Space exploration has many challenges, but one inconvenient fact in particular – the lack of oxygen in much of the universe – poses a real challenge to making offworld exploration and living a reality.
Space Exploration Technologies, the Elon Musk-owned company better known as SpaceX, has been heavily recruiting engineers from Microsoft and other companies in the region as it gears up a new Seattle-area office.
The world is an interesting place, but it's fascinating up close. Through the lens of a microscope you can find details that you would otherwise never notice. But now you can.
Tesla's next car, the P85D, will have two motors and all-wheel drive.
Tesla and SpaceX C.E.O. Elon Musk said he was worried that people didn't understand how fast artificial intelligence was progressing, and expressed his concern that, in a worst-case scenario, a "super-intelligent" machine might decide to destro
Technological advances haven't just led to more comfortable homes and more productive workplaces, they've also provided thrillseekers with new and inventive ways to get the adrenalin pumping, with Wakeboarding (now possible without a boat), skydiving
How gentle electric buzzes can give a man sensations in a hand he's lost
Any one of the rounds could have killed him, he said, adding that he shouldn't have survived. "After I'd figured out I was getting shot I said, 'God, get me home to my girls.' That was my first prayer to God, real prayer." Day fou
But although I got treatment, I quit at around the age when, according to large epidemiological studies, most people who have diagnosable addiction problems do so—without treatment. The early to mid-20s is also the period when the prefrontal cortex
Virgin Galactic's suborbital space plane took to the skies again Tuesday (Oct. 7), just three days after a big anniversary celebration for the vehicle's predecessor.
Three scientists have jointly earned the Nobel Prize in physics for their work on blue LEDs, or light-emitting diodes.
Plus, great shots an Illinois man caught while standing in his backyard.
In 1873, a German physicist named Ernst Abbe set a boundary on the field of microscopy. He came up with the resolution limit for optical microscopes, which is roughly half the wavelength of light.
We've been hearing some crazy stories of 3D printers changing lives lately, but this story might just top it all.
Amid concerns about 3D printed guns, one man has made a prototype of a weapon everyone can agree on: a 3D printed machine gun that shoots paper airplanes.
When he speaks, scientists listen. Considered by many as the smartest living man in the world, professor Stephen Hawking once bet another scientist a hundred bucks he would never find the so-called "God gene." Years ago, scientists made s
he discovery may lead to new treatments and perhaps even a total cure in the future, bringing relief to as many as 5 million Americans thought to have the disease. To solve the Fibromyalgia mystery, researchers zeroed in on the skin from the hand of
Sufferers of psoriasis, an incurable skin disease that breaks out in scaly red plaques and also causes the skin to peel, will shortly get a new ally in the management of the condition.
His brain implants could one day halt epileptic episodes and allow amputees to control prostheses with their minds.
Dengue fever is spread primarily by the aedes aegypti mosquito, and also by aedes albopictus, more commonly known as the asian tiger mosquito. Aedes aegypti is the culprit in nearly every dengue fever epidemic, while aedes albopictus gets credit for
Rolls-Royce is set to join the race to delete the driver – and the chauffeur too.
The penises grown in a lab: Scientists say organs could be tested on humans within five years.
Using specially synthesized crystalline materials, scientists from the University of Southern Denmark have created a substance that is able to absorb and store oxygen in such high concentrations that just one bucketful is enough to remove all of the
Here, from Old Souls in a New World, is the amazing story of Elvis Presley's DNA, Indian traders and their Cherokee brides on the Southeastern frontier, haplogroup X, Egyptian T, Berber U, Jewish J and the personal stories of a selection from the f
Alzheimer's disease, a severe form of dementia, affects an estimated 5.2 million Americans, according to 2013 statistics.1 Approximately 7.7 million new cases of dementia are identified every year—which amounts to one new case every four seconds.
We are currently in the midst of the sixth mass extinction event in the history of life on Earth, warns an international research team in a new scientific research review published in the journal Science.
A NASA-backed study explores an innovative way to dramatically cut the cost of a human expedition to Mars -- put the crew in stasis.
At some level, the ethanol the yeast produce becomes toxic. And brewer's yeast tends to grow best at moderate temperatures (30 degrees Celsius), while biofuel production works best at temperatures around 40 degrees Celsius.
While the largest of these objects measure 1.18 inches, the smallest are only 1/10,000th of an inch, and many exhibit Golden Mean proportions. Their shape suggests that they are manufactured and not naturally occurring metal fragments. In fact, they
Given they aren't covered by oceans, it's maybe not so surprising that we know more about the topography of the Moon and Mars than we do about Earth's ocean depths.