Climate summit faces big emitters' stalling tactics (27/11/2011)

Some of the developing world's biggest greenhouse gas emitters are bidding to delay talks on a new climate agreement.

To the anger of small islands and other vulnerable countries, India and Brazil are joining rich nations such as the US and Japan in wanting to start talks on a legal deal no earlier than 2015.

The EU and climate-vulnerable blocs want to start as soon as possible, and have the deal finalised by 2015.

Liquid lakes close to moon's skin (16/11/2011)

Scientists have found the best evidence yet for water just beneath the surface of Jupiter's icy moon, Europa.

Analysis of the moon's surface suggests plumes of warmer water well up beneath its icy shell, melting and fracturing the outer layers.

Nanotechnology conference draws 300 delegates (12/11/2011)

The international workshop on nanotechnology and application (IWNA) opens in Bà Rịa- Vũng Tàu province on Novembre 10.  

NASA's new Mars rover reaches Florida launch pad (03/11/2011)

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, a $2.5 billion rover designed to assess that planet's suitability for life, arrived at its Florida launch pad on Thursday in preparation for a planned November 25 liftoff, the U.S. space agency said.

Observations of Gamma-Ray Burst Reveal Surprising Ingredients of Early Galaxies (02/11/2011)

An international team of astronomers led by the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics has used the brief but brilliant light of a distant gamma-ray burst as a probe to study the make-up of very distant galaxies. Surprisingly the new observations revealed two galaxies in the young Universe that are richer in the heavier chemical elements than the Sun. The two galaxies may be in the process of merging. Such events in the early Universe will drive the formation of many new stars and may be the trigger for gamma-ray bursts.

China launches spacecraft on docking mission (01/11/2011)

China launched the Shenzhou 8 unmanned spacecraft on Tuesday in the country’s first ever attempt to dock two space vehicles, Chinese media reported.

Hacking Apple's Siri: Not So Easy (25/10/2011)

Hackers looking to port Apple's Siri digital assistant to iOS devices other than the iPhone 4S claim to have a rudimentary version of Siri running on the original iPad. Twitter user Jackoplane recently posted screenshots online showing Siri fully integrated into the iPad's operating system.

EU confident of agreement Wednesday while focusing on growth (24/10/2011)

European Union (EU) leaders expressed confidence on Sunday that an agreement on a comprehensive package to deal with the debt crisis can be achieved on Wednesday, while the European Council summit also stressed the importance of boosting growth.

German Rosat spacecraft makes uncontrolled re-entry (23/10/2011)

A big German spacecraft has made an uncontrolled fall from the sky.

The Roentgen Satellite (Rosat) re-entered the Earth's atmosphere between 01:45 and 02:15 GMT.

Just as for Nasa's UARS satellite, which plunged into the atmosphere in September, there was high uncertainty about the final moments of Rosat.

Crop scientists now fret about heat not just water (23/10/2011)

Crop scientists in the United States, the world's largest food exporter, are pondering an odd question: could the danger of global warming really be the heat?