Japan scientists test tether to clear up space junk
Japanese space scientists are set to trial a tether they hope will help pull junk out of orbit around Earth, clearing up tonnes of planetary clutter, they said Thursday.
Engineers introduce 'beans' to cool and then maintain hot beverage temps
iPhone 4 review: Nice phone, too bad about antenna problem, lack of LTE
Apple's iPhone 4 is a beautiful device, one of the nicest in the growing field of amazing smartphones on sale this summer. The software gives its touch-screen controls a buttery smoothness, plus a few handy ...
'Killer stainless steel': New process
(Phys.org) -- Stainless steel is the icon of cleanliness for home and commercial kitchens, restaurants, hospitals and other settings, but it can collect disease-causing bacteria like other surfaces if not ...
Antibacterial stainless steel created
Materials scientists at the University of Birmingham have devised a way of making stainless steel surfaces resistant to bacteria in a project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council which culminated ...
Research shows 'BPA-free' bottles live up to manufacturers' claims
The alarm caused by bisphenol A (BPA) presence in reusable plastic bottles resulted in a recent industry change, producing products made with supposed BPA-free materials.
Sweet chemistry: Carbohydrate adhesion gives stainless steel implants beneficial new functions
A new chemical bonding process can add new functions to stainless steel and make it a more useful material for implanted biomedical devices. Developed by an interdisciplinary team at the University of Alberta and Canada's ...
Welders can breathe easier with chromium-free alloy
A new alloy promises to lessen welders' risk of breathing toxic fumes on the job.
40 percent of surface disinfectants ineffective in eliminating viruses that cause gastroenteritis
Some 40% of commercial disinfectants used to clean surfaces are believed to be ineffective in eliminating noroviruses, a group of viruses responsible for more than half of all foodborne gastroenteritis outbreaks. According ...
French fashion firm develops suit that blocks electromagnetic waves
French fashion label Smuggler on Thursday said it had produced a suit that can block electromagnetic waves produced by mobile phones.
New 'Seahorse' sees scallops in new way
(AP)—A new underwater explorer has hit the seas armed with cameras, strobes and sonar and charged with being a protector of sorts to the valuable Atlantic scallop catch.
Nature inspires antibacterial steels
Taking inspiration from nature in order to confer new properties to coatings, such as steel: that is the basic principle of Biocoat project, which has for six years now brought together the University de Liege (Belgium) and ...
New rearing system may aid sterile insect technique against mosquitoes
Scientists at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Atomic Energy Agency have developed a larval rearing unit based on a tray and rack system that is expected to be able ...
With stimulus aid, scientists hope to mimic nature's dynamos
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the cosmos, all celestial objects - planets, stars, galaxies and clusters of galaxies - have magnetic fields. On Earth, the magnetic field of our home planet is most easily observed in a compass where ...