Tech, film, music buffs flock to Texas for SXSW

Everything's bigger in Texas, they say, and the 27th edition of the South By Southwest (SXSW) technology, film and music festival that kicks off Friday is mind-bogglingly big.

IOC assured Tokyo is earthquake, nuclear safe

Organisers of Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympics said Thursday the Japanese capital was safe, despite fears of earthquakes and the nuclear disaster at Fukushima in 2011.

Biologists produce rainbow-colored algae

What can green algae do for science if they weren't, well, green? That's the question biologists at UC San Diego sought to answer when they engineered a green alga used commonly in laboratories, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, ...

Trauma simulation technique makes better journalists

Just hours after the tragic shooting of 27 victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Twitter was overloaded with messages slamming reporters for interviewing children involved in the tragedy. While some of the journalists ...

Seaweed under the roof

For many coastal dwellers, seaweed washed up on the shore is nothing but a nuisance. But this raw material has proven itself capable of keeping buildings well insulated. Together with industry partners, researchers have succeeded ...

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