Claim: Hybrid vehicles more fuel efficient in India and China

What makes cities in India and China so frustrating to drive in—heavy traffic, aggressive driving style, few freeways—makes them ideal for saving fuel with hybrid vehicles, according to new research by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).

Report: Lots of carbon dioxide equivalents from aquatic environments

According to a study carried out by two master’s students at Linköping University, large amounts of carbon dioxide equivalents taken up by plants on land are returned to the atmosphere from aquatic environments.

USA tops on internet front: Antarctica not far behind

The CIA World Factbook is a really useful resource for discovering information about places you’ve never been.

Man tried to sell grandson on Facebook

Indian authorities have arrested a 47-year-old man who tried to sell his newborn grandson to a local businessman.

Indian outsourcing becomes unstuck

The once buoyant Indian IT industry appears to be continuing to slide.This week the IT industry association Nasscom has forecast that in 2013 there will be 50,000 fewer jobs available.

Engineers devise anti-rape underwear

Shocked by a series of terrible rapes in the country, a group of Indian engineers have come up with underwear which provides women with some defence.

The Mahindra e2o is an $11,000 EV

A cheap electric car, at least by American standards, that doesn’t feel and act like an over-glorified golf cart?

Indians migrated to Australia 4,000 years ago

Native Australians weren't, as thought, isolated from the rest of the world for 40,000 years: they absorbed a wave of migration from India just 4,000 years ago, a genetic study shows.

Romani origins revealed

Europe's Romani people, widely known as gypsies, migrated out of northwestern India about 1,500 years ago, researchers say.

Apple launches iTunes store in major new markets

Apple's opened its iTunes store in 56 more countries, nearly doubling the number of territories covered.

Climate change threatens Indian monsoon

The Indian monsoon - on which more than a billion people depend for food crops - could fail frequently and catastrophically over the next 200 years as a result of global warming.

The Gibson guitar wood wars

Ebony and rosewood are both standard woods in guitar construction, and how the woods all blend together on a guitar is also crucial to how an instrument sounds.

Air pollution fatalities expected to increase

Hot summer days in large cities are often accompanied by vehicle and industrial emissions that makes breathing difficult and unhealthy.

Now your car can report you for cellphone driving

As governments around the world struggle to dissuade people from using cellphones while driving, Indian researchers have cut the Gordian knot.

First Intel smartphone hits the streets... of India

Intel has been trying to enter the lucrative smartphone market for years now, but with little tangible success.

India gets tough over 'objectionable' content

Running out of patience, an Indian court has given Google, Facebook and other internet companies just 15 more days to remove 'objectionable' content - although the companies say they've already done all they can.

Google accused of map vandalism

The Google staff responsible for lying about Kenyan rival Mocality have been accused of other dirty tricks.

FBI investigates US-China group hack

The FBI is reportedly investigating an alleged hack that extracted a number of internal e-mails from networks administered by the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

India vows to eliminate offensive internet content

Indian telecommunications minister Kapil Sibal has called on Google, Facebook and other internet companies to censor offensive content.

Soapy beads offer cheap energy storage

Indian scientists have come up with a cheap way of storing the sun's heat and then releasing it slowly through the night.