Improving flood predictions in developing nations
(Phys.org)—When deadly floodwaters devastated Pakistan in early September, Georgia Institute of Technology Professor Peter Webster and Research Associate Kristofer Shrestha weren't surprised. They had forecasted the disaster ...
RIM 'paid Nokia 50 mn euros' for patents
BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) paid rival Nokia 50 million euros ($65.8 million) to settle a patent dispute, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, citing US regulatory filings.
Shedding light on Anderson localization
Waves do not spread in a disordered medium if there is less than one wavelength between two defects. Physicists from the universities of Zurich and Constance have now proved Nobel Prize winner Philip W. Anderson's ...
Marvell says 802.11ac 4x4 solution is an industry-first
Nokia sues RIM for breach of contract (Update)
Nokia Corp. said Wednesday that it is suing Research In Motion, the maker of the BlackBerry, for breach of contract in Britain, the United States and Canada over cellular patents the two companies agreed ...
LG releases 'world's largest' ultra-definition TV
South Korea's LG Electronics on Wednesday began sales of what it claims is the world's largest ultra-definition television, with a view to expanding its share of the premium TV market.
Urbanization exposes French cities to greater seismic risk
French researchers have looked into data mining to develop a method for extracting information on the vulnerability of cities in regions of moderate risk, creating a proxy for assessing the probable resilience of buildings ...
Shale not a miracle solution for Europe
Shale oil and gas have had limited benefits for the US economy and their advantages for Europe will be even slimmer, a French think tank said Wednesday.
Local foods offer tangible economic benefits in some regions
Despite their typically small size and sparse distribution, farms that sell their products locally may boost economic growth in their communities in some regions of the U.S., according to a team of economists.
Food hubs' support for local economy is mixed
As the consumer appetite for locally sourced food products increases, so has interest in "food hubs" that facilitate the purchase, marketing and distribution of agricultural products within a region. But ...
Enforcement and anti-poaching measures set to fail
In a paper published in Conservation Letters, researchers from the University of Kent's Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) argue that despite record levels of funding being invested in enforcement and an ...
NIST researchers develop a novel approach for the measurement of a crucial DNA repair enzyme in human cells
(Phys.org) —NIST researchers recently reported a novel approach for identifying and quantifying an important DNA repair enzyme in mammals including humans. This enzyme, apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease 1 (APE1), plays ...
Residents feel safer with walkable, retail space
The characteristics of walkable neighbourhoods have been explored for their associations with perceived crime risk and fear of crime in Perth's new suburban housing developments.
China issues highest alert for Typhoon Fitow
China was on its highest alert for Typhoon Fitow Sunday, with tens of thousands evacuated as the storm was set to slam into the east coast as early as Sunday night.