Researchers find human virus in chimpanzees

After studying chimpanzees in the wilds of Tanzania's Mahale Mountains National Park for the past year as part of a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, Virginia Tech researcher Dr. Taranjit Kaur and her team have produced ...

New Metamaterial a 'Perfect' Absorber of Light

A team of scientists from Boston College and Duke University has developed a highly-engineered metamaterial capable of absorbing all of the light that strikes it – to a scientific standard of perfection – they report ...

Goodbye to batteries and power sockets

A broken cable or a soiled connector? If a machine in a factory goes on strike, it could be for any of a thousand reasons. Self-sufficient sensors that provide their own power supply will soon make these machines more robust. ...

Asus Unveils New Mini PC with Full HD Support

Catering to users who require a compact and powerful home entertainment center, ASUS has unveiled the new ASUS Mini PC Nova Lite PX24. At only 2L in size, this world's smallest mini PC is equipped with a built-in independent ...

Milky Way's infrared portrait gives new view of galaxy

Humans have always had a ringside seat for viewing the Milky Way. Now, however, thanks to NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have obtained an entirely new perspective of our home galaxy: a complete mosaic portrait ...

New Study Sheds Light on the Growing U.S. Wind Power Market

For the third consecutive year the U.S. was home to the fastest-growing wind power market in the world, according to a report released today by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ...

Holistic understanding: Ag chemicals in the environment

An understanding how environmental processes and agricultural practices interact to determine the transport and fate of agricultural chemicals in the environment is essential for effectively addressing the widespread degradation ...

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