Controversial bird flu paper sees light of day

One of two controversial papers describing how the avian H5N1 influenza virus could become transmissible in mammals was published yesterday, after months of global debate.

Alzheimer's could be catching

New research raises the scary prospect that Alzheimer's could be transmissible in a similar way to infectious prion diseases.

Compression technique allows internet 3D

A new data compression technique could allow 3D movies to be seamlessly transmitted over the internet and via satellite, say its developers.

DirecTV confirms transmission "glitch"

DirecTV has blamed a transmission "glitch" - caused by an apparently buggy software update - for freezing a number of HD DVR units.

Nokia sues Apple over iPad and iPhone 3G

Nokia has sued Apple for allegedly infringing on five "important" patents with its popular iPhone and iPad 3G.

Porsche launches Spyder hybrid concept car

Porsche has introduced a low-emission hybrid "concept" sports car that is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just under 3.2 seconds.