( Rice University ) With the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season less than a week away, a new report from experts at several Texas universities is warning that a major hurricane could devastate the Houston/Galveston region. A report issued today by the Rice University-based Severe Storm...
( Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council ) Did you stay up all night to hear your local result during the recent election? Time-consuming manual vote-counts and ballot boxes could soon be consigned to the history books, thanks to innovative new secure voting technology.
( Virginia Tech ) Wind turbine blades enjoy a steady wind but can be damaged by gust-induced vibrations. The researcher proposes to create tiny sensor patches that can be selectively placed in key locations where it is anticipated that damage will start. The patches are made of the...
A maintenance worker died when a vacuum rolling grinder he was working on unexpectedly turned on.
( National Radio Astronomy Observatory ) Newly-discovered star-forming regions are revealing new view of Milky Way's structure and promise new clues about the Galaxy's chemical composition
The evolution of flight took longer than previously thought with the ancestors of modern birds "rubbish" at flying, if they flew at all, according to scientists.
One of the most devastating events in the insect world -- the locust swarm -- has extraordinary effects on the insect's brains, scientists have discovered.
( Inderscience Publishers ) A wireless monitoring system for people with debilitating conditions such as Parkinson's disease or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder could allow health-care workers to assess a patient's health and the development of their disease without hindering...
A scientist at the University of Reading has become the first person in the world to be infected by a computer virus. He contaminated a computer chip which had been inserted into his hand as part of research into human enhancement and the potential risks of implantable devices.
Consumer Reports magazine survey found that 73 percent of car owners will likely stay loyal to the brand they now drive when they shop for a new vehicle.
Indian utility vehicle maker has agreed to buy a majority stake in Reva Electric Car Co., as General Motors?exits its partnership with the pioneering electric car maker.
Health care products supplier Covidien said it plans to sell its specialty chemicals business for $280 million in cash to an affiliate of New Mountain Capital.
Tyco International?s fire safety systems unit has ordered 200 Ford Fusion gas-electric hybrid sedans with a goal of replacing 25 percent of its fleet with hybrid vehicles.
The maker of Tylenol and Motrin has hired an outside consulting firm to help fix manufacturing problems that triggered a massive recall.