Thursday, June 26, 2014
Japanese auto giant Toyota will start selling its first fuel cell sedan this financial year, with a price tag of around 7 million yen (US$70,000), the company announced Wednesday.
An Arizona company said Tuesday it has successfully completed the first small-scale test flight of a high-altitude balloon and capsule being developed to let tourists float 32 kilometers above the earth.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Neurotoxic pesticides blamed for the world's bee collapse are also harming butterflies, worms, fish and birds, said a scientific review that called Tuesday for tighter regulation to curb their use.
Driven by exceptionally warm ocean waters, Earth smashed a record for heat in May and is likely to keep on breaking high temperature marks, U.S. experts say.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Physicists on Sunday said they had learned more about the identity of the Higgs boson, the elusive particle whose ground-breaking discovery was announced nearly two years ago.
China's river porpoises are rarer than pandas, but fishermen fighting to save them have been snared by a net of blackmail allegations, highlighting uncertainties faced by the country's emerging environmentalists.
Monday, June 23, 2014
Vast amounts of hot water from household appliances, businesses and factories gurgle down the drain every day, wasting not only H2O but also another precious resource: heat energy.
Tens of degrees below zero during winter and home to endangered species and remote infrastructure — welcome to the Russian Arctic, a new promised land for oil companies despite clear obstacles.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
The United Nations cultural agency has listed the Palestinian village of Battir as a World Heritage site in danger, raising hopes among residents that this will protect their community against Israel's West Bank separation barrier.
Stephanie Kwolek, a U.S. chemist who invented the Kevlar fiber used in body armor and other bullet-proof gear, has died, her former employer said Friday. She was 90.