A former Yahoo search engineer raises funds to bring sophisticated data mining and modeling to the business world.
Living neurons are coming up with better solutions for electricity distribution than people can.
One man's experience with LED grow lights
Ancient DNA recovered from a series of skeletons in central Germany up to 7,500 years old has been used to reconstruct the first detailed genetic history of modern Europe.
A Singapore clean-tech company called Gcorelab has just received $482,000 (S$589,000) in funding for a new technology that promises to control the thermal issues that have plagued lithium-ion batteries.
As machines take on more jobs, many find themselves out of work or with raises indefinitely postponed. Is this the end of growth? No, says Erik Brynjolfsson -- it’s simply the growing pains of a radically reorganized economy.
he Obama administration that has continued to resist the legalization on a federal level of medical marijuana. They still insist that there is no medical use for marijuana when all the science proves the government to be dead wrong. They hunt the wor
This is the first study to compare smoking marijuana and pills that contain the psychoactive chemical in the plant.
A pill form of marijuana may work just as well to relieve pain as the smoked form, but with fewer side effects, new research suggests.
Can you identify the gas that makes up most of Earth's atmosphere? If yes, you may be surprised to be among the minority in the United States.
A new synthetic type of biofuel created by mixing and matching bits of DNA from different organisms could one day replace diesel and jet fuel, scientists say.
On Saturday afternoon, the wet snow piled in the mountains of the Loveland Pass gave way, creating a fatal avalanche.
Imagine an electric vehicle that can get you to work -- or anywhere in a six-mile radius -- quickly, without traffic frustrations or gasoline.
Deep brain stimulation is becoming very precise. This technique allows surgeons to place electrodes in almost any area of the brain, and turn them up or down -- like a radio dial or thermostat -- to correct dysfunction.
Does texting mean the death of good writing skills? John McWhorter posits that there’s much more to texting -- linguistically, culturally -- than it seems, and it’s all good news.
Software turns simple line drawings into 3-D objects.
The Renault concept car the Twin'Z is seen here against a city backdrop. Design elements of the car will likely be incorporated into Renault's Twingo due for release in 2014.
Within hours of the Boston Marathon bombing, investigators were already overwhelmed. Bloody clothing, bags, shoes and other evidence from victims and witnesses were piling up. Videos and still images, thousands of them, were beginning to accumulate.
It is impractical! And cool! And we would like to fly it.
The United States is a deeply unhappy place. We are a nation that is absolutely consumed by fear, stress, anger and depression.
Incoming text gets translated into braille through little pins, constantly moving up and down to convey what's happening in the phone.
Facebook is building a 1.4-million-square-foot data center on the outskirts of Des Moines, Iowa, according to a local report.
Plan to spend $10bn on updating nuclear bombs goes against 2010 pledge not to deploy new weapons, say critics
A recent NASA report throws the space agency into conflict with its climatologists after new NASA measurements prove that carbon dioxide acts as a coolant in Earth's atmosphere.
You don't even need Congress to enact meaningful reform.
Mars One has begun accepting video applications for a mission to colonize the red planet in 2023.
Put aside, for a moment, whatever you might suspect about anyone’s motives for bombing the Boston Marathon, since no one actually knows yet.
A new commercial U.S. rocket soared into the Virginia sky Sunday (April 21) on a debut flight that paves the way for eventual cargo flights to the International Space Station for NASA.
Nest adds “energy services” with utilities to shift heavy air conditioning loads and tune home efficiency.
IBM Researchers build solar concentrator that generates electricity and enough heat for desalination or cooling.