Subway riders' smartphones could carry tracking malware
Researchers develop intelligent handheld robots
What if handheld tools know what needs to be done and were even able to guide and help inexperienced users to complete jobs that require skill? Researchers at the University of Bristol have developed and ...
Fine-tuned molecular orientation is key to more efficient solar cells
Polymer solar cells are a hot area of research due to both their strong future potential and the significant challenges they pose. It is believed that thanks to lower production costs, they could become a ...
DNA tests, technology and justice: A brave and uncertain new world
The power of DNA evidence to put someone behind bars or keep an individual free is a staple of television shows like "Law & Order" and "CSI." But not all DNA evidence is so straightforward.
Munchery raises $85 million in bid to make healthy meals accessible to all
If meal preparation and delivery service Munchery gets its way, it will be the new default dinner option for Americans alongside home cooking and takeout.
Roadside air can be more charged than under a high-voltage power line
Despite community concerns about living under high-voltage power lines, a world-first QUT study reveals that there are far more charged particles beside busy roads.
Marriage of maths and microalgae a good export
A spatial model developed in WA to identify suitable locations for farming microalgae can be applied internationally and adapted to locate other renewable technology infrastructures, according to developers.
'Very exciting time' ahead for power industry, energy expert says
New developments in the field of power electronics could lead to greater flexibility for the nation's electrical power grid, says an expert in power engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology.
French bill seeks to boost renewable energy, cut nuclear use
France's lower house of parliament has approved a bill aimed at boosting renewable energy and reducing the country's reliance on nuclear power, among other environment-friendly measures.
Apple design star Jony Ive rises to higher role
The designer behind Apple's world-changing devices is rising to a new role that frees him to put his creative vision to work across the breadth of the company.
Artificial muscles get graphene boost
Researchers in South Korea have developed an electrode consisting of a single-atom-thick layer of carbon to help make more durable artificial muscles.
Researchers to put cutting edge wave power technology to the test in real ocean conditions
Oceans – which after all cover some 71 % of the earth's surface – represent an untapped source of clean, renewable energy. Early demonstrations have already shown that the energy stored in waves can be captured by floating ...
Preventing hydropower turbine failure
The Francis turbine is the most common type of water turbine used in Norwegian hydropower plants, and has been for many years. About half of the world's Francis turbines are found in Norwegian plants.
Coal, medicine, trains top Tokyo's Asia infrastructure plan
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's offer of $110 billion in fresh infrastructure financing for Asia is as much about Japan's agenda for selling its clean coal know-how and other technologies as it is about keeping ...