Science and Technology
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.
Behind the impressive sky crane-type system that landed the American Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars late Sunday night was an Argentinian man, Miguel San Martin. San Martin first became interested in space listening to NASA's Viking mission to Mars, so his participation this time was quite appropriate....
Late Sunday night or early Monday morning, depending on where you were in the world, NASA landed a technologically advanced rover on the surface of Mars, with a mission to determine whether life ever could have, or maybe does today, exist on the red planet....
Sally Ride changed the world for American women, becoming the first woman to go into space. She endured probing and embarrassing questions about what it would be like to be a woman in space. She died Monday at her home in San Diego....
At a zoo in The Netherlands, a two-month old baby sloth was saved from dehydration by the quick action of zookeepers. But their efforts would have been much harder if not for a 2-year-old girl who gave the sloth her teddy bear....
In the Atacama Desert, there's a massive complex of highly sophisticated telescopes. But that's not enough. A group of European countries are planning to build a new, massive telescope nearby....
A recent DNA study questions whether North America was populated in a single wave of migrants traveling across a land bridge between Siberia and Alaska. Scientists now say Native Americans arrived here in at least three waves....
As Canada grapples with its budget and tries to make cuts, scientists are protesting the decision, they say, to halt funding for the Experimental Lakes Area and end the important research conducted there....
Technology has long been a driver of economic growth. But it often comes at a cost. As new innovations allow companies to replace more skilled workers with automated machines, many of those workers are left with nowhere to go. ...
Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland are scheduled to make an announcement Wednesday about the elusive "God particle." Researchers at the facility have spent billions of dollars trying to locate the theoretical particle that forms the basis of modern physics....
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- French sour on nuclear power
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- Obama travels to Cushing, Okla., to announce his support for part of Keystone XL pipeline
- Peru's president orders environmental clean-up in Amazon oil region
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- Sushi chef tries to get people to open up to more sustainable ingredients
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- 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
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- Australia trying to educate citizens on crocodile safety -- to save the crocodiles
- EPA raises concerns about State Department's Keystone environmental statement
- 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