Free-piston engines could be used to generate electricity as efficiently as, and less expensively than, fuel cells.
Human Body part replacements,... even parts of the brain.
Scientists have found the oldest known rocks on Earth. They are 4.28 billion years old, making them 250 million years more ancient than any previously discovered rocks.
"It is a demonstration of technological virtuosity. It's a method of showing the world they are second to none - which is a very important objective for [China]."
Some researchers have attempted to link the intensity of cosmic rays at Earth to cloudiness and climate change. Current conditions may be a good opportunity to test these ideas further.
If you think our financial meltdown feels rough, just wait until we hit our 'too many people and we can't feed them' crisis heading toward us faster than Katrina, Gustav, Ike, Ingrid and the rest!
Imagine a cell-phone battery that recharges in a few seconds and that you would never have to replace.
Pacific Biosciences aims to bring sequencing technology to the doctor's office.
Let's get down to brass tacks! Let's deal with what we're facing. Let's get real! Let's talk about the least talked about crisis facing America.
Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE): Mapping Earth's gravity field in unprecedented detail.
recreational drugs, anti-viral chemotherapy and malnutrition (You mean I could have been having sex all of this time??!)
GENEVA (AP) — The world's largest particle collider successfully completed its first major test by firing a beam of protons around a 17-mile underground ring Wednesday in what scientists hope is the next great step to understanding the makeup of
Remember kids - never touch the ammo with your bare hands,...EVER!!
The main active ingredient in marijuana — tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC — and related compounds show promise as antibacterial agents, particularly against microbial strains that are already resistant to several classes of drugs.
Drop in solar activity has potential effect for climate on earth. The sun has reached a milestone not seen for nearly 100 years: an entire month has passed without a single visible sunspot. Solar magnetic activity – which determines the number of s
In humans, BMP signalling is required for the development of many major tissues and organs, including the nervous system, kidney, lungs and skin. The BMP pathway normally acts to suppress the development of cancer, but once a tumour becomes malignant
A new artificial intelligence system allows a robotic helicopter to teach itself how to fly and even do challenging stunts, just by watching other helicopters perform the same maneuvers.
Jon Mapel, cofounder of Covalent Solar, explains how the solar-power company got its start and how its technology works. (get the estimated increase in solar power of 40% and the world will change)
The material could also lead to electronic skin for robots, he says, which could use pressure sensors to detect touch while accommodating the strain at the robots' joints.
Biologist Doug Melton talks about how disease-specific stem cells will reshape medicine.
A new submersible is being built here, and even the process of construction seems a rebuke to the darkness. Hot reds and oranges burst into showers of spark and flame as blistering metal began to yield to the demands of the submersible’s design.
Grazing cattle and sleeping deer tend to align their bodies along the North-South axis of the Earth's magnetic field. Herdsmen and hunters have long known that cattle and sheep tend to face the same direction when grazing, but had believed they w
We stopped by the Hydrogen road tour on Saturday to find out when I would be able to buy a hydrogen vehicle. It turns out that I have to wait for the oil companies to start building hydrogen refueling stations in my area?!?! How long do you think I**
Turning conventional neuroscience on its head, new research suggests the human visual system processes sound and helps us see.
Meet Gordon, probably the world's first robot to be controlled exclusively by living brain tissue. Stitched together from cultured rat neurons, Gordon's primitive grey matter was designed at the University of Reading by scientists who unve
INVISIBILITY devices, long the realm of science fiction and fantasy, have moved closer after scientists engineered a material that can bend visible light around objects. The breakthrough could lead to rendering anything from people to large objects
Scientists have created the world's thinnest balloon, made of a single layer of carbon just one atom thick. The fabric that the balloon is made of is leakproof to even the tiniest airborne molecules.
South Korean biotechnologists have engineered a pet resurrection that, until recently, seemed commercially impossible: they have reunited a California woman with cloned puppies derived from remains of her deceased dog's ear.
New estimates show that least 56,000 people become infected with the AIDS virus every year in the United States -- 40 percent more than previous calculations, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.