Lazard's numbers show cost-competitive gains for wind, solar
Audi to develop Tesla Model S all-electric rival
BPG image format judged awesome versus JPEG
Electrochemical cell converts waste heat into electricity
Picture a device that can produce electricity using nothing but the ambient heat around it. Thanks to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science today, this scenario is a step ...
Internet giants wage war on pop-up ad blockers
Imagine being able to surf the web and watch videos online without having to swat away pesky pop-up ads?
Computer equal to or better than humans at indexing science
In 1997, IBM's Deep Blue computer beat chess wizard Gary Kasparov. This year, a computer system developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison achieved something far more complex. It equaled or bested scientists ...
Helicopter steering innovation could herald new era for aerial transport
For decades, flying cars have featured in our visions of what futuristic cities might look like. Now EU-funded researchers with the MYCOPTER project have developed a steering system that makes helicopters ...
Scientist develops uncrackable code for nuclear weapons
Mark Hart, a scientist and engineer in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Defense Technologies Division, has been awarded the 2015 Surety Transformation Initiative (STI) Award from the National ...
Gecko inspired pads allow researchers to climb glass wall
Britain's first poo-powered bus takes to the road
Britain's first bus powered entirely by human and food waste took to the road in Bristol on Thursday.
After nuclear phase-out, Germany debates scrapping coal
After deciding to scrap nuclear power, Germany is pondering saying goodbye to coal, its biggest energy source but also its top polluter and main threat to ambitious climate goals.
Researchers develop magnetic levitating gear
Researchers from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid are developing a new transmission mechanism with no touching parts, based on magnetic forces which prevent friction and wear and make lubrication unnecessary. ...
Hawking's speech software goes open source for disabled
The system that helps Stephen Hawking communicate with the outside world will be made available online from January in a move that could help millions of motor neurone disease sufferers, scientists said Tuesday.