Study: Glum assessment of Amazonian forest

Scientists at Brazil's Federal University of Minas Gerais say wildlife reserves will not be enough to prevent deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon.

Study: U.S. firms ignoring global warming

An environmental report from the Ceres organization indicates European and Asian firms are more attentive to global warming than American businesses.

China Telecom upbeat despite 3G worries

As wealthier Chinese in big cities snap up multi-functioning mobile phones and those living in remoter areas buy their first basic handsets, the country's biggest phone carrier would seemingly be on a roll. Yet even as China ...

Scientists advance photonic technology

Scientists at Denmark's Aalborg University have created a family of devices for guiding and processing light in chip-based information technology.

PGP founder unveils new VoIP security

Somewhere out there, someone is a little too curious about your data. This is the main concern of Phil Zimmermann, the creator of the industry standard PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) e-mail encryption protocol who has just debuted ...

Novel process reduces toxic chemical use

A chemical engineer at The University of Auckland has used environmentally-friendly vegetable oils to replace toxic chemical solvents like kerosene in the extraction of a range of biomolecules, such as antibiotics and organic ...

Towards a new test of general relativity?

Scientists funded by the European Space Agency have measured the gravitational equivalent of a magnetic field for the first time in a laboratory. Under certain special conditions the effect is much larger than expected from ...

Pay your cell-phone bill by watching ads

Hate cell-phone bills? Israeli customers of mobile operator Orange who have 3G phones will soon be able to kiss their bills goodbye -- if they're willing to watch a few commercials instead.

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