Japan and India signed a controversial civil nuclear deal on Friday that will allow Japanese companies to export atomic technology to the Asian giant as the two countries deepen economic and security ties.
In the 1940s, the first African American women entered NACA's “computing pools." Some later became managers or engineers at NASA, and all made crucial — but often little-known — contributions to the math that put Americans in space.
Whoever wins the US presidency on Nov. 8 will be tasked with managing America's increasingly tense relationship with Russia. And that means managing the future of a decades-long and complicated nuclear relationship with Russia — and with the world.
Back in 2004 Jamie Hiscocks was taking a walk on the beach in the south of England when he spotted a small brown pebble — just a few inches across. About 130 million years before, it had been a brain. A dinosaur brain.
Genetically modified foods are a major political issue, but what if scientists told you they could cure cancer? New research suggests that inserting specific genes known to fight cancer into plant material could be an effective tool to eradicate the disease in certain people.
All the metric scales in the world — from those at a Polish deli to the big ones at a South African junkyard — are ultimately calibrated against a 125-year-old chunk of metal in a vault on the outskirts of Paris. Its mass is the definition of a kilogram. There’s just one problem: That chunk of metal seems to be losing weight.
Qian Xuesen studied at MIT and then joined the Manhattan Project, the top secret US atomic bomb program. Later, during the McCarthy era, Qian was kicked out of the country after being implicated as a communist sympathizer. Back in China, he went on to become the “father of Chinese rocketry.”
In the world of science, there are the experts and the "experts." The "experts" are in the pockets of corporations and special interest groups — and their primary goal is to sow doubt in the minds of the public.
Thousands of scientists and engineers are hard at work at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, trying to discover the origins of the universe. Lately, however, a few teams of artists have joined them in their work.