Switzerland to test drone postal deliveries
Switzerland's postal service is to start testing deliveries by drone, a spokesman for Swiss Post said Sunday.
Space-age technology points African herders in right direction
Space-age technology is coming to the aid of rural herders in Kenya, helping them deal with drought, climate change, civil unrest and land-use pressures that threaten food security in the region.
Google Glass was a product looking for a market
The announcement that Google is to halt sales of its Google Glass augmented-reality spectacles has been interpreted by some people as the end of a pilot project and the start of a new phase of product development, ...
Project cuts phosphorus levels in river
Conservation experts and farmers alike are rather pleased with the news out of southwestern Wisconsin.
German mini drones rescue Bambis from hay shredders
A German wildlife rescue project is deploying small aerial drones to find and protect young deer hiding in tall grass from being shredded by combine harvesters cutting hay in spring.
Norway abandons carbon capture and storage plan
Norway said Friday it was abandoning its much-touted plans to capture carbon dioxide and store it underground to prevent emissions from escaping into the atmosphere.
Study determines best arrangement of tidal sails device
In the long sprint to find new sources of clean, low-cost power, slow and steady might win the race—the slow-moving water of currents and tides, that is. Just as wind turbines tap into the energy of flowing ...
Scottish startup looking to turn whisky dregs into biobutanol
World's first intercontinental 100 Gbps link for research and education demonstrated at TERENA networking conference
Six of the world's leading research and education networks and two commercial partners today demonstrated for the first time a Transatlantic 100 gigabits-per-second (Gbps or one billion bits per second) transmission link ...
Microbubbles point the way to a revolution in food processing
Researchers at the University of Sheffield have found a more efficient way to dry products for food manufacture, using tiny, hot bubbles.
Spanish city opens electric car research centre
The southern Spanish city of Malaga on Thursday opened a centre to develop electric cars in a project backed by Japanese automaker Mitsubishi and Spanish utility Endesa.
Partnership to build world's largest OTEC plant off China coast
Preschool program bridges the achievement gap, study shows
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the John W. Gardner Center provide several years of data to support the benefits of high-quality early childhood education.
Earth Hour says campaign spreads to 50 countries
A campaign by global environmental movement Earth Hour to get promises of action from individuals and organisations has spread to at least 50 countries, its chief executive said Wednesday.