Scientists find earliest evidence of animal life (05/02/2009)

Chemical traces left in 635 million-year-old rocks in Oman provide the earliest evidence so far of animal life, researchers said Wednesday.

2008 Nobel Prizes awarded (15/12/2008)

Ten winners of the 2008 Nobel Prizes in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and economics received their prizes on Wednesday at a ceremony in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden.

Russia launches spacecraft with sixth space tourist (12/10/2008)

A Russian carrier rocket blasted off from a central Asia launching pad on Sunday, sending the crew members for the International Space Station (ISS) and the sixth space tourist.

German, French scientists win Nobel Prize for medicine (08/10/2008)

Harald zur Hausen of Germany and Francoise Barre-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier of France on Monday won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of two viruses causing severe human diseases.

Solar future brightens as oil soars (08/09/2008)

Soaring oil prices have led to such a boom for solar power that the industry could operate without subsidies in just a few years, according to industry leaders. At the solar industry trade fair in Munich over the weekend, there was growing confidence that the holy grail known as "grid parity" - whereby electricity from the sun can be produced as cheaply as it can be bought from the grid - is now just a few years away.

U.S. scientists produce nanoscale droplet (07/09/2008)

U.S. scientists have succeeded in making unique nanoscale droplets that are much smaller than a human cell and can potentially be used to deliver pharmaceuticals.

California to build world’s biggest solar power plants (18/08/2008)

California' + char(39)+ N's largest utility company has signed deals to build the world' + char(39)+ N's two biggest solar plants that would supply electricity to 250,000 homes and reestablish the United States as the global leader in solar power, officials said Friday.

ASEAN celebrates 41st founding anniversary (12/08/2008)

VietNamNet Bridge - ASEAN celebrated its 41st anniversary on August 8 and marked the occasion by a flag hoisting ceremony held at the ASEAN Secretariat in the capital city of Jakarta, Indonesia.

In his speech, ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan reviewed the development of the grouping over the past 41 years.

Asian Science Camp 2008 to be organized in Bali (04/08/2008)

The Asian Science Camp (ASC) 2008 is to be organized in Indonesia' + char(39)+ N's resort island of Bali from Aug. 3 to 9 and attended by five Nobel Laureates, the Antara news agency reported Saturday.

Improved Tsunami Early Warning With New Software System (14/07/2008)

After completing their simulation component in the German-Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System (GITEWS), the team for tsunami modelling of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association has presented the currently leading software system for tsunami events with the potential for catastrophe. It is now being integrated into the Decision Support System (DSS) of the German Aerospace Center in Oberpfaffenhofen. It is to resume its test mode in Indonesia in November.