For a quick summary of the last 25 million years in human brain evolution, just watch how our brains change between infancy and adulthood.
Using Microsoft's WorldWide Telescope program, you can now take an interactive tour of Mars with the highest-resolution images available of the Red Planet -- something even scientists have never been able to see before.
Fibers that carry light and sense pressure could be used for medical imaging and structural monitoring.
the helium-powered ships could be carrying freight – and even passengers – in as little as a decade's time, King told the Guardian. "There are an awful lot of people we talk to who say this is going to happen, " said King. "This is something I
A total solar eclipse drew an 11,000-kilometer (6,800-mile) arc over the Pacific Sunday, plunging remote territories into darkness, but drawing thousands of curious tourists and their dollars.
The system consists of a column packed with Dixon rings. Seawater and “used” air are pumped through the column (and rings) in counter-current directions. This chaotic interaction results in the air being scrubbed of its CO2, which is then discharged
Shrimpers throwing their nets into water… [then] water from the nets splashed on his skin. … [He experienced a] headache that lasted 3 weeks… heart palpitations… muscle spasms… bleeding from the rectum…
Using only two months of data, the GOCE gravity-tracking satellite has built the first-ever full map of Earth's gravitational field.
"We have completely elucidated the molecular basis of the antibacterial activity of a single medical-grade honey, which contributes to the applicability of honey in medicine," said Sebastian A.J. Zaat, Ph.D., a researcher involved in the work from
About 80 percent of the population still uses traditional three-stone fires to prepare meals, a highly inefficient and polluting method of cooking. The average household uses 11 kg of wood-equivalent per day, or 4 metric tons annually, according to W
U.S. health officials have approved a first-of-its-kind technology to counter a leading cause of blindness in older adults — a tiny telescope implanted inside the eye. The Implantable Miniature Telescope aims to help in the end stages of incurable ag
A new electronic sensor can remotely detect the beat of a human heart from up to 3 feet away. The sensor can also detect brain waves from a tenth of an inch away from the skull. The sensor’s might also be useful for security and intelligence operativ
While other satellite observatories zoom in on exoplanets or snap photos of star birth on faraway galaxies, the European Space Agency’s Planck Telescope is studying the bigger picture. After a year in service, the observatory has surveyed the cosmos
Simmons said due to the pressure form the blowout, the casing around the well is unlikely intact and therefore the relief wells will unlikely work. He calls the relief wells a "sham." Simmons said the only option that will work is a small nuclear bom
HP is pushing the technology strongly, calling it nothing less than a revolution. In fact, the company is so convinced of the advantages of hooking printers up to the web that within a year every HP printer priced over US$100 will boast Internet conn
"[Corexit] basically disrupts the natural ability of oil to bond with itself," he said. "Oil bilipid layers next to each other are the very basis of life. Each of us is made out of cells. Those cells are nothing more than an oil layer surrounding...
. This novel approach was shown to make it possible for SPPs to travel across uneven and curved surfaces over a broad range of wavelengths without suffering significant scattering losses. Using this model, Zhang and his team then designed a plasmonic
New publications, experiments and breakthroughs in materials--and what they mean. HP researchers demonstrate logic with memristors
This is one of the handful of stories on oil related illness to make on to a Main Stream Media outlet.
The gel or thin film contains a peptide known as MSH, or melanocyte-stimulating hormone. Previous experiments, reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed that MSH encourages bone regeneration.
A summer necessity, bug spray keeps insects away – but is it also bad for our health? Researchers are debating whether the anti-pest sprays with which we douse ourselves are putting our health in danger. One chemical found in many repellents is DE
Based on 16 cases in the 5-year period, the 12-fold increases in childhood cancer in those aged 0-14 were particularly marked. The cancer and leukemia increases were all in younger people than would normally be expected.
There is a chance any blast could fracture the seabed and cause an underground blowout, according to Andy Radford, petroleum engineer and American Petroleum Institute senior policy adviser on offshore issues.
By adding ultraviolet light to a model prebiotic reaction, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Roma, "La Sapienza", have discovered a route by which the missing guanine could have been formed.
Life at high altitudes forced ancient Tibetans to undergo the fastest evolution ever seen in humans. The most rapid genetic change showed up in the EPAS1 gene, which helps regulate the body's response to a low-oxygen environment.
If they are to share civilian airspace, uncrewed planes will need to be able to sense the presence of other aircraft and take evasive action. Air traffic controllers would also need robust ways to manage flocks of UAVs - whose remote pilots may be hu
Are you sure that you want to help clean up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico? Now it has been reported on CNN that the vast majority of those who worked to clean up the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska are now dead. Almost all are dead
Lafdi and his team have been producing 500 feet of 12-inch-wide fabric per day at a pilot plant in UDRI’s Shroyer Park Center. The Third Frontier award, announced May 26 in Columbus, will be ma
But one of those physical limits may have just been stretched: heat loss. Nanosize crystals of semiconducting material, in this case a mixture of lead and selenium, move electrons fast enough to channel some of them faster than they can be lost as he
The ball was designed by boffins at Loughborough University, England, and every effort was made to give it superior aerodynamics: the panels are stitched internally to create a near-perfect sphere, and Adidas' "Grip'n'Groove" technology is inten