High-tech and low-cost solutions to handle urban waste

Low-cost interventions, big data analysis and new regulations on landfills are key factors for the smart management of waste in cities. There are several ongoing studies and trials underway across Europe, with both researchers ...

NIST releases new 'family' of standardized genomes

With the addition of four new reference materials (RMs) to a growing collection of "measuring sticks" for gene sequencing, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can now provide laboratories with even more ...

FAA contemplating whether millions of drones will fill skies

So many people are registering drones and applying for drone pilot licenses that federal aviation officials said Friday they are contemplating the possibility of millions of unmanned aircraft crowding the nation's skies in ...

Five things to know about VW's 'dieselgate' scandal

It has been a year since Volkswagen admitted to fitting millions of cars with cheating software to dupe emissions tests, plunging the German auto giant into one of the biggest scandals ever to hit the industry.

Agency says driverless cars will need OK once Uber charges

The state agency that regulates taxicabs and transportation businesses in Pennsylvania says it doesn't have jurisdiction over free trips in self-driving cars being offered by Uber, but it will once the company starts charging ...

Protest targets rail line over Kenya's oldest wildlife park

Angry protesters marched in Kenya's capital on Friday against plans to build an elevated railway line over the country's oldest national park, saying the project will threaten wildlife that includes lions, leopards and giraffes.

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