New coating may lead to waterproof cell phones

Scientists have created new barrier films that can protect electronics in very harsh environments - even when you submerge your cell phone in salt water for months.

Algae could be fuel for your car in the future

A scientist, who is working to find an alternative for oil, has placed his bets on algae to become the fuel of the future.

One-billion-year-old water `saltier than seawater`

University of Toronto scientists have found pockets of water that had been sitting 2.4 kilometres underneath the Earth`s surface for more than a billion years.

Soaking in salt water could ease arthritis

Scientists have a simple way to battle the agony of arthritis - soaking in salt water.