While the east coast is slumbering, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will launch a new observatory into space, which is primed to study black holes and galaxy clusters.
When you're on the go and your smartphone battery is low, in the not-so-distant future you could charge it simply by plugging it into your shoe. An innovative energy harvesting and storage technology could reduce our reliance on the batteries in our mobile devices, ensuring we have power for our devices no matter where we are.
The device analyzes a gas mixture using semiconductor sensors.
The fixed division of labor between crested penguin parents increases their chicks' vulnerability to food shortages made ever more common by climate change. The parents have been unable to adapt their habits to the challenges of increasingly frequent years of limited food supply and, as a result, will become further threatened by extinction.
Cotton candy machines may hold the key for making life-sized artificial livers, kidneys, bones and other essential organs.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court issued a temporary freeze on the plan’s implementation after a 5-4 majority vote.
Scientists are analyzing a small blue object that plummeted from the sky and killed a man in southern India, after authorities said it was a meteorite.
Climate change is most likely behind the extraordinary spread of a type of vesper bat across Europe over the last four decades. Read more...
Splashing about the oceans of the Cretaceous Period was a genus of fish with an impressive, gaping maw. Rhinconichthys, by fossil discovery standards, is a rare catch.
The Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) released a report on Tuesday indicating the global energy market will continue to have a tough year.
In a letter to Chris Urmson—the director of Google, Inc.’s Self-Driving Car Project—the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has said that Google’s Self-Driving System (SDS) can be considered the “driver” of the vehicle.
Common painkiller could help patients deal with emotional and physical pain.
It’s your classic slime, a green substance that can be found in freshwater lakes and rivers, and coats surrounding rocks. Synechocystis is a type of cyanobacteria, which evolved around 2.7 billion years ago and gleans its energy from the sun via photosynthesis. Though primordial, this bacteria is still revealing its tricks to scientists. And researchers recently discovered it perceives the world in a remarkably similar way to humans.
From paper towels to cups to plastic bottles, products made from recycled materials permeate our lives. One notable exception is building materials. Why can’t we recycle concrete from our deteriorating infrastructure for use as material in new buildings and bridges? It’s a question that a team of researchers is examining. The biggest barrier to using recycled concrete has been variability and uncertainty in the quality and properties...
Researchers at the French National Centre for Scientific Research, CNRS, and the University of Lorraine have recently developed a design for a coiled-up acoustic metasurface that can achieve total acoustic absorption in very low-frequency ranges. The researchers designed an acoustic absorber in which sound waves enter an internal coiled air channel through a perforated center hole.