"Bath salts," the recently popular stimulant drugs made with synthetic chemicals, may be more addictive than methamphetamine, one of the most addictive drugs of abuse, a new study on rats suggests.
Penrose's work rests on an interpretation of the mathematician Kurt Godel's incompleteness theorem, which states that certain results cannot be proven by a computer algorithm. Penrose argues that human mathematicians are capable of proving so-calle
Finally they found out that there is only one single pathway that is consistent with the fast energy dissipation and previous experimental observations
The bigger the plane, the worse the pilot," he told me. "The airlines are trying to dumb down most of the entire fleet, and the pilots are losing all their flying skills. They don't want pilots; they want computer geeks instead of someone who can
In the future, you--like the pufferfish--could have so many teeth that you'll wear necklaces made out of your spares. It'll be weird.
David Gallo shows jaw-dropping footage of amazing sea creatures, including a color-shifting cuttlefish, a perfectly camouflaged octopus, and a Times Square's worth of neon light displays from fish who live in the blackest depths of the ocean.
After over a year of work on a proof-of-concept vehicle, the FishPi project is developing a prototype of an autonomous ocean-going surface vehicle that is powered by the sun and controlled with a Raspberry Pi unit.
A team of university students is counting down toward the ultimate science ride, a weightless flight aboard a modified NASA jet to see just how certain fires burn in zero gravity.
Though the sun is currently in the peak year of its 11-year solar weather cycle, our closest star has been rather quiet over all, scientists say.
Jonathan Trappe was the first person to fly across the English Channel relying on a cluster of helium balloons alone. Now he's trying something much more daring — a similar flight, but across the Atlantic.
Aston University students entered their cardboard and plywood hydrogen-powered racecar in the Shell Eco-Design competition and won.
Say hello to ATLAS, one of the most advanced humanoid robots ever built!
Colorimetric sensing techniques require only the naked eye or ordinary visible color photography and are attractive because of their low cost, use of inexpensive equipment, and above all, their simple-to-understand results.
Technology for monitoring brain activity and eye movements might someday be used to detect when a person is falling asleep while driving, and alert them to prevent an accident.
The intriguing thing is that the spinal cord actually attempts to repair itself. Yet due to several factors which are still not entirely understood, natural regeneration stops shortly after it begins. Over the last 30 years, scientists have worked to
A zoom to the star HD 189733:A zoom from Hubble orbiting 600 km above the Earth's surface towards the star HD 189733; flying through the asterism of the "Summer Triangle" and past the famous planetary nebula M27.
The robots in "Pacific Rim," a science-fiction film by Guillermo del Toro that comes out today (July 12), are roughly human-shaped, but as tall as a skyscraper and able to run, jump, fight and travel through water and upper Earth orbit.
Americans may be switching to smaller cars, but their appetite for big screens continues to grow. The average size of TVs sold in the United States jumped from about 32 inches in 2006 to 38 inches in 2012, according to the Consumer Electronics Associ
Scientists aim to equip manned crews to Mars with innovative devices that keep track of social interactions and provide instant feedback when conflict and other troubles regarding teamwork emerge.
An upcoming study in the Astrophysical Journal Letters will detail the first ever determination of a distant exoplanet’s color, thanks to the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
A team of researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are trying to develop wearable technology for dogs that would allow them to communicate with humans, Rachel Metz at MIT Tech Review reports.
The quickest slap measured during the study clocked in at a speed of 48 miles per hour.
Due to the need for very small amounts of light to be used, scientists are in a perpetual journey to discover more sensitive spectroscopy methods.
Like a pencil, the Beta Pen has no ink and writes on paper.
Back in April, PopMech profiled the guys behind the human-powered helicopter Atlas, who just won the $250,000 Sikorsky Prize. Here's a detailed look at their long journey to victory.
Here's a quick look at the Lumia 1020's massive 41MP massive sensor.
In an unprecedented feat for naval aviation, an unmanned US jet has managed to succesfully land aboard an aircraft carrier
Glyphosate, one the world's top-selling herbicide formulas, is also one of the most toxic, according to a recent study published in the open-access journal Ecotoxicology.
Though it often takes an excessive amount of time for regulatory agencies to catch up with the latest science on chemical safety, a handful of noxious chemicals have been effectively banned over the years after being identified as serious threats to
Over 85 percent of all pancreatic cancers are diagnosed late, when someone has less than two percent chance of survival. How could this be? Jack Andraka talks about how he developed a promising early detection test for pancreatic cancer that’s....