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.
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 ...
Support for 'fracking' continues to decline
(Phys.org) —A report by experts at The University of Nottingham shows that the public's perception of shale gas is continuing to wane, despite attempts by energy companies to offer 'benefits' to local communities ...
New forest conservation manifesto calls for more power to the people
More power needs to be put in the hands of local communities and decision makers if we are to avoid continued loss and degradation of the world's forests, scientists say.
19 baby Siamese crocs released in Laos
The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today the successful release of 19 critically endangered baby Siamese crocodiles into a local wetland in Lao PDR, where they will be repatriated into the wild.
Researchers patent enabling technology for spread-spectrum systems
If you've ever gotten the dreaded "network busy" message while trying to make a cell phone call, you've experienced the complication of sharing a single network with numerous other users.
Study finds Vision Iowa provided healthy return on investment
A new report by Iowa State University economics faculty and students found that the state's Vision Iowa program -- which was instituted in 2001 to enhance recreational, cultural, educational or entertainment ...
New study examines community role of Ireland's rural pubs
Researchers from the University of York are exploring the role village pubs play in local communities in Ireland and ways of halting their decline.
Truth about 'controversial' Bennachie colonists sought by archaeologists
(Phys.org) —They were a band of squatters who set up a community on the foot of the North-East's most famous peak in the 19th century and were the source of much local debate at the time, but surprisingly ...
Renewable energy needs more community power
An analysis of wind farm applications in England shows that rejection of wind energy projects is connected to areas with high political engagement and high life expectancy. The current trend shows that many technically suitable ...
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 ...
Satellite tagging cassowaries for more efficient management
(Phys.org) -- Wildlife researchers say they are making the cassowary conservation dollar go further by tracking the birds with satellite tags.
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.
Helping protect the world's wetland landscapes
Action to help preserve some of the world's most valuable ecosystems is behind a major international project, led by the University of Essex.