Neodymium magnet in copper pipe
A group of artists is staging an exhibition of sculptures made from tonnes of trash collected on Mount Everest, highlighting the toll that decades of mountaineering have taken on the world’s highest peak.
Web-surfing Russians endured a brief scare Wednesday that the authorities had blocked YouTube after the video-sharing website appeared on a list of banned addresses, in what officials later called a “technical mistake”.
A reactor at a Swiss nuclear plant shut down automatically Wednesday due to a defect, the operator said, stressing that the procedure had been completely safe.
Deep-frying a turkey can be a delicious Thanksgiving treat—or a deadly conflagration, as our rather dramatic video shows
Remotely operated excavators for mining in the abyss
We Americans raised about 254 million turkeys this year, and ran up a $9.1 million turkey trade deficit by importing even more birds from Canada, according to the Census Bureau.
Did the Mars rover Curiosity sniff signs of life last week? It’s not clear yet, but scientists have definitely seen something interesting.
Infrasonic sound can have very unusual non-auditory effects on the body. But does it kill?
The U.S. will still need more big breakthroughs to eliminate the need for imported oil.
High schools, grammar schools, and kindergartens are a large and growing market for Apple’s iPad.
Flying grenades. Mini spy blimps. Robotic bombbusters. Suicide-vest spotters. Battlefield 3D printers. The Army is retooling for a very austere, very remote way of war. And the gear that's required is very different from the hardware that came before
These days Hewlett Packard can’t do anything right. But, in particular, it really can’t do software.
Disney researchers invented a humanoid animatron that plays a lifelike game of catch.
Potential to make better solar cells? Check. Improved televisions down the road? Check. Pretty? Check.
Much of the internet is buzzing over upcoming “big news” from NASA’s Curiosity rover, but the space agency’s scientists are keeping quiet about the details.
Get into a cab and it’s safe to assume the driver knows the ins, outs, shortcuts and potential traffic tie-ups between you and your destination.
A Texas high school student is being suspended for refusing to wear a student ID card implanted with a radio-frequency identification chip.
nt Jin Shang and research Fellow Gang Li from the Melbourne School of Engineering, have developed a new sieve that allows carbon dioxide molecules to be trapped and stored. "The findings published in the Journal of the American Chem
The scientists in charge of NASA's Curiosity rover are sitting on some exciting, but not-yet-confirmed news, NPR's Joe Palca reports.
A new class of gel-based sponges can be molded to any shape, soak up drugs or stem cells, shrink down and be injected into the body, where they inflate to their original size and leak out their contents.
An alliance of some of the world’s largest investment groups, worth a combined total of $22 trillion in assets, urged world leaders this week to take calls for action on climate change seriously.
Environmentalists are warning that Mexico, the cradle of corn, risks damaging its staple if the government gives US firms the green light to plant genetically-modified maize in huge swaths of land.
How do fast-paced video games affect the brain?
Members of the public don’t know much about science, and they seem fine to leave science to the scientists. That’s Trouble.
A Stanford geneticist says humans have so many genetic mutations that we're less intelligent than our ancestors, and it's getting worse. Eugenicists 100 years ago had similar hypotheses.
Nigel Ackland, 53, has been fitted with a carbon fiber mechanical hand he can control with muscles in his upper arm to type on a computer keyboard or hold a raw egg without cracking it, The Sun reported. Sensors in the $40,000 prosthesis react to
Scientists have reversed paralysis in dogs after injecting them with cells grown from the lining of their nose.
The World Bank warned Sunday that global temperatures could rise by four degrees this century without immediate action, with potentially devastating consequences for coastal cities and the poor.
In a somewhat paradoxical finding, being intoxicated on alcohol could help you survive a traumatic injury, according to a study to be published in the December issue of the journal Alcohol.