Technologies developed for providing flexible wide area networks with SDN
NEC Corporation, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, NTT Communications Corporation, Fujitsu and Hitachi today announced the development of technologies that enable Software-Defined Networking (SDN) compatibility ...
Iowa State University's Wintersteen talks partnerships at national science meeting
Wendy Wintersteen, dean of Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, spoke on Sunday of the importance of public-private partnerships in strengthening global food security during the annual meeting ...
Research investments, growing markets prompt rise in energy patents, study finds
Innovation in energy technology is booming, according to a new paper in PLOS One that examines what factors set the pace for energy innovation.
NSF report details increase in business research and development
According to a recent study published by the National Science Foundation (NSF), businesses spent more on research and development (R&D) in 2011 than they did in 2010.
Britain and Norway avoid the 'carbon curse' of fuel-rich countries
Countries rich in coal, oil and gas emit more carbon dioxide to generate the same amount of economic output as countries where fossil fuels are scarce, according to an Oxford University study.
Research leads to portable DNA testing device
(Phys.org) —More than 10 years of research and development have led to the introduction of a portable DNA analysis device that relies on technology developed by University of Virginia professor James P. ...
Taiwan's Hon Hai to hire 3,000 after Mozilla tie-up
Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision said Thursday it aims to hire up to 3,000 new employees to develop devices and software for Mozilla's Firefox operating system as it seeks to diversify from its core manufacturing services.
Concentrator solar cell with world's highest conversion efficiency of 44.4%
Sharp Corporation has achieved the world's highest solar cell conversion efficiency of 44.4%, using a concentrator triple-junction compound solar cell. These solar cells are used in a lens-based concentrator ...
Robotic tractor to deliver precision planting
A robotic tractor and seeding machine with unprecedented planting accuracy will improve agricultural productivity for farmers and enable cropping on 20% more land, UNSW inventors say.
Helping to curb illegal border crossings
Illegal border-crossings in Europe remain an on-going issue, with the latest figures estimated to be nearly 141 000 - up 35 % from previous years. However, the TALOS project has developed a system for transportable ...
White House moves to curb 'patent trolls' (Update 2)
The White House moved Tuesday to crack down on abuses of the patent system, responding to mounting concern among technology companies over a flood of litigation which some say stifles innovation.
Europe needs to engage and invest in national R&D budgets
In June's edition of Physics World Portugal's former science and technology minister, José Mariano Gago, calls for more investment in, and engagement with, national science budgets in light of the European Union's (EU) s ...
New method for the early detection of vineyard mildew, powdery mildew and botrytis
The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, Neiker-Tecnalia, has developed a new method for the early detection of the diseases mildew, powdery mildew and botrytis in vines. The new methodology based on ...
Researchers produce Omega 3 using marine plant micro-organisms
Neiker-Tecnalia, the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, and the company FARMARABA S.L. are working together on a Project designed to produce Omega 3 using marine plant micro-organisms. ...