The 'biggest breakthrough since the jet' could reach anywhere in the world in just four hours or power a spaceplane into orbit with no need for rocket stages.
Astronomers have underestimated the strength of gravitational waves, which means they ought to be able to see them now, say astrophysicists
We are using about 20 per cent less fuel at the asphalt plant than we would otherwise be using so an enormous saving in fuel costs and enormous saving in the green house gases that are associated with that," said Judd. Judd said the new recycled
"Our research showed children don't need a lot of intense physical activity to get the health benefits of exercise - seven minutes or more of vigorous physical activity was all that was required. But the seven minutes had to be intense to prevent w
A DARPA project suggests a mix of man and machine may be the most efficient way to spot danger.
Each morning, when Andrew Fikes sat down at his desk inside Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, he turned on the “VC” link to New York.
"Cognitive decline as we age can develop into dementia, and unravelling the factors that are linked to this decline could be crucial for finding ways to prevent the condition. These results underline the importance of looking after your cardiovascul
Medical marijuana is now legal in 18 states, but it's clear we've discovered a fraction of its potential for health.
The former teacher and church minister was born on November 4, 1902, in Tunstall, Staffordshire. Reflecting on all he has witnessed, he said: ‘I remember before the days of Tarmac, the roads were all dust heaps. ‘I can remember hearing about
, electron beams are being created that possess an inner rotation, similarly to a tornado. These "vortex beams" cannot only be used to display objects, but to investigate material-specific properties - with precision on a nanometer scale. A new bre
The researchers believe that patients suffering from irregular or slow heart beats could be treated with an injection of new heart cells grown from stem cells to create a “biological pacemaker” that will regulate their heartbeat.
The military and GE have made strides toward a practical detonation engine.
Scientists at Wake Forest University in North Carolina have developed a “tissue printer” that “prints” cartilage, the flexible connective tissue that cushions our bones and joints.
The Delhi government imposed a blanket ban on the use of all plastic bags on Friday in an attempt to tackle the city’s mounting rubbish problems, an official said.
Another person has died of a mysterious respiratory virus and three more cases have been discovered in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the World Health Organization said Friday.
Cycling or walking to school increases a child’s ability to concentrate in the classroom, the results of a Danish study published Friday showed.
In an interview with MSNBC host Alex Witt, Reverend Billy Talen of the Church of Stop Shopping linked the journey of millions to storefronts on Black Friday to the global warming that ultimately fueled Superstorm Sandy.
CPV company SolFocus is up for sale, a reflection of rapidly falling solar power prices, while startup Semprius moves ahead on demo CPV system.
The makers of the Argos II retinal prosthetic have devised a way to help blind people read Braille. Their first reported tests with a person wearing an Argos II indicate that this method could help blind people with the implant read signs and short s
Pearson is the world’s largest book publisher. Now it wants to be a one-stop shop for digital education.
Computer-security researcher Eugene Kaspersky says he is testing control software that won’t run malicious code.
the World Health Organization announced four new cases of the novel coronavirus that caused a great deal of worry immediately before the October hajj season. (Earlier posts here and here.)
You have a secret that can ruin your life.
It’s the scourge of stores everywhere: “showrooming,” the act of going to a store to see and touch a product, then using your phone to find and order the same item for a lower price online.
After Thanksgiving dinner, many people start to feel a little drowsy.
Perhaps there is a bit of truth to the stereotype about being fat and happy — new research finds that people who have a gene linked with obesity may have a slightly lower risk of depression.
Greener, more efficient chemical processes would benefit greatly from solid oxide catalysts that are choosier about their reactants, but achieving this has proven a challenge. Now researchers from Northwestern U
A reactor at a Swiss nuclear plant that automatically shut down due to a defect was brought back online Thursday evening, the operator said.
they acquire hundreds of genetic changes early in development that could set them on different paths, according to new research.
“Of course, there are still likely to be errors in both the English text and the translation into Chinese, and the results can sometimes be humorous” Rashid warns. “Still, the technology has developed to be quite useful.”