The NASA logo on Bldg. 703 at the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif., is reflected in the 2.5-meter primary mirror of the SOFIA observatory's telescope.
NASA is inviting the public to view a test version of the agency's next spacecraft that will carry humans into deep space.
(PhysOrg.com) -- It is not the same as it used to be, the element finding business. We have discovered and named all the elements from hydrogen (element 1) up to element 112 (copernicium), and last week ...
Taiwan's leading personal computer maker Acer said Wednesday that it plans to cut 300 jobs from its units in Europe following massive losses amid a slow economic recovery in the region.
Astronomers in parts of Europe, Africa, Central Asia and Australia were hoping for clear skies on Wednesday to enjoy a total lunar eclipse, the first of 2011 and the longest in nearly 11 years.
(AP) -- China's quietest multibillion-dollar Chinese success story began when a former soldier founded a company in the 1980s to sell imported phone switches.
It's been called "the Manhattan Project of Entomology," an undertaking that has the potential to revolutionize the way we think about insects.
A plunge in US violent crime over the last two years despite the economic downturn appears to confirm what experts have long known -- that poverty alone does not drive delinquency.
Over the past two years, Dennis Frenchman, a professor in MITs Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP), and Christopher Zegras, an associate professor in DUSP, have run an academic group investigating ...
(PhysOrg.com) -- Conventional wisdom suggests that when exposing a crystal to heat, the thermal energy within the crystal would spread uniformly across the lattice.
A large expanse of green algae is floating towards China's east coast, potentially threatening marine life and the region's tourism industry, an official and state media said Wednesday.
The first organisms to emerge after an ancient worldwide glaciation likely evolved hardy survival skills, arming themselves with tough exteriors to weather a frozen climate.
The secret to preventing or reversing premature aging may be found in a DNA off switch that humans share with common yeast, according to new research from the University of Toronto.