We coddle them in a multitude of ways, taking great pains to make sure they are healthy and worry when they are not. When they pass on, the loss for many is as profound as any other. Perhaps we do so much for our pets because, according to a variety
A planetary shift is under way. Many sense this shift internally and we perceive that time is accelerating. It’s hard to keep up.
Banners are nice for spreading the message. We made 350 Ron Paul banners for the primary in New Hampshire. But what do you do when there is nowhere you can place a banner? When you need to reach out and touch someone. Why not try a laser graphics pro
simple vitamin B3, also known as nicotinamide (NAM), taken in high doses may effectively thwart staph and other potentially life-threatening infections without the need for drugs.
We've seen hydrogels--the squishy material of the future--do some neat tricks before.
The four-legged bot is now faster than Usain Bolt
One of the robots under development by DARPA for the purpose of “emergency response” and humanitarian missions has beaten the human world speed record set in 2009 by athlete Usain Bolt.
Records are made to be broken, and a bunch of students at the University of Maryland are smashing the ones they just set earlier this summer.
The results of a gigantic biology project — called ENCODE — were released today. The project covered ten years of effort by over 400 scientists and has culminated in 30 scientific papers published today.
The Forest Products Laboratory of the US Forest Service has opened a US$1.7 million pilot plant for the production of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) from wood by-products materials such as wood chips and sawdust.
Here I show you how to make pure SiO2 powder using two relatively common chemicals.
The periodic table is a table of the chemical elements in which the elements are arranged by order of atomic number in such a way that the periodic properties (chemical periodicity) of the elements are made clear.
Some smartphone apps collect and transmit sensitive information stored on a phone, including location, contacts, and Web browsing histories, even when the apps are not being used by the phone’s owner, according to two researchers at the Massachusetts
An aircraft that resembles a four-point ninja star could go into supersonic mode by simply turning 90 degrees in midair.
The human brain is not immune to hackers.
Scientists in England can now see through walls — kind of.
The human genome is packed with at least four million gene switches that reside in bits of DNA that once were dismissed as “junk” but that turn out to play critical roles in controlling how cells, organs and other tissues behave.
NASA's orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has recorded more spectacular activity in the Sun's atmosphere, with a solar flare whipping half a million miles into space, and sending a cloud of electrically charged particles in Earth's direction.
Spinal cord injury victims may be able to look forward to life beyond a wheelchair via a robotic leg prosthesis controlled by brain waves.
A*STAR scientists have identified a biomarker of the most lethal form of brain tumours in adults
Scientists on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have designed a compound that shows promise as a potential therapy for one of the diseases closely linked to fragile X syndrome
Longer resuscitation efforts improve the chances of survival in patients who suffer cardiac arrest in a hospital, new research contends.
Science can make blind mice see again and deaf mice hear — now scent-deprived mice can sniff their surroundings and smell for the first time, after a new gene therapy.
Never mind the Jose Canseco method for dream control. MIT researchers have successfully reached inside the brains of rats and manipulated their dreams using an audio cue conditioned into them during the previous day.
If you’re anything other than a mid-sized adult male or a small, lightweight adult woman, beware. Your senior citizen ribs, massive toddler head, or full-gear, military uniformed body has never been crash tested.
This summer, they were ready to fly a little, indulge in a splashy vacation. So they saved their money and flew to Thailand in June, went to visit the Phi Phi Islands. And there, as a flood of mid-June news stories made obvious, things went very wron
Moises Velasquez-Manoff was on the road to Tijuana, where he’d meet a man who would infect him with hookworms.
Can a $35 computer persuade kids to put down their smartphones and try their hands at programming?
Natural Fullerenes and Related Structures of Elemental Carbon Frans J.M. Rietmeijer (Editor) A volume in the Developments in Fullerene Science series.
Graphene, a single layer of the common graphite, is a largely overlooked allotrope of carbon as compared to the more popular ‘eternal’ diamonds