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In 2011 new solar cell technologies from Solar Junction, a company based in San Jose, California, stored a record 43.5 percent of the energy it captured from the sun.
Angela Zhang is just a teenager who recently graduated from Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, CA, but she's already on her way to curing cancer.
The source of an enormous floating mass of pumice spotted this week in the South Pacific Ocean off of New Zealand has been discovered: NASA satellite images pinpointed an erupting undersea volcano called the Havre Seamount as the culprit.
An examination of the efforts being used to prolong life, including growing replacement body parts in a lab, creating microscopic robots which can eradicate deadly diseases, and reversing the aging process.
Electronic fingertips could give robots a sense of touch, or allow doctors to operate via virtual touch.
develops as a result of dietary digressions after the large exocrine gland fails to meet metabolic demands from a diet high in processed, hormone-infused animal protein, hydrogenated fats and sugar.
NPR science correspondent Joe Palca is on a mission this summer to answer the deep, burning questions of summertime.
The US military’s future technology division is reportedly eyeing tampering with soldiers’ genes, allowing them to go for days without food or sleep and re-grow limbs lost in battle or due to landmines.
A new insect species living in Malaysia was discovered thanks to a photo posted on the internet, which was spotted by an entomologist randomly flipping through the images.
Scientists have known that TZDs promote the browning of white fat by activating a cell receptor called peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor–gamma (ppar-gamma), but the exact mechanism was not clear. To learn more, Dr. Accili and his colleague
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity will spend its first weekend on Mars transitioning to software better suited for tasks ahead, such as driving and using its strong robotic arm.
Diving is among the most popular spectator events in the Olympics, a graceful sport that combines elements of gymnastics and dancing. It’s also an excellent example of physics in action.
The learning disability dyslexia is caused by a problem with signal processing involving speech recognition in the brain, according to a new study.
People who take a low-dose aspirin daily may not only be helping their hearts, but also reducing their odds of dying from cancer, according to American Cancer Society researchers.
With whole genome sequencing quickly becoming more affordable and accessible, we need to pay more attention to the massive amount of information it will deliver to parents and the fact that we don't yet understand what most of it means, concludes an
Some patients will feel better after taking a medication even if the drug doesn't actually do anything to treat their condition. It's called the "placebo effect." But there's another side to the power of suggestion...
Why two sexes instead of one? Why are sperm necessary for reproduction and how did they evolve?
A camera-equipped ring could help the visually impaired identify objects and read text.
cientists discovered certain Kenyans had developed an immunity to that protein, which means the protein could be a target for a future vaccine. Specifically, the team studied children between ages of one and 10, as well as adults, and the number o
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of active immunization against cancer antigens previously identified in cancer cells – can be used against practically all types of cancer. University of Tübingen researchers have published similarly successful clinical studies in the case of bowel
The day I entered public school, I was classified as visually impaired. I have a rare genetic syndrome known as achromatopsia. I’m color blind and light sensitive, my distance vision is flat-out awful. Even corrected, it’s closer to 20/100 than 20/20
Here in Vegas, at North America's biggest unmanned systems show, warbots abound even as the defense industry explores its civilian side
The United States ran into crossfire on Wednesday after it called for “flexibility” in climate talks, even if this approach could not guarantee meeting the UN’s target on global warming.
New York police on Wednesday launched what officials say is a revolutionary camera surveillance system that will simultaneously scan the streets and call up data on suspects.
Google on Wednesday began allowing users to extend online searches to include messages stored in accounts at Web-based email service Gmail.