Alexis Lonelle Romero

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Scientists are on the cusp of these 15 discoveries that will transform the world

Our smartphones are more powerful computers than the Apollo 11 mission to the moon used. Many of the devicIes that power our everyday lives would have been unimaginable a century ago.<p>It's a tough world to keep up in.<p>Concerned about what they argue is a lack of funding and appreciation in the US for …

University of Washington

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

Killer robots: The soldiers that never sleep

In the city of Daejeon, South Korea, an arms manufacturer has designed and built a gun turret that’s able to identify, track and shoot targets, theoretically without the need for human mediation. Who will teach these robot soldiers the rules of engagement?<p>On a green hill overlooking the tree-lined …

Running as Pain Relief

Vigorous exercise harnesses the body’s own pain-control mechanisms.<p>As much as running sometimes hurts, it can also relieve pain—so much so that exercise is sometimes suggested as a pain-management approach for chronic pain patients. But it’s not clear exactly how exercise reduces pain, or what …

Scientists Discover Vast Water Tank 600 Thousand Kilometres Beneath The Surface Of The Earth

For a long time, the dominant theory about how water came to be on this Earth supposed that water was brought to Earth by icy comets that crashed …

The Age Of Biotechnology Has Arrived

In a talk at this year's InformationWeek Conference, Adriana Karaboutis, a former Dell CIO and current executive vice president of technology and …

Business Technology

Scientists use therapeutic cloning to fix mitochondrial genes | Reuters

CHICAGO U.S. researchers have used a controversial cloning technique to make new, healthy, perfectly matched stem cells from the skin of patients …

Genetics

Physicists just discovered a different type of particle that will spawn an entirely new field of research

On July 14 a team working with the world's most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider, announced that they had discovered an entirely new type of particle that's unlike anything they've seen before: the pentaquark.<p>"The pentaquark is not just any new particle," the LHCb …

Lexus' hoverboard 'is like floating on a cushion of air'

The Lexus hoverboard is real, folks. It's not computer-generated imagery you're looking at, and it's not smoke and mirrors. In fact, what looks a lot like smoke emanating from below the Japanese luxury brand's hoverboard is actually caused by the liquid nitrogen required to keep the 'board's …

Hoverboards

A closer look at the motorcycle El Chapo used to escape prison

What Sort Of Bike Powered The Great Escape?<p>Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, better known by his nickname, El Chapo, stands five-feet, five-inches tall. This defining trait – his nickname, not coincidentally, can be translated as "Shorty" in Spanish – is an important detail in his escape, as the …

Astronomers discover Jupiter twin around solar twin

Using data collected by the an ESO telescope, researchers recently located a Jupiter-like gas planet orbiting a sun nearly identical to our own.