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Device invented that can detect infectious disease in minutes

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Device invented that can detect infectious disease in minutes

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Infectious diseases can spread very rapidly, so quickly identifying them can be crucial to stopping an epidemic. However, current testing for such diseases can take hours and days. But not for much longer. Jayne ...

UK firms fined for waste exports

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UK firms fined for waste exports

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Two British businesses responsible for attempting to illegally export 259 tons of mixed waste to China were fined the maximum amount on Wednesday. The businesses disguised 10 containers of mixed waste as scrap meta...

Bill Gates wants to reinvent the toilet for the Third World

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Bill Gates wants to reinvent the toilet for the Third World

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Bill Gates thinks the modern-day flush toilet isn’t good enough. Most of the developing world can’t afford to use it, and poor sanitation spreads diarrheal diseases. So the Gates Foundation is challenging univer...

Tiny electric car folds up into itself for easy parking

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Tiny electric car folds up into itself for easy parking

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Step aside, Smart cars! Say hello to the Hiriko, the real-life result of the MIT CityCar prototype launched this week in Spain. Not only is the electric two-seater a mere 100 inches long (about the size of a Smar...

Kevin McCloud’s Cowley development approved in U-turn

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Kevin McCloud’s Cowley development approved in U-turn

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Plans for eco-flats in Oxford led by TV presenter Kevin McCloud have now been recommended for approval. Councillors at Oxford City Council voted to grant the plans at a meeting on Wednesday. They were previously turn...

US to make profit from bailouts, Treasury says

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US to make profit from bailouts, Treasury says

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The US will make a profit from bailing out the nation's banks and carmakers at the height of the financial crisis, the Treasury Department has said. The bank bailouts may result in a return of $2bn (£1.3bn), the T...

World’s largest offshore wind farm opens in UK

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World’s largest offshore wind farm opens in UK

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This from CNN:- London, England (CNN) -- The world's largest offshore wind farm opened Thursday off the British coast, with 100 wind turbines capable of supplying enough electricity for 200,000 homes a year. The...

Aussie investor mulls garbage-to-power plant project

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Aussie investor mulls garbage-to-power plant project

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Australia-based Trisun International Development on Wednesday organized a seminar in HCMC to tout a US$400 million project to turn garbage to power. Gavin Holland, technology director of the firm, said at the even...

Business woman’s success with secret La Decollette bra to prevent cleavage wrinkles

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Business woman’s success with secret La Decollette bra to prevent cleavage wrinkles

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Rachel de Boer finally told some friends a secret she'd kept for years: She slept with stuffed socks sewn between the cups of an old bra to prevent cleavage wrinkles and smooth out her neckline. Three years late...

Hong Kong bans trawling to save fish stocks

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Hong Kong bans trawling to save fish stocks

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Hong Kong has banned trawl fishing in its waters, a decision welcomed by conservationists Friday as a crucial move to save fish stocks and revive the city's depleted marine environment. The measure, which is exp...

California adopts advanced clean car rules

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California adopts advanced clean car rules

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The state of California passed a potentially historic mandate for increasing the required number of plug-in and zero emissions vehicles (ZEVs) sold in the state to 15.4 per cent of all new vehicles by 2025. The s...

China Unveils Fuel Cell Powered Bullet Train

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China Unveils Fuel Cell Powered Bullet Train

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China's newest transportation venture demonstrates yet another energy source for mass-transit solutions. Developed through a partnership of the China North Vehicle Yongji Electric Motor Corporation and the Southwest...

Gates, Buffett urge India’s rich to pledge their billions

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Gates, Buffett urge India’s rich to pledge their billions

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Two of the world's richest men, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are in New Delhi and have taken the initiative to convince Indian billionaires to join in their philanthropic efforts. Through the Giving Pledge campaig...

POSCO, Samsung Electronics among world’s most sustainable corporations

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POSCO, Samsung Electronics among world’s most sustainable corporations

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Steel giant POSCO and Samsung Electronics ranked 30th and 73rd, respectively, on the latest Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations list. Canadian magazine “Corporate Knights” announced the results at the Davos Forum...

Soft Jeans → Water Waste?

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Soft Jeans → Water Waste?

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All of the products we use have environmental costs that we take for granted. Consider the manufacture of a pair of blue jeans. The average pair uses 11 gallons of water in the finishing process, where it undergoe...

Progress Seen in Developing Dengue Fever Vaccine

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Progress Seen in Developing Dengue Fever Vaccine

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Scientists are "reasonably optimistic" about finding vaccines to control dengue fever, according to Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. "There are some really...

Scientists find ‘better way’ to grow adult stem cells

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Scientists find ‘better way’ to grow adult stem cells

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A new plastic surface which overcomes the difficulties associated with growing adult stem cells has been developed, according to scientists. Standard surfaces have proved limited for growing large amounts and retai...

2011 Chelsea Flower Show to unveil sustainable rain garden

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2011 Chelsea Flower Show to unveil sustainable rain garden

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A sustainable rain garden designed to capture every drop of water that falls onto it has been unveiled as one of the leading attractions at the 2011 Chelsea Flower Show. Working on the project is Newcastle Univer...

Oxfam Unwrapped: Charity launches online shop for ethical weddings

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Oxfam Unwrapped: Charity launches online shop for ethical weddings

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Oxfam is launching its first online wedding shop, offering couples an ethical choice for their big day with the added comfort of shopping from home. Oxfam Unwrapped wedding lists were launched in 2007 and have rais...