This green desert house stays chill with rammed earth walls

You approach the Tucson mountain retreat by a 500-foot path through saguaro cactus and palo verde. The squat, earth-colored structure looks a little bunker-like at first, but from closer up the walls turn out to be not concrete but rammed earth, with a rich layering of warm colors.

Apple loses appeal over Samsung design

Apple's lost its appeal over a UK ruling that Samsung's Galaxy tablet doesn't infringe its registered design for the iPad - a decision that is valid in the whole of Europe.

Galaxy Tab isn't cool, says judge

It's not often that a manufacturer breathes a sign of relief on being told its products are uncool. But that's what happened to Samsung yesterday in the UK.

These semiconductors are cooled with laser light

Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute have managed to successfully combine two worlds: quantum physics and nano physics.

Cool brown dwarf could have water-based clouds

We normally think of stars as hot - but scientists using ESO's Very large telescope say they've found a pair of cool brown dwarfs, one of which is no hotter than a sauna or a cup of tea.

An iPad? How uncool

Hoping to pull? Ditch the smartphone and get a dog.

Illegal file sharers do it 'cos it's cool

Most illegal file sharers see themselves as the 'Robin Hoods of the digital age', new research shows.

Nanofluid tapped to cool servers

Scientists at Sweden's Institute of Technology have developed a nanofluid solution that could eventually be used to cool massive data centers and server farms.