Fracking linked to small earthquakes

Further evidence has emerged that injection wells associated with fracking cause minor earthquakes.

Video: Japanese police test swarming quadcopters

The first quadcopter I saw up up close and personal was the original Parrot AR.Drone, which was priced at a cool $300 way back in 2010.

500 trillion watt laser shot decimates previous record

Physicists  at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the National Ignition Facility have utterly decimated a previous record for the most powerful laser shot ever.

Earhart expedition sets sail to Gartner Island

Famed aviator Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the South Pacific on July 2, 1937. Subsequent searches for the duo failed to find either the aircraft or Earhart and Noonan's remains.

Birds prefer pooping on red cars

If birds poop on your shiny red car more than on those of your neighbors, don't take it personally: it's just the color.

Video: This SeaOrbiter would make Captain Nemo jealous

The SeaOrbiter has yet to hit the water, but it's already being called a 21st-century version of Captain Nemo's Nautilus in honor of the classic novel "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" penned by Jules Verne.

Satnavs make your driving worse

Well, back-seat drivers tend not to improve people's driving any too much, so perhaps this isn't so surprising after all - but it seems that satnavs, too, can make it worse.

Video: Clothbot creeps up your clothing

It might seem somewhat odd, but ever since I came across Hector from Saturn 3, robots have routinely creeped me out. Even supposedly cute ones like Johnny 5 and Wall-E have done little to lessen my aversion.

Household chemicals 'causing serious diseases'

Chemicals found widely in the home could be causing the big rises in cancers, intertility and other health problems seen in recent decades, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has warned.

Microsoft showcases new audio-based gesture control system

We can probably credit Nintendo for kicking off the most recent push to advance motion control gaming. Indeed, the Nintendo Wii was the first gaming console to bring motion control to the mainstream public.

Fracking safe - within limits, says study

The controversial technique for shale gas production known as fracking won't contaminate water sources, say researchers - as long as there's a safe distance between the injection source and water supplies.

How to beat the stock market: read online reviews

When you give a product a bad review on Amazon, you're not just influencing other shoppers - you're driving the manufacturer's stock price down too.

IBM wants a 500 mile EV battery

The automotive industry isn't working alone in its perpetual quest to transform EVs and hybrids into mainstream vehicle options.

Claim: Beer makes men smarter

It is common knowledge that alcohol impairs judgement - if consumed in sufficient quantity.

Video game tech adapted for real world driving

If you've ever played a racing game with a specialized steering wheel, chances are you've experienced haptic feedback when hitting an object, another vehicle, or veering off the side of the road.

Researchers build comprehensive map of Titanic debris field

I've always had a fascination with the Titanic and how such a massive ship, believed to be indestructible, came to sink on its maiden voyage.

What words get you censored in China?

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have analyzed millions of Chinese microblogs to discover exactly what terms are being censored.

Twitter use reveals more than you think

Your friends' tweets may be giving away more information about you than you realise, say sneaky computer scientists at the University of Rochester.

Online dating: unscientific, but it works

Online dating has shed its stigma, and is  now the most popular way of meeting a partner, other than through friends.

Silver treats cancer as effectively as chemo

For some time, silver has had something of a folk reputation as a treatment for cancer.