There are lots of things that brain cells need to survive. Add to that list microRNAs. New research from Rockefeller University shows that neurons that cannot produce microRNAs, tiny single strands of RNA ...
The space shuttle Atlantis and its seven-member crew lifted off Friday from NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 7:38 p.m. EDT to continue construction of the International Space Station.
North Carolina State University physicists have recently deduced a way to improve high-energy-density capacitors so that they can store up to seven times as much energy per unit volume than the common capacitor.
A British psychologist has designed a computer-based scientific indicator to measure a person's distractibility.
Senior centers across New York recently began receiving free condoms as city officials have refocused their safe sex efforts to include local older citizens.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued another warming Monday about the dangers of buying medications via the Internet.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Food Safety Authority have signed the first U.S.-European agreement to assess food safety risks.
A steel ball dropped into loose, fine sand makes an impressive splash, according to physicists of the Physics of Fluids group investigating the fluid-like properties of sand at the University of Twente in ...
Physicists at the University of California at Berkeley have produced images that show how light can control some of the smallest possible machines.
A U.S. researcher has finished testing a new type of National Hockey League uniform designed to help players improve their game.
A U.S. government competition is under way with scientists at 53 universities and other institutions developing "robocars" -- cars of the future.
A U.S. study of cognitive tests suggests obtaining results from a short series of repeated tests might more precisely define mental function.
University of California, Riverside nanotechnologists have succeeded in controlling the color of very small particles of iron oxide suspended in water simply by applying an external magnetic field to the solution. ...