First-ever global life cycle assessment of renewable energy future
A future where electricity comes mostly from low-carbon sources is not only feasible in terms of material demand, but will significantly reduce air pollution, a study published in the today's Proceedings of ...
Gigapixel camera that takes high-resolution snapshots of entire body could be simple new tool for cancer screening
Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer type in the United States, and it's also the deadliest form of skin cancer, causing more than 75 percent of skin-cancer deaths. If caught early enough though, it is ...
Through the combining glass
Trying on clothes when a shop is closed could become a reality thanks to new research that uses semi-transparent mirrors in interactive systems and which will be unveiled at an international conference tomorrow.
First commercial quantities of cellulosic ethanol from woody biomass marketed
Scientists and engineers—including several at Michigan Technological University—have been talking for years about biofuel, particularly cellulosic ethanol, which is fuel made from trees and other woody ...
Mozilla is making plans for 64-bit Firefox browser
New web privacy system could revolutionize the safety of surfing
Researchers from UCL, Stanford Engineering, Google, Chalmers and Mozilla Research have built a new system that protects Internet users' privacy whilst increasing the flexibility for web developers to build web applications ...
TSMC, ARM see impressive results with FinFET process
US Navy to deploy armed, robotic patrol boats
The US Navy says it will soon use armed, robotic patrol boats with no sailors on board to escort and defend warships moving through sensitive sea lanes.
It's good to talk: app aims to spur voice renaissance
Two former Google employees are hoping an innovative new phone application will trigger a renaissance in an increasingly unfashionable method of human communication: talking.
Sounds of science: Japan leads push for high-res audio
A quarter of a century after the Walkman made music portable and turned Sony into a household name around the world, the company is hoping to set the agenda again with "high-res" audio.
The Physical Web project aims to ease smart object interactions
Engineers use 3-D gaming gear to give eye-opening look at cells in action
For hundreds of years biologists have studied cells through the lens of a microscope. With a little help from a team of engineers at Drexel University, these scientists could soon be donning 3-D glasses in ...
Cognitive coexistence radio and other technologies will help alleviate spectrum congestion for wireless devices
Your smartphone's communications degrade when the device competes with other mobile traffic to send and receive data, and that competition will only intensify. Far more than a billion smartphones are expected ...
'Data smashing' could unshackle automated discovery
(Phys.org) —A little-known secret in data mining is that simply feeding raw data into a data analysis algorithm is unlikely to produce meaningful results, say the authors of a new Cornell study.