attempt to catch up with its rivals.
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 ...
Brighten up -- it's a new plastic optical fibre technology
(PhysOrg.com) -- It may look like little more than fishing line, but plastic optical fibre or POF promises to revolutionise high-speed last-mile communications networks. Its evolution is being aided by groundbreaking ...
'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.
NY Times launches local websites network
The New York Times has launched an experimental network of websites providing local community news and information for residents of neighborhoods in New York and New Jersey.
Seven sustainability lessons we can all learn from backpackers
With a reputation in Australia for public drunkenness and antisocial behaviour, backpackers might not seem likely role models for "greener" ways of living. Most backpackers are from upper- or middle-class ...
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 ...
Smartphones -- the grip of death
New research by academics in the University of Bristol's Centre for Communications Research has highlighted the problems of reduced sensitivity in wireless communications, along with developing new solutions to overcome the ...
Online local news does not replace traditional newsroom sources, study shows
For those who hoped that online local news sources could take over for shrinking newspaper organizations, the prognosis is grim. According to a new study authored by George Washington University Professor Matthew Hindman ...