Tinted windows generate power

Norwegian firm Ensol and the University of Leicester have developed a spray-on coating for windows that acts as a solar cell.

Critics vociferously outraged at net neutrality talks

Apparently people don't like it when giant corporate behemoths start talking about how to change the way the Internet works for the purpose of lining their pocketbooks.

A million bats died from newly discovered disease in US

If something isn't done about a new disease making its way through North America, there will be nothing scary about caverns in the US because bats are dying off by the millions.

Million-dollar contest launched for oil clean-up ideas

A $1 million prize is on offer to anyone that can do a better job of cleaning up oil spills than BP.

Climate change 'undeniable', says government report

The last decade has been the warmest on record, and there's now conclusive evidence that the world is getting hotter, according to a major study from the NOAA.

Foundation of ocean food chain in decline

The tiny algae known as phytoplankton - which form the basis of the entire marine food chain - have been disappearing globally over the last hundred years.

Climate change could cause mass Mexican immigration

Rednecks may have to choose between their love of SUVs and their hatred of Mexicans, if predictions from Princeton University linking climate change and immigration turn out to be true.

The world is almost out of Internet IP addresses

Experts say that it is only a matter of time before there are no more of the 4 billion potential combinations of 32-bit IP addresses online.

Pictures show Everest's vanishing glaciers

The Asia Society has released pictures showing the dramatic shrinking of Mount Everest's glaciers since George Mallory photographed them nearly 90 years ago.

Greenland glacier retreats a mile in just two days

Seven square miles of a Greenland glacier broke off in two days last week, leaving the calving edge of the ice sheet a mile further inland.

Unmanned Boeing plane can stay in the air for 4 days

Boeing has unveiled a new hydrogen-powered plane that is not only one of the greenest and most lightweight aircraft the company has ever introduced, it also has the power to stay aloft for 4 days without a pilot.

Boston university developing mind-controlled robot

Telling a robot do do something? That is so early 21st century. There's a new team of scientists working on a computer interface that could send commands to a robot simply by thinking about them.

US should prepare for many more heatwaves, says government-funded report

Heat waves like the one now roasting the Eastern Seaboard are likely to become commonplace over the next 30 years, say scientists at Stanford University - even if global temperatures rise by only one degree Celcius.   

Solar plane makes it safely through the night

Solar Impulse has successfully completed its first night flight, the first solar-powered plane to do so.

Successful takeoff for first solar powered night flight

The solar powered plane Solar Impulse has begun its first 24-hour test flight, aiming to make it through the night on power collected during the day.

UN climate report reliable enough, review concludes

A UN panel report on climate change was sound, says a Dutch agency which reviewed the results after questions were raised over its accuracy.

Electrolux aims to clean up the oceans (a little bit)

Elextrolux is attempting to bolster its green credentials by hauling a team on a global journey - to save six vacuum cleaners' worth of plastic.

Carbon sequestration could be ticking time bomb, says scientist

Carbon capture and storage could be as risky and hard to manage as the storage of nuclear waste, according to a Danish scientist.

Quadruple-layer Blu-ray Disc stores massive 128 GB of data

One single Blu-ray Disc can now store more than 27 times the capacity of a standard DVD, as the Blu-ray Disc Association has approved a quad-layer "BDXL" standard.

Ridge, not global warming, causing major glacier to melt

In a discovery likely to fan the flames of climate change debate, a team has concluded that the thinning ice on one of Antarctica's major glaciers is not caused by global warming.