It seems like every couple of years, the folks at NASA or NOAA will issue a press release saying something along the lines of "this year we'll have the big one" before adding that El Niño may be gearing up to dump devastating rains all over th
At first glance, the big news coming out of this summer's conference on the theory of computing appeared to be something of a letdown.
When it comes to our brains, does size really matter?
only a small percentage of stem cells injected actually survive the process, but a newly developed liquid could make life a little easier for freshly transplanted cells. Researchers have found that encapsulating them in a sticky hydrogel gives them t
The new cloak is more sophisticated than past devices. It is ultra thin and able to conceal a small three-dimensional object measuring 36 by 36 micrometers by completely reflecting a wavelength of visible light, which has not been done before. And pe
All rockets work on the same basic principle: Throw something out the back of the rocket and it will provide a thrust force.
Historically, those born without a hand or have one amputated can choose prosthetic devices that focus on realism and, for a steeper price, fine motor control.
A drone crashed and exploded into flames this week on a quiet Hamptons street.
If we are to have artificial intelligence assisting us in driving, working and walking around, it will need to understand not just what we're doing but what we mean to do.Researchers, at the University of Illinois at Chicago have created a system tha
In what is likely a major breakthrough for quantum computing, researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia have managed for the first time to build the fundamental blocks of a quantum computer in silicon.
...where NOBODY will ever live
Well, basically low-pollution, means low-performance, and we, as drivers, are on the whole not interested in driving cars that are unresponsive and do not accelerate quickly to the speeds at which we like to drive. Fundamentally, the emissions regula
What would you do if the power grid went down and never came back up?
Canada's Arthur B. McDonald and Japan's Takaaki Kajita will split the nearly $1M prize
Colchicine, a gout remedy so old that the ancient Greeks knew about its effects, used to cost about 25 cents per pill in the U.S. Then in 2010 its price suddenly jumped 2,000 percent.
Media - Doctors had given Anita Moorjani just hours to live when she arrived at the hospital in a coma on the morning of February 2nd, 2006. Unable to move as a result of the cancer that had ravaged her body for almost four years, Anita entered ano
The motto has had a tumultuous history within the company...Alphabet, which took over as Google's new holding company on Friday, has dropped the tech giant's "Don't Be Evil" mantra from its code of conduct.
Future wars will have much more devastating weapons than airstrikes, tanks and even nuclear weapons.
Because my beloved Orioles flamed out early, the 2015 baseball season may seem utterly forgettable.
Researchers at Brown University have developed a way to create "mini brains" - 3D arrangements of neural tissue that are able to transmit electrical synapses - that, at 25 cents apiece after fixed costs, could provide an efficient means of conduc
Forget squatting until you ache or struggling on a cross trainer.
It's been a big week for Mars--and for NASA, which hopes to get there. First came the agency's announcement about detecting flowing water on the planet, news that made headlines around the world.
Pushing synthetic biology to the next level
Anatoli Brouchkov has willingly become a human guinea pig for the 3.5 million-year-old bacteria
Scientists claim to have found a correlation between how well wired-up some individuals were to their cognitive abilities and general success in life
Energy flow is the movement of spiritual energy. During a meditation session there are subtle energies that sometimes aren't noticed.
Scientists at the University of Twente in the Netherlands have devised a new type of electronic chip that takes after the human brain.
More than 40 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer's disease, and that number is expected to increase drastically in the coming years.
Awesome photos of Sunday night's rare super blood moon eclipse -- there won't be another one until 2033
For decades, DARPA, the secretive research arm of the Department of Defense, has dreamed of turning soldiers into cyborgs. And now it's finally happening.