PC BIOS soon to be replaced by UEFI

(PhysOrg.com) -- The 25 year old PC BIOS will soon be replaced by UEFI (unified extensible firmware interface) that will enable PC's to boot up in a matter of seconds. In 2011 we will start seeing UEFI dominate new PC's, ...

Archaeologists find statue of Tutankhamun's grandad

Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed part a 3,000-year-old statue of the pharaoh Amenhotep III, believed to be the grandfather of the young King Tutankhamun, antiquities chief Zahi Hawass said on Saturday.

China hopes 'eco-city' will prove a model alternative

At a construction site in northern China, a billboard boasts of a "liveable city" where residents can drink tap water, travel on clean energy public transport and enjoy acres of parkland.

The impact of 'nature-deficit disorder' on the health of children

Children can more easily identify obscure cartoon characters than the native plants and animals that live outside their front door. And this lack of connection to the natural world can have a profound impact on their health ...

India seeking to intercept BlackBerry messages

India is seeking to find an "appropriate" means to monitor messages and corporate emails sent through Blackberry smart phones, a top government official has said.

Obama promotes clean energy; GOP hits Dem spending

(AP) -- Wind, solar and other clean energy technologies produce jobs and are essential for the country's environment and economy, President Barack Obama said in promoting his administration's efforts.