( Technische Universitaet Muenchen ) Through single-molecule biomechanical experiments, Munich researchers have revealed in unprecedented detail how an intracellular express delivery service works, and why it is so efficient. With tools including optical tweezers, they manipulated a...
( United States Geological Survey ) More than 20 percent of untreated water samples from 932 public wells across the nation contained at least one contaminant at levels of potential health concern, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS study focused...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama unveiled a U.S. government push on Friday to boost auto fuel economy for model-year 2017 passenger vehicles and beyond, and introduce a truck efficiency target for the first time.
( University of Calgary ) University of Calgary computer scientists predict a new form of adware may become a threat to computer security through wireless networks.
The report suggests that the wireless market is more concentrated and less competitive than in recent years.
The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) and Cobblestone Homes today introduced Michigan’s first, affordable net-zero energy home. Using readily available energy efficiency technologies from Dow, the house, dubbed the “Vision Zero” home is expected to save $3,507 in energy costs and avert...
In his commencement address to Washington University students, Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu emphasizes the role of clean energy in America's future.
( US Department of Homeland Security - Science and Technology ) While no terrorist has managed to deploy a dirty bomb, the same cannot be said of chemical agents. In a series of tests still underway researchers are using lasers to scrub surfaces clean of sulfur mustard gas and VX, a...
( University of Michigan ) Despite the distraction potential of laptops in college classrooms, new research shows that they can actually increase students' engagement, attentiveness, participation and learning.
Software has reassembled an image cut into 400 squares in just 3 minutes – the algorithm could help improve commercial image editing software
A worker at Foxconn Technology Group, which makes iPhones and iPads, jumped to his death Friday — the ninth suicide this year.
Four women who blog about consumer products talked diapers with Procter & Gamble officials and advisers as the company tries to counter fast-spreading online criticism.
Maker of snowmobiles, ATVs and Victory motorcycles will shut down its parts plant in Osceola, Wisc., as it moves many of the operations to a new facility in Mexico.
Embattled semiconductor production equipment maker FOI Corp. filed for bankruptcy proceedings in Japan after piling up liabilities totaling around $104 million.