18-year-old Indian student Rifath Sharook's invention weighs just over two OUNCES. Although the space shuttle program may have been temporarily halted in the United States, NASA is still alive and well
By Amanda Erickson Amanda Erickson Foreign affairs reporter focusing on the post-Soviet world Email Bio Follow If you've traveled even a little bit, you’ve surely had the experience of sharing a public
The three-hull design is more heavily armed than the American ship that inspired it. A new frigate design being built for China's People's Liberation Army Navy bears a striking resemblance to the U.S.
A few years ago, we swooned over Michelle McKinney‘s mesmerizing stainless steel sculptures. Resuming her practice of using industrial materials to create ethereal works of art, the English artist has
Nature-loving, New York-based artist Owen Mann meticulously handcrafts lifelike plants out of clay. Cleverly known as Floramics, his series of floral ceramics captures the intricate patterns and one-of-a-kind
It’s an old trope that humans don’t like change—especially when it comes to their opinions. Ancient Greek philosophers complained about the masses refusing to heed their advice. Scholars spearheading scientific
Science and philosophy have a long, complicated history. Both are human endeavors aimed at articulating the nature of the world. But where the line between them lies depends a lot on perspective and history.
Google’s Eric Schmidt tweeted this week about a new fast-charging battery technology from John Goodenough, the inventor of the lithium-ion battery, Dr. Maria Braga and his research team in the Cockrell
In the quest to shrink data storage down into tinier and tinier forms, scientists have scored a very, very small triumph. They did it by creating what’s essentially an incredibly diminutive magnet: It’s
NASA Planetary Science Division Director, Jim Green, says launching a magnetic shield could help warm Mars and possibly allow it to become habitable. The Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop is happening