Forests are world's biggest carbon sink

Forests account for almost all of the world's land-based carbon uptake, a new report shows, helping end uncertainty about just how much carbon is being stored, and where.

IBM makes phase-change memory breakthrough

IBM researchers have for the first time found a way of enabling phase-change memory to store data for longer, opening the way for low-cost, faster and more reliable memory applications.

Global warming may help trees store more carbon

It's been known for a while that global warming speeds the decomposition of organic matter in soil, speeding up carbon dioxide release.

Team improves supercapacitor performance for better energy storage

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have created a greatly enhanced supercapacitor, improving energy storage in everything from energy grids and electric cars to consumer electronics.

World's store of data calculated

A University of Southern California scientist says he's worked out just how much information is being stored by the human race - and there's an awful lot of it. Two hundred and ninety-five exabytes, to be precise.

Is the Cloud overcrowded?

No, the Cloud isn't overcrowded. More storage space can always be added, but obviously, related costs will rise concurrently.

Hydrogen cars come closer to reality

A British start-up says it's found a cheap, practical way of storing hydrogen, making it a viable alternative to gasoline in cars.

Gogobeans launches link-based store, share service

Gogobeans has introduced a cloud storage and sharing service with a twist.

Technique promises indefinitely storable solar energy

MIT scientists are developing an alternative to photovoltaic and solar-thermal systems for capturing the sun's energy.

Cherrypal debuts $99 Android laptop

Cherrypal has debuted a $99 laptop that runs Android 1.6. The device - which is dubbed Cherrypal Asia - features a VIA ARM9 533Mhz processor, 256MB RAM, 3 USB 2.0, 2GB local storage and full keyboard.

Blu-ray doubles storage capacity

The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) has announced a new high-capacity format, more than doubling the amount of storage capacity.