OSIRIS-REx will scoop up a couple of ounces of dirt from the asteroid Bennu and bring it back to Earth.
The robot can course at 22 kilometers per hour.
Flesh-eating bacteria amputee Aimee Copeland now uses the latest technology in prosthetic hands to chop vegetables, pick up tiny items like Skittles, and comb and iron press her hair.
In 2013, approximately 1,600 young high school scientists from more than 70 countries were selected to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
The April 17 fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, that killed 14 people and nearly obliterated a small town has renewed calls for the EPA to act on this proposal, which would grant the agency authority under the Clean Air Act to require facilit
The industry and the F.A.A. say the climate effects of flying civilians into space will be negligible, but some scientists fret about the accumulation of black carbon in the stratosphere.
A so-called metal-organic framework could offer a better way to get at the vast uranium resource dissolved in the ocean.
The mental fuzziness induced by cancer treatment could be eased by cognitive exercises performed online, say researchers.
Haptic technology like the Sensable Phantom makes manipulating 3D digital objects intuitive and responsive, allowing for a range of uses including prototyping, surgery practice, virtual sculpting, and interactive museum displays.
Imagine peering into a microscope and finding yourself in a garden.
The idea of an “artificial leaf” sounds simple enough: Take a small, cheap, light-collecting device the size of a typical leaf, dunk it in a quart of water, and use solar energy to generate enough hydrogen gas for powering a small fuel cell.
Of more than 4,000 academic papers published over 20 years, 97.1% agreed that climate change is anthropogenic
It's 1.7 miles long. Its surface is covered in a sticky black substance similar to the gunk at the bottom of a barbecue.
A team of scientists has won a berth on a tiny satellite to explore one of NASA's most important frontiers in climate studies: the imbalance in Earth's energy budget and the extent to which fast-changing phenomena, like clouds, contribute to that imb
For those with the greatest increase in coronary artery calcium buildup (300 units or more), the study found a more than six-fold increase in coronary heart disease incidents independent of other risk factors for heart disease.
hey include being physically active, avoiding smoking, following a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy body mass index, and controlling blood sugar levels, blood pressure and cholesterol. They then compared the incidence of blood clots among those wh
Tesla basically responded by saying that as long as you get the technology right, the style doesn't really matter. Musk leveled this exact charge at rival Henrik Fisker: ...he is a designer or stylist… he thinks the reason we don’t have electric
Prototype spots swelling and bleeding in a pilot study—but the novel technique employed is relatively unproven.
From the 'holy disbelief, Batman' file: Korean electronics giant LG is rumored to be developing a washing machine that doesn't use water. Although details are scant, Mashable has more on the chatter.
Blind trust in black box, or click-and-run, software is a growing problem in science, and the concern extends to big data and high performance computing.
The concept of a liquid, paint-on solar cell is old news these days, but a research team from the University at Buffalo in New York has come up with an interesting new angle.
Injectable nanogel can monitor blood-sugar levels and secrete insulin when needed.
According to Dr. F. Karach, M.D, oilpulling is very simple, completely harmless, and inexpensive therapy which totally heals head-aches, bronchitis, tooth pain, thrombosis, eczema, ulcers and diseases of stomach, intestines, heart, blood, kidney, liv
he miracle comeback happened at The Alfred hospital in Melbourne, which has been testing a method using both mechanical CPR machine that performs chest compressions and a portable heart-lung machine to keep oxygen and blood flowing within the body. T
A new kind of laser developed by scientists could potentially replace the conventional semiconductor lasers now widely used in telecommunications and consumer electronics, researchers say.
Have scientists discovered a lost city?
Researchers announced Wednesday, May 15, in the journal Cell that they've been able to make stable colonies of embryonic stem cells by injecting the DNA from 'adult' human cells into a human egg cell emptied out of its genetic material.
Airbus pulled its newest airliner, the A350 XWB, out of the paint booth this week and may well be the big story at the upcoming Paris Air Show.
Another advantage of the biopolymer is its large molecular weight or size, which prevents it from seeping out of the joint, enabling longer lasting cartilage protection. Unlike the leading synovial fluid supplement, which lasts one or two days, the n
Research in Australia has shown that a different strain of Wolbachia can prevent the spread of dengue fever by mosquitoes. That research is more advanced and has been shown to work in large trials in the wild. Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the N