New step towards future production of solar fuels
One way of storing solar energy is to transform the energy directly into a fuel. Researchers at Uppsala University have shown a reaction which makes the process of creating fuel from solar energy more efficient ...
Secure monitoring subsystem proves effective in thwarting cyber attacks on drones
Engineering researchers from the University of Virginia and the Georgia Institute of Technology have successfully flight-tested scenarios that could threaten drones, including ground-based cyber-attacks.
China says 'harmful info' must be managed after VPNs blocked
A Chinese official says that "harmful information" must be managed following reports that China is blocking VPN services that let users access censored online content.
Mineral scarcity and environmental technologies seen as opportunities
As mineral resources are dwindling, it is becoming increasingly important to know how even the tiniest amounts of minerals can be recovered from waste - or how minerals can be substituted for other materials in industrial ...
Drug delivery drones shouldn't surprise us – smugglers have used everything else
It will come as no surprise to anyone that drugs are big business, so when a drone crashed in a car park of a US border town weighed down with several kilos of narcotics, it was just another example of smug ...
Motorola unveils three smart phones for return to China
Motorola unveiled three smartphone models on Monday for its return to China following a two-year absence from the most populous mobile phone market.
Improvements in transistors will make flexible plastic computers a reality
Researchers at Japan's National Institute for Materials Science revealed that improvements should soon be expected in the manufacture of transistors that can be used, for example, to make flexible, paper-thin ...
Undersea pipes "shoulder" anchoring duties
Research off the north-west coast shows undersea pipelines tend to bury themselves in the seabed quicker than expected after they are deployed, resulting in potential cost savings for the petroleum industry.
Review: Good price, limited functions with online Sling TV
Satellite TV provider Dish Network made a splash this month when it unveiled an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than its regular service. The Sling TV option is aimed at people who have dropped ...
NFL, YouTube partner to post official clips to video site
America's most popular pro sports league and YouTube announced a partnership Monday between two of the most powerful brands in the marketplace, creating an official NFL channel on the video website.
Malaysia Air site hacked, some customer data appears online
Hackers defaced the website of Malaysia Airlines on Monday and threatened to dump stolen information online after posting a glimpse of customer data obtained in the attack.
Cubans look to US detente for better Web access
Alfredo Castellano travels half an hour to Havana twice a week to write emails in a computer center with a Fidel Castro poster outside and aging machines inside.
Calculating the future of solar-fuel refineries
A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has developed a new tool to help plot the future of solar fuels.
Microsoft debuts hologram goggles (w/ Video)
Microsoft unveiled headgear on Wednesday that overlays holograms on the real world, in what it touted as the next generation of computing.