Research targets costly grapevine disease

The New Zealand wine industry is better equipped to battle a devastating plant pathogen thanks to new research carried out by Vaughn Bell, a PhD candidate at Victoria University of Wellington.

Petroleum research still relevant and ethical

Norway's National Committee for Research Ethics in Science and Technology (NENT) has conducted a review of ethical issues related to petroleum research. The committee concludes that it is ethically justifiable and warranted ...

Time to watch out for SMS worms on Android devices

Google's Android now dominates 80% of the smart phone market. Of the major phone operating systems, Android is the most vulnerable to security breaches and yet perceptions haven't caught up with reality. People simply aren't ...

Traffic noise solutions exist for dense cities

Traffic noise is the second biggest environmental problem in the EU, according to WHO. After air pollution, noise is affecting health the most. But legislation regarding noise pollution is insufficient. A new report shows ...

Researchers help NASA measure carbon dioxide in the atmosphere

Colorado State University scientists are involved in the launch of a $467 million NASA satellite that will provide researchers with the clearest picture to date of the amount of carbon dioxide accumulating in the atmosphere ...

New species of fossilised wood found in Winton

Palaeontologists have discovered a new species of fossilised wood in Winton, providing insight into dinosaur landscapes in central-western Queensland.

Managing the data jungle

Many biology labs fight with a glut of measurement data. New software aims to make this a thing of the past: it simplifies laboratory experiment evaluation and unifies how data is saved. It even identifies measurement errors ...

Fast building inspection from the air

Many buildings in Germany are in need of renovation. The reasons for this are often aging building structures and environmental influences. In the future, flying inspection robots will be able to accelerate and simplify inspections, ...

Linking television and the Internet

In the "LinkedTV" project, researchers are seamlessly connecting TV offerings with the Internet. Audiences will benefit from an informative and personalized viewing experience.

Evidence confirms combustion theory

(Phys.org) —Researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Berkeley Lab) and the University of Hawaii have uncovered the first step in the process that transforms gas-phase molecules into solid ...

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