In the hopes of learning more about how tornadoes form, researchers are flying drones into the eye of the storm, collecting promising weather data that could possibly help forecasters predict the destructive path of these systems.
"If trees could talk..." has always been a popular line among environmental advocates. One artist has now taken his own spin on that adage, asking instead "If trees could play piano, how would it sound?" Thanks to some nifty tech and an old record player, we can find out for ourselves.
The holidays this time of year always seems to make night a little brighter. Now NASA and the NOAA have released evidence that during December, cities especially in the United States shine up to a whopping 50 percent brighter - a change best seen from space.
Enjoy our list of nifty last-minute gift items for nature lovers. There's something for everyone - from the animal lover and avid outdoorsman to the constant gardener. There's even something for that crazy, eco-friendly cousin or colleague. Even better: everything on the list is affordable. Enjoy!
Scientists from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have found a new way to use solar cells that makes them more efficient, according to a breakthrough study.
A European Space Agency (ESA) Galileo satellite that had slipped into an erroneous orbit soon after deployment last August is reportedly back on its feet, so to speak. The unmanned craft sent its first navigation signal in space on Saturday 29 November 2014 after reaching a new target orbit.
Powering your tablet could soon be as simple as wrapping it in cling wrap, thanks to a team of scientists that recently invented a way to spray on solar power.
In a breakthrough study, scientists have created the world's fastest 2-D camera, able to capture up to 100 billion frames per second.
Wouldn't it be nice if you didn't have to inspect each and every apple, plum, or pear for ripeness at the grocery store? Standing at a fruit stand assessing potential purchases is not only time consuming, but relatively inaccurate. Now researchers have introduced a device that helps fruit suppliers measure ripeness, allowing for their fruits to hit shelves and stands at the perfect time.
Normally infrared light is invisible to the human eye, but researchers have recently found that under certain conditions the retina can sense infrared light after all.
Managers from the United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Lockheed Martin gave a "go" to proceed with Orion's historic flight test tomorrow, an unmanned version of the same spacecraft that NASA will one day use to send astronauts to Mars. This will be the first test of the craft's crucial and experimental systems in a real flight scenario.
With winter upon us, air conditioning is probably the last thing most people (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) are thinking about. However, winter won't last forever, and with climate change pressing in, many regions are expected to suffer from hotter and hotter summers. Now, a team of researchers has dreamed up a new way to cool a room without escalating energy demands.
Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are sometimes used by scientists to quickly and cheaply gather data for studies, but according to new research these are biased and unreliable sources of human behavior.
Whether it's an old Jackie Chan movie or a hilarious episode of "Family Guy," Blu-ray discs are all one in the same, with all of them possibly holding the answer to better solar panels, according to a new study.