"App of Icelanders" reveals how closely two people are related just by bumping phones.
Over the course of a few hours, the new ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) telescope in Chile was able to do what similar telescopes have spent more of a decade trying to accomplish: pinpoint and observe over 100 of the early Universe's most fertile star-forming galaxies.
Quantum computers may be just around the corner thanks to the recent discovery by physicists at the University of New South Wales in Australia that a reliable reading can be drawn based on the rotations of the nucleus of a single atom positioned in a silicon chip.
In the fight against obesity, there's a new weapon: the vibrating fork.
Researchers have discovered a material - zeolite - that can trap methane, a greenhouse gas that is associated with rising global temperatures.
Prosthetic designer and manufacturer Touch Bionics has invented the first upper limb prosthesis that can be controlled through a mobile application.
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.