Communities throughout the U.S. and Canada are waking up to the dark side of North America’s energy boom: Trains hauling crude oil are crashing, exploding and spilling in record numbers as a fast-growing
If you visited a Starbucks in Boston or Silicon Valley during the last year or so, you may have noticed black circles embedded in the coffee bars and tables. You may have even glimpsed an early adopter
By: Leonard David Published: 12/10/2012 07:42 AM EST on SPACE.com The secretive U.S. Air Force X-37B robotic space plane has been cleared to lift off Tuesday (Dec. 11). The X-37B vehicle and its cargo
The U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane has broken its own all-time endurance record in orbit after more than 470 days of circling the Earth on a mystery mission for the American military. The space
Space The U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane has broken its own all-time endurance record in orbit after more than 470 days of circling the Earth on a mystery mission for the American military.
Russia's recent threat to leave the space station by 2020 was in fact the original plan. Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin announced on May 13 that his country will end cooperation on the International
Scientists have long theorized that you can create matter from light by colliding photons, but proving that theory has been a different story -- you need the right high-energy particles to even think trying.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - He leaves the toilet seat up, prefers old Japanese monster movies to romantic comedies and fancies mixed martial arts over ballet. So what do you have in common with your husband?
Not your typical product from an electronics firm In an empty space in its former factory in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, electronics-maker Fujitsu is now developing an unusual product: lettuce. Grown
Working in research & development can be considered the epitome of "fun work". The concept is to present an idea to a bunch of R&D engineers, with the challenge of "you guys/gals make it work". This takes
A new simulation of the evolution of the universe is one of the most accurate ever created. The model, developed by a team of scientists led by Mark Vogelsberger at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Scientists made a substantial breakthrough in understanding how to alter the fundamental nature of life, and they did so by creating for the first time a partially artificial life form that passes along
With almost $1 billion in funding and ambitions to replace petroleum-based cars with a network of cheap electrics, Shai Agassi’s Better Place was remarkable even by the standards of world-changing startups.
The Surface Pro 2 is an excellent laptop-tablet hybrid. I didn't think I would ever be able to write those words after using (for two months) the original Surface Pro, then selling it because, well, I
When Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates speaks, people tend to listen — more so these days as he is taking an increasingly larger role at Microsoft. In fact, he now spends about
As the new year arrives, many of us are greeting it with shiny new gadgets, courtesy of the holiday season. And one in particular has been a noteworthy hit—Google’s Chromecast streaming device, which still
Exoplanets are seemingly easy to find these days, but their moons have been all too elusive -- at least, until now. Researchers at the University of Notre Dame claim to have spotted what may be the first