Splashing about the oceans of the Cretaceous Period was a genus of fish with an impressive,...
In a letter to Chris Urmson—the director of Google, Inc.’s Self-Driving Car Project—the National...
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...
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.
Researchers have recreated the universe’s primordial soup in miniature format by colliding lead atoms with extremely high energy in the 27-kilometer-long particle accelerator, Large Hadron Collider, at CERN. The primordial soup is a so-called quark-gluon plasma and researchers have measured its liquid properties with great accuracy at the LHC’s top energy.
A shock-absorbing football helmet system could blunt some dangerous physics that today's head protection ignores. The researchers making the system, called Mitigatium, were recently funded by a group that includes the National Football League. Their early prototype could lead to a lightweight and affordable helmet that effectively dissipates the energy from hit after hit on the field.
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) can reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions compared to their gas-only counterparts. Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have taken the technology one step further, demonstrating how to improve the efficiency of current PHEVs by almost 12 percent.
Legislation like this would entail having corporate or independent entities offer supporting evidence that these drugs have a valid safety and efficacy profile.
The digital world has brought humanity countless benefits. At the click of a mouse, one can be connected with someone on the other side of the globe, spend their afternoon online shopping, or learn about any number of obscure topics. It certainly seems like a boundless space with innumerable opportunities.
The LIGO Scientific Collaboration has invited journalists to Washington, D.C.’s The National Press Club for an update on the search for gravitational waves, which will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
There’s still more research needed to be done on the virus. Although there’s only been a few cases found in the U.S., the pathogen has expanded quickly throughout Brazil.
Warships are going autonomous. Elbit Systems, an Israel-based defense technology company, recently unveiled their new unmanned surface vehicle system for maritime warfare missions.
The radio waves broadcasted to the North Star will reach their destination in 434 years. The project is a collaboration between the university, the Royal Observatory of Edinburgh, and the UK Astronomical Technology Centre, among others.