Volcanic popcorn is key to insulating wallpaper

A humble soil additive used by millions of amateur and professional gardeners alike is set to slash the cost of the most effective form of insulation for buildings.

Making green roofs greener

Did you know that Toronto is covered in green roofs? Well, it's covered in roofs that were once green. Nobody knows if they still are.

New 1 Mbit and 2 Mbit FRAM products released by Fujitsu

Fujitsu Semiconductor today announced the development of two new FRAM products, MB85RS1MT and MB85RS2MT, which feature 1 Mbit and 2 Mbit of memory, respectively, making them the largest density serial-interface FRAM products ...

Improved soil condition increases moisture for crops

Tillage practices that conserve moisture, plants that use water more efficiently and soil with more organic matter have produced higher yields even in dry conditions, according to soil scientist David Clay, professor of plant ...

Faculty retention proves a major challenge for universities

Attracting and retaining the world's brightest students is on the mind of every university official. But a new, unprecedented study in the journal Science suggests leaders in higher education face an understated, even more ...

Individual privacy versus digital driftnets

The great irony of the Abbott government's plan enforce the mandatory data retention legislation is that while this is being done to make us safer, in fact it creates new data security risks for us all.

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