Oriental fruit flies are one of the biggest scourges to farmers around the globe, often forcing officials to put crops into quarantine just to keep Bactrocera dorsalis shut out.
A new material developed at Harvard and MIT adds a distinctly cybernetic element to the science of tissue engineering. The 3-D mesh of transistors and cells, which can support tissue growth while monitoring its health and progress
“The smartphone in your pocket has more computing power than the spacecraft that took the Apollo 11 astronauts to the moon,” says anyone trying to impress anyone else with the massive scaling of computing power over the last few decades.
Swarms of caretaker robots will soon buzz around the damaged coral reefs of Scotland, re-cementing broken sections with utmost precision.
There's only one it's-the-future-why-don't-we-have-x trope that rivals the flying car, and that's the space elevator. (First proposed in 1895, it might even predate it.) The idea of a giant tower that can carry us from Earth to outer space is legend
Cody Wilson (WikiWeapon) talks about printable guns - Tarrin Lupo (author, Pirates of Savannah) on Paul Festival and the RNC in Tampa - Ed Vallejo provides a summary of his experiences while attending Paul Festival over the weekend, and what is going
Arctic sea ice, the white cap that covers the watery northern edge of the planet, has melted back to a record low level.
A new material developed at Harvard and MIT adds a distinctly cybernetic element to the science of tissue engineering.
a strict metabolic diet and receiving high-dose intravenous injections of vitamin C has helped successfully reverse the progression of her breast cancer, to the shock of many conventional doctors.
Bill Nye, host of the popular nineties children’s show Bill Nye the Science Guy, is warning parents to not teach their children creationism because, he says, it does them a disservice by undermining their scientific understanding and development.
A rogue state is on the verge of developing a deadly biological weapon against which the rest of the world has no defense. Its connections to extremist groups and smugglers, regime could be planning to launch bio attacks on U.S. allies and interests.
Today, countless websites are facing the epic amounts of online data that first hit Facebook a half decade ago. But according to Facebook engineering bigwig Jay Parikh, these sites have it so much easier.
We at GeekDad are sorry to report on the passing of legendary Astronaut Neil Armstrong at the age of 82. While he was best known for being the first human to set foot on the Moon during Apollo 11, his career is the stuff of legends.
Inspired by maverick genius Nikola Tesla, Wil Cashen invented an electric pickup truck. Now the Los Angeles-based engineer and entrepreneur wants to pay homage to his role model by making a docudrama about the eccentric Serbian-American inventor.
Neil Armstrong — who has died at the age of 82 — was best known as the commander of Apollo 11, but his career at NASA began nearly a decade earlier as a research test pilot.
More than 40 years after Neil Armstrong landed on the moon, humans continue to push the frontiers of space exploration but missions are being tempered by costs, a trend that concerned the astronaut.
It’s beginning to look a lot like a big season in the United States for mobile gadgets, with the still-rumored launch by Apple in September of a new iPhone, expected to ignite fresh growth in the smartphone market in the US and worldwide.
A new military study has found that almost 6 percent of soldiers who took hand-to-hand combat courses at a Texas Army base were struck in the suffered symptoms the Pentagon says are consistent with concussions, also mild traumatic brain injuries
Christopher Nolan’s 2010 blockbuster Inception is set in a distant future where military technology enables one to infiltrate and surreptitiously alter other people’s dreams.
A series of earthquakes measuring up to 5.4 rattled southern California, Arizona and the Mexican border region Sunday, seismologists said, although no damage or injuries were immediately reported.
An experimental drug is showing some promise in slowing the decline in thinking and memory that comes with Alzheimer's disease, especially in people with milder forms of the illness.
As Mars rover Curiosity approaches its terrifying landing, we have to face the fact that ‘Mars wins most of the time’
The Mars rover Curiosity’s first roll was more than a cause for celebration — it will help pinpoint where the rover set down, and emblazon the name of its maker into the Martian soil. Curiosity’s wheels have holes arranged in the Morse code pattern f
A massive, indoor hurricane simulator could save your life
Plastic or silk threads covered with temperature sensors and micro-heaters could keep tabs on infections and provide therapy.
Kari Stefansson says his genetic research company has shown that older fathers pass many more DNA mutations to their children.
From flying saucers to fossilized human fingers, people takes some leaps of logic
how that the genetic switch known as a transcription factor represses the expression of several genes that are necessary for the formation of synaptic connections between brain cells, which in turn could contribute to loss of brain mass in the prefro
Waste Management signs a deal with Renmatix to explore making fuel and high-value chemicals from urban waste.
Although Eli Lilly's anti-amyloid compound fails to slow decline in two large trials, patients with mild forms of the disease show some benefit