As early as the 1950s, researchers were looking at algae for methane gas production. The algae was grown on rooftops of Massachusetts Institute Technology (MIT). Drawings and illustrations of open pond raceways on the roof of Harvard Univ. were also recovered from the 1950s. The reason for this research was algae naturally make oil, and this intrigued researchers as a feedstock for biodiesel.
The flyby occurred following the satellite’s launch Sunday, which prompted an emergency meeting...
In 2001, the United States launched its first drone strike in Afghanistan. It was the signaling...
On Jan. 25, 2004, NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity touched down on the Red Planet. It...
A wave-making rumor focuses on the possibility that the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), which is operated by the California Institute of Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has discovered gravitational waves.
In 2009, President Barack Obama delivered a speech at Hradcany Square in Prague. There, he spoke of nuclear armament and the decreasing threat of nuclear war in a post-Cold War world. But despite the decreased threat, Obama said nuclear weapons had proliferated.
Here are some of the top stories that came out of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The “REMUS SharkCam,” an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), navigated the waters off Mexico’s Guadalupe Island in November 2013. Outfitted with six high-definition video cameras, the AUV provided Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution engineers and scientists a panoramic view of the clear waters, which are a hotspot for great white shark activity.
The R&D Index: Market Watch for the week ending January 8, 2016, closed at 1,417.45 for the 25 companies in the R&D Index. The Index was down 6.84% (or more than 104 basis points) over the previous week ending December 31, 2015. The R&D Index was actually down more than the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) for the week, which itself was down 6.2%, its worst-ever five-day start to the a new year.
Calcium carbonate can be found in many things, from chalk, mollusk shells, and rocks to pearls, eggshells, and coal balls. There’s a variability to the strength the chemical compound exhibits. And material scientists from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are looking into what gives calcium carbonate crystals their strength.
It’s the end of the line for a distant quasar. Or, it’s at least the end of feeding time, for now. Last week, astronomers reported their findings concerning J1011+5442, a quasar that was the subject of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), at the 227th meeting of the American Astronomical Society.
As the Roman Empire spread its tendrils across the surrounding geographic landscape, it disseminated ideas regarding literature, engineering, culture, cuisine, religion, and even hygiene. In fact, the Romans are credited with introducing sanitation technology to Europe roughly 2,000 years ago.
The company Retina Implant AG will be a major player in the market due to the success of its Alpha IMS device.
While North Korea officially announced its successful detonation of a small hydrogen bomb today, South Korean officials and analysts are having doubts regarding whether the claim is true.
The company has received financing from such bold faced names like Google Ventures, the investment arm of Alphabet Inc.
The study was produced by researchers from Boston Univ., Sapienza Univ., and the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca.
German researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Techniques (FHR) are developing a remote-controlled robot capable of providing emergency personnel with 3-D images of the contents within a potential suitcase bomb.
It looks sleek and fast, like a green version of a glossy Batmobile. Watch out Tesla Motors because Faraday Future—a California-based electric car company—debuted their battery-powered FFZERO1 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Monday night.
The R&D Index: Market Pulse for the holiday-shortened trading week ending December 31, 2015, closed at 1,521.47 for the 25 companies in the R&D Index. The Index was down 0.08% (or about 12 basis points) over the previous week ending December 24, 2015.