Nintendo's 'Revolution' becomes 'Wii'
Japan's Nintendo announced that its new gaming console -- known during development as "Revolution" -- will be called "Wii" and will be unveiled next month. ...
Probing Question: Why don't we have high-speed trains in the U.S.?
The next time you need to get to New York or Washington, D.C., think how much easier it would be if high-speed trains were as common here as they are in Europe. Such trains would leave every hour and get you ...
Researchers Study Gene Regulation In Insects
Susan Brown, an associate professor of biology at Kansas State University, is interested in how evolution generates so much diversity in insects shapes and forms.
Pieces of NASA's Next Mars Mission are Coming Together
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander, the next mission to the surface of Mars, is beginning a new phase in preparation for a launch in August 2007.
American Physical Society Urges Public Debate of Potential Nuclear Weapons Use
The issue of nuclear use has not been the subject of serious public debate since the fall of the Soviet Union. The American Physical Society calls upon policy makers and opinion makers to engage in a dialog with scientists ...
Ontario township to get gasification plant
Southgate Township officials in Canada's Ontario Province say a company has agreed to build a gasification plant that can turn garbage into electricity.
NASA: Physics teachers to go weightless
Six teams of high-school physics teachers will test experiments developed by their students aboard NASA's "Weightless Wonder" aircraft next month.
Former astronaut Robert Crippen is honored
Former NASA Astronaut Robert Crippen was honored Wednesday night during a ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the space shuttle's first flight.
Fragmenting Comet Won't Hit Earth
There will be no tsunamis, firestorms or mass extinctions to spoil your Memorial Day weekend. Although the Internet is rife with speculation that a fragment of Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 will strike the ...
In Brief: Five arrested on copyright infringement
Five people were arrested for copyright infringement as the federal crackdown against online piracy groups continues.
FCC urged to save spectrum for safety net
A U.S. wireless industry firm Thursday urged the FCC to reserve spectrum for creation of a nationwide network for public-safety communications.
Online data-broker bill passes in House
In a unanimous vote Tuesday the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4709, the Law Enforcement and Phone Privacy Protection Act of 2006.
HIV-related brain problems are studied
Scripps Research Institute scientists have shed new light on the molecular basis of brain function problems associated with immune deficiency viruses.
In Brief: EU calls for greater Internet freedom
Ensuring freedom to receive and access information is a top priority for the European Commission when it comes to Internet governance.