Eighty-six percent of young adults in the United States expect their marriages to last a lifetime, even though half of all marriages end in divorce, a study released Wednesday suggests.
Professor Joel Schindall of MIT's Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems discusses his work in developing a fast-charging, long-lived ultracapacitor that has the potential of replacing standard batteries; a tour of the lab is provided.
FUJITSU LABORATORIES New Carbon Composite of Nanotubes and Graphene
Both our carbon and graphite rods are offered in spectroscopically pure Grade 1 (less than 2ppm impurities) or Grade 2 technical grade (impurities less than 50ppm)
Video from Nova s38e09 showing impressive production of long carbon nanotube strands.
Old meets new as the ancient technique of spinning is used to produce a very modern material a carbon nanotube yarn.
Researchers have found that using argon or helium during the nanotube growth process can influence their nature.
"The capability of the robotic hand is so near to that of humans that the vision of robots as personal assistants in the household, in the operating room as well as in industrial settings is becoming ever more realistic," said fellow Bologna resear
As Curiosity takes its first steps on the surface of Mars, NASA has already decided what comes next after the rover, namely a submarine to explore Jupiter’s ice-covered moon, Europa, and a robot to land-sail across Venus.
When you’re just a few microns long, swimming can be difficult. At that size scale, the viscosity of water is more like that of honey, and momentum can’t be relied upon to maintain forward motion.
About 36 hours after the US space agency’s landed its $2.5 billion rover on Mars, NASA released Tuesday what it called a “crime scene” aerial shot of where the parachute, heat shield and rover came down.
Are you ready to have a microchip implanted into your brain?
Scientists said Sunday they had unraveled the genetic codes of parasites responsible for the bulk of malaria cases outside Africa, and found they were scarily diversified and may be harder to kill.
Richard Dudley imagines a world where strawberries grow in perfect rows and every day a robot army tastes their colors before harvesting the ripe ones. No, that isn’t LSD talking.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) introduced legislation last week that would require radiation warning labels for cell phones.
Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson said Monday they had given up tests of a new therapy to treat Alzheimer’s disease, saying the treatment did not measure up to expectations.
Airbus will test a system that could reduce fuel consumption by 15 percent.
Engineers look at bridges differently than the rest of us. When Jim Nickolaou, an engineer at GM working on advanced safety systems, looks at the Brooklyn Bridge, he admires the structure for its beauty and as a feat of engineering.
In the space of one hour, my entire digital life was destroyed. First my Google account was taken over, then deleted. Next my Twitter account was compromised, and used as a platform to broadcast racist and homophobic messages
It's finally landing day -- or so everyone here at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory hopes. After eight months of travel, the Mars rover Curiosity is just hours from phoning home to announce its arrival
Obama calls it a proud moment for the space program and the country
With an average elevation of just five feet above sea level, the Maldives—a nation comprising 1,192 islands in the Indian Ocean—is the lowest country in the world. Sea level
This is the latest view from NASA's Mars rover Curioisty, which landed pointing toward its target, Mt. Sharp, a huge peak at the heart of Gale Crater. What a view!
A bell tolled to mark a moment of silence while people joined hands in prayer as tens of thousands marked the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Monday.
Wikipedia was inaccessible globally for a couple of hours on Monday after someone accidentally cut through fibre cables connecting its servers in Florida.
With an average elevation of just five feet above sea level, the Maldives—a nation comprising 1,192 islands in the Indian Ocean—is the lowest country in the world. Sea level, meanwhile, has risen by about seven inches since 1900...
Just what sort of glass is packed on-board the Curiosity rover?
As the Mars rover Curiosity plummeted toward its landing on Mars last night, NASA's orbiters, the storied Odyssey orbiter and Reconnaissance Orbiter, were sailing overhead and watching its progress.
After executing a flawless landing sequence, NASA’s new Mars rover, Curiosity, has reached the surface of its new home.
Treatment with growth hormone-releasing hormone improves memory and focus in healthy adults and in those who already show some signs of mental decline, new research finds.