(Phys.org) —A smartphone application bringing gaming dimensions to energy awareness has helped householders in Finland, Sweden and Italy reduce their electricity consumption by up to 19%.
Monitoring communities of climate sensitive species, such as insects, could enable scientists to develop indicators for climate change effects on biodiversity and help devise policies to protect it.
FIRESENSE: New system could be best protection for cultural heritage monuments against fire, other hazards
The village of Olympos, located near the ancient city of Rhodiapolis, in the Antalya region of Turkey, escaped a wild fire, on 2 September 2012. This happened thanks to a network of cameras coupled to an intelligent video-based ...
Scientists are investigating how shell waste from crustaceans could be turned into polymer precursors as a substitute to petroleum-derived solutions.
The perceived risk of having a volcanic eruption needs to match the actual risk, detected through combined technologies including remote sensing of volcanic gasses, before dire consequences can be prevented.
Increasingly, many of the plastic products we use every day are no longer based on petroleum raw material. Instead, they are made from biomass such as starch, sugar, corn and other sources that also happen to be food products. ...
Scientists are recruiting bacteria to spot pollutants spilling into our rivers and lakes.
By using big brother style tracking technology, scientists have now resolved some of the mysteries of eel migration
Nobody knows the underlying biological mechanisms of the European eels migration. Thanks to an EU-funded research project called eeliad, now about toreach completion, biologists have revealed some of its secrets, including ...
To touch something is to understand it emotionally and cognitive. It's one of our important six senses, which we use and need in our daily lives. But accidents or illnesses can disrupt us from our sense of touch.
Biological treatment plus ozone can reduce the amount of sludge coming from wastewater treatment plants by a factor of ten