Do smartphone traffic apps really work?
Mobile apps promise real-time traffic info, but - honk! honk! - picking the best route is still a gamble.
NASA seeks new ideas for Mars missions
The US space agency said Friday it is seeking fresh ideas for robotic missions to explore Mars, after budget cuts nixed a planned partnership with the European space agency.
Some corals like it hot: Heat stress may help coral reefs survive climate change
A team of international scientists working in the central Pacific have discovered that coral which has survived heat stress in the past is more likely to survive it in the future.
Video conferencing steps out of the office
Video conferences have largely been confined to offices. Not anymore. New technologies developed by Polycom and other video-conference vendors let employees use smartphones and tablet devices join in no matter where they ...
SAP buying mobile work software firm Syclo
German business software colossus SAP AG on Tuesday announced a deal to buy a US firm specializing in applications for employees tending to work outside of offices.
Nokia to unveil Windows phone next week
Microsoft said Thursday that Nokia is going to launch phones using Windows' new mobile operating system next week, giving a major boost to the US firm's come-from-behind phone software business.
Healthcare, the road to robotic helpers
(PhysOrg.com) -- Robots are whirring away in factories all over the world, building cars, phones and cookers. Yet they can do so much more. Robotics for healthcare has been tipped as the next big wave, and Europe should be ...
Engaging parents, community to map student success in South King County
If we had a road map to what parental involvement in schools should be, what would it look like? Would it be a straight line, or a complicated maze of cross streets going in every direction?
Poland out of step with Europe on climate
(AP) -- Frustrations with Poland are growing in the European Union after the coal-powered nation for a second time blocked the EU's long-term plans for cutting carbon emissions.
Dying: Millions of women in childbirth, newborns and young children
Widespread global use of known and proven maternal and childcare techniques, practices, and therapies could save the lives of millions of women, newborns and children each year, according to a new analysis ...
Global health experts release new guidance on malaria elimination
Countries and policy leaders gain new guidance today on how and when to eliminate malaria, paving the way for the potential global eradication of the deadly disease. The announcement is being made on behalf of the Malaria ...