Brazil, China to make new satellite launch in 2014
Brazil and China will launch a new joint environmental monitoring satellite next year to replace one which failed to enter orbit earlier this month, Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo said Tuesday.
Scientists to deploy seismic monitors near Azle in North Texas
Seismologists from SMU will deploy a variety of seismic monitors in and around Azle, Texas, to study the recent burst of small earthquakes that have been occurring in the area northwest of Fort Worth.
Dutch bus drivers to test fatigue warning tech (Update)
A Dutch luxury bus company is testing technology that monitors whether a driver is becoming drowsy.
Monitoring endangered species to extinction
Three leading Australian environmental scientists have called for a substantial change to the way the world responds to wildlife that is going extinct.
Local communities produce high-quality forest monitoring data, rivals that of professional foresters
As global forest and climate experts gather at the Oslo REDD Exchange 2013 to ramp up international efforts to protect carbon-storing forests in the developing world, a recent study by researchers at the Nairobi-based World ...
Nanodiamonds: A cancer patient's best friend?
Diamonds are sometimes considered as a girl's best friend. Now, this expression is about to have a new meaning. Indeed, nanometric scale diamond particles could offer a new way to detect cancer far earlier ...
Panasonic sells health unit to US buyout firm for $1.67 bn
Panasonic said Friday it was selling a majority stake in its health unit to US buyout firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) for $1.67 billion as the struggling electronics giant overhauls its vast business.
Muddy island formed by Pakistan quake may not last (Update)
Alongside the carnage of Pakistan's massive earthquake came a new creation: a small island of mud, stone and bubbling gas pushed forth from the seabed.
Los Alamos National Laboratory describes storm damage to environmental monitoring stations, canyons
Hours after a disaster declaration by Los Alamos County, Los Alamos National Laboratory officials on Friday described "millions" of dollars in damage to environmental monitoring stations, monitoring wells, ...
Study recommends strategies for improved management of fresh market spinach
Throughout California's fertile central coast region, fresh spinach is a high-production, high-value crop. Spinach can be finicky, requiring sufficient nitrogen fertilizer and irrigation to ensure ideal growth, and to meet ...
Superconductivity to meet humanity's greatest challenges
The stage is now set for superconductivity to branch out and meet some of the biggest challenges facing humanity today.
Summer heat wave may have triggered landslide on lonely Alaskan glacier
A massive landslide in Alaska's snowy Wrangell-St. Elias mountain range in July may have been caused by a summer heat wave making some slopes more vulnerable to collapse, says the scientist who first discovered ...
Ocean colour seen
The Centre for Carbon Measurement at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is working to improve ocean colour measurements vital for modelling climate and monitoring the health of the oceans. Colour differences ...
LG display develops world's first Intel WiDi enabled LCD panel for monitors
LG Display announced today that it has developed the world's first LCD panel for monitors featuring Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) technology in collaboration with Intel Corporation. This new 23.8-inch LCD ...