US company 'signs $1.175 bn Iran bio-energy deal'

A US company has signed a preliminary agreement to invest $1.175 billion (864 million euros) in Iran, in a rare joint commercial project to turn rubbish and human waste into electricity.

Science fiction is not put to good use in teaching

A study at the University of Valencia (Spain) ensures that science fiction, especially the cinema, is very popular amongst secondary school students and teachers see it as a good way of motivating interest in the sciences. ...

Polluting China for the sake of economic growth

China's economic growth will continue to be energy-intensive and highly polluting for the foreseeable future with emissions and efficiency far below capital growth on the agenda, according to a study published in the International ...

India's TCS shares surge on upbeat earnings

Shares in India's biggest outsourcing firm Tata Consultancy Services jumped more than 10 percent in early trade on Tuesday after it reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings.

Semiconductor revenue to fall 11 percent: Gartner

Worldwide semiconductor revenue is expected to decline by more than 11 percent in 2009 over last year, less than previously forecast, market research firm Gartner said Monday.