The Vessel-ID System investigation on ISS tracks the Automatic Identification System (AIS) signal that is emitted from sea-faring ships on Earth. It relays ship position reports to tracking stations on the ground.
In a medical first, a woman in Sweden has given birth after receiving a womb transplant, the doctor who performed the pioneering procedure said Friday.
Does water have a fourth phase, beyond solid, liquid and vapor?
This epic video isn't a CGI outtake from Lord of the Rings. It's proof that a guy with a quadcopter managed to get very, very close to an erupting Icelandic volcano—close enough to melt the face of the GoPro camera that shot the video.
When a person's skin is burnt or otherwise injured, part of the body's healing process involves boosting oxygen levels in the damaged tissue.
While most are familiar with the potential for 3D printers to pump out plastic odds and ends for around the home, the technology also has far-reaching applications in the medical field.
This could potentially make fuel cells, space travel, and scuba diving a lot more efficient.
The most fascinating thing about DMT, or N,N-dimethyltryptamine, is that it occurs naturally in the human body, as well as in many other animal and plant species. Think about that one for one second, the most potent psychedelic known to man, and we a
A Texas man just back from West Africa has been confirmed as the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S.
Two scientists at the University of Rochester have taken invisibility cloaking back to basics.
Another idea is to replace metal with much lighter plastic composite materials – which is already happening on Boeing's 50% plastic 787 Dreamliner – but de Haan believes that by "thinking in composites" instead of simply swapping the materi
Scientists at the University of Rochester have discovered a way to hide large objects from sight using inexpensive and readily available lenses, a technology that seems to have sprung from the pages of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter fantasy series.
With its incredible strength, chemical stability, high thermal conductivity and low electrical resistance, it's no wonder that graphene is finding more and more uses.
This year's Nobel Prize for Medicine won't be announced until Monday, October 6, but if you wanted to place a bet on who might win, Thomson Reuters has rounded up some of 2014's most promising candidates.
We've seen a number of robotic prosthetic hands intended for amputees, but what about those that still have their hands but have lost function through nerve damage?
Or it could just end up benefiting the US military industrial complex.
he experiences reported by NDEers diverge greatly, however, from the experiences usually reported under the conditions of hypoxia and REM intrusion, Mays said: "NDEers almost always report that they have had a hyper-real experience that far outshin
School of Medicine in Detroit have bred mice who cannot produce serotonin in their brains, which should theoretically make them chronically depressed. But researchers instead found that the mice showed no signs of depression, but instead acted aggres
With the first of a new generation of genetically engineered crops ready to hit the market, the battle lines are being drawn.
In 2009, we had a look at the Wearable Artificial Kidney (WAK) concept that promised patients suffering from kidney failure an alternative to conventional dialysis.
A successful test in passing information from light into matter – using the teleportation of the quantum state of a photon via optical fiber cable to a receiving crystal located over 25 km (15 mi) away – has been claimed by physicists at the Univ
Clingy barnacles might be something of a nuisance for seafarers, but these stubborn shellfish and their relatives could hold the key to a new breed of sticky materials.
Despite significant progress in medical treatments of severe burn wounds, infection and subsequent sepsis persist as frequent causes of morbidity and mortality for burn victims.
British physicist Brian Cox is challenged by the presenter of Radio 4's 'Life Scientific', Jim Al-Khalili, to explain the rules of quantum mechanics in just a minute. Brian succeeds; while conceding that the idea that everything is inherently probabi
Google X research lab boss Astro Teller says experimental wireless balloons will test delivering Internet access throughout the Southern Hemisphere by next year.
Modern Meadow's CEO explains how he'll culture leather and make steak from giant vats brewing muscle and skin cells.
Oculus is closing in on the consumer release of its Rift virtual reality headset, accelerated by an aggressive hiring spree since the company was acquired by Facebook for $2bn in March.
Scientists Claim That Quantum Theory Proves Consciousness Moves To Another Universe At Death
Our stereotype of a spacesuit involves an astronaut clad in a bulky white outfit like some outer space Michelin Man wearing a rucksack – and about as graceful.
This week entrepreneur Peter Thiel let the Popular Science staff pick his brain on everything from the future of currency to whether or not he'd hire a sentient robot.