Science and Technology
Astronauts on the International Space Station celebrated Halloween Wednesday with some treats, but before long it was back to the tricks, keeping the ship running and monitoring Earth, including the progress of post-Hurricane Sandy.
Scientists from Utah have been collecting hair from across the country, and even the world. They're building it into a map that will show where a person lives, where they've traveled. It's been useful to law enforcement, trying to solve crimes....
Understanding complex data is something scientist do every day. But when it comes to taking that data and conveying it to average people, it can be a bit more tricky. Peter Larsen, a biologist, decided to take that data and turn it into song....
Before you light that cigarette, men, you might think about whether you want to have a child some day. That's the message in new research that shows the life choices both women and men make long before they conceive a child may have a permanent, genetic impact on any future offspring....
British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes is preparing an assault on Antarctica. He'll attempt to be the first person to successfully march across Antarctica on foot in the middle of winter. No person has gone more than 60 miles inland in winter....
There are literally thousands of different species of ants around the world. A trio of American researchers are traveling the world, to museums and natural habitats, to take high-quality pictures of them, to preserve and make accessible their complex diversity for scientists around the world....
Researchers at Vanderbilt University have discovered that we can harness a natural process -- photosynthesis -- to improve the effectiveness of solar collectors. By using a protein found in plants, electrodes can be made to convert more sunlight into energy....
A London-based scientist at Microsoft, and professor at Oxford University, was distressed that we never get a complete picture of the risks of climate change. But rather than merely talk about it, he turned the issue into a play that he's been performing solo in London and abroad....
Turns out if you think you can smell that someone's afraid, it might actually be the case. Scientists recently published new research that looks at how animals, and humans, use smell to tell whether they're in danger....
Bobak Ferdowsi is young, good looking and sports a stars-and-stripes Mohawk. He's also the flight director for NASA's Mars Curiosity rover. That Ferdowki doesn't look like your typical rocket scientist is what made him an overnight Internet sensation, and the new face of the U.S. space program. ...
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- Recent solar panel adopter sees success in eliminating electric bill
- Donald Trump loses land battle to Scottish wind farm
- In wake of Fukushima, Japan struggling with renewable energy versus nuclear
- Collaboration could be the answer in U.S. energy debate
- Sri Lankan scientists create renewable batteries powered by plantain trees
- French sour on nuclear power
- Proposed budget cuts domestic funding for fusion research, may delay 'energy of the future'
- Report: U.S. energy imports down, exports up; energy independence in sight?
- Obama travels to Cushing, Okla., to announce his support for part of Keystone XL pipeline
- As climate changes, one species faces extinction by becoming exclusively female
- Federal report shows EPA regulations produce more economic benefits than costs
- Activists see progress in convincing groups to divest from fossil fuels
- Farmers in Pennsylvania taking proceeds from fracking and investing in solar
- Landslides more prevalent in Pacific Northwest as climate change indicates rain increase
- Australia trying to educate citizens on crocodile safety -- to save the crocodiles
- EPA raises concerns about State Department's Keystone environmental statement
- Some worry Australia's Great Artesian Basin, Outback water supply, being drawn too fast
- Bullitt Foundation opens new building in Seattle that redefines environmentally-friendly
- Copenhagen sets ambitious goal to be carbon-neutral in little more than a decade
- Researcher pioneers low-cost means of storing energy
- New Digital Public Library of America seeks to increase accessibility to treasured works
- London's water service looking to turn sewer's 'fatbergs' into power
- Austin prepares to welcome second installation of Google's Fiber project
- French carmaker brings air-powered hybrid car to market
- Wearable gadgets track athletes' performance to improve workouts
- Lie-detection kiosk detects dishonesty with high degree of accuracy
- Bioengineers create life-like human ear with 3-D printer
- U.S. computer security firm unveils report linking cyber hacking group to China's military
- Chinese telco giant Huawei faces skepticism in pursuit of U.S. market