With much of the world's population centered around the equator, the ability to cool a structure during the heat of the day without the use of electricity-gobbling air conditioners is a puzzle scientists have long tried to solve, until now: Stanford University researchers announced recently that they believe they have finally cracked the code in a device designed to reflect sunlight back into space.
Commercial space travel is close - really close. Or, at least, that's how it felt for onlookers who watched another successful test flight by Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane on Friday.
NASA awarded the University of Central Florida a $55 million grant to build and launch an instrument that will provide "unprecedented imaging" of the Earth's upper atmosphere, according to the university.
Scientists have enhanced a "molecular superglue" made from proteins harvested from a flesh-eating bacteria.
Monday NASA's official Twitter feed, @NASA, won the Shorty Award for best government use of social media for the second year in a row.
Despite their belief that self-driving cars are capable of being far safer than those driven by humans, the scientists and engineers behind them are concerned that their biggest threat isn't safety - it's lawyers.
The theory that entangled particles, once separated, are still capable of communicating instantly is a phenomenon even Albert Einstein seemed unsettled by, famously calling it "spooky." Decades after the great scientist's death, however, researchers are ready to put it into action at a distance that's never been seen before - 250 miles.
After more than a year of delays, the Antares rocket was rolled out onto its Virginia coast launch pad on Saturday in preparation for the first of two test launches, the first of which is scheduled for April 17. Should everything go according to plan, the rocket, developed by aerospace firm Orbital Sciences Corp., will work ferrying cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of a $1.9 billion deal with NASA.
New computer simulations from a researcher at Ohio State University cast even more doubt on acclaimed explorer Richard E. Byrd and whether the first-ever flight to the North Pole was truly a success.
A new concept in solar technology is poised to make a huge impact on the affordability of solar energy by blending cutting-edge techniques in nanoengineering with a design as old as the trees. To come up with a working solar panel that uses 10,000 times less material than traditional models without sacrificing efficiency professor Anna Fontcuberta, of the Swiss technology institute école polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, looked up, to the trees themselves.
Liquid Robotics debuted Monday the Wave Glider SV3, the world's first hybrid wave and solar propelled unmanned ocean robot, and with it, the technology to explore portions of the world previously too challenging or costly.
Boston Dynamics has now shown a type of robot- dressed up in hazmat suit and gas mask- that can walk, jump and even sweat like a human. The humanoid will be used to test for protective clothing in dangerous environment.
An unlikely alliance between cell biologists and astrophysicists have developed a technique that can generate bone tissue from stem cells.
Runners of the Paris Marathon will generate electricity through their footsteps as they run along a portion of the Champs Elysees covered in energy-harvesting Pavgen tiles.