James Webb Space Telescope Completes Cryogenic Mirror Test
Recently, six James Webb Space Telescope beryllium mirror segments completed a series of cryogenic tests at the X-ray & Cryogenic Facility at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
Living with a Rising Giant
How do Americans feel about the rise of China and its dominance in the world?
Ruptured Earth -- in the aftermath of the Chilean earthquake
On 27 February 2010, a gargantuan 8.8 earthquake struck south-central Chile, the fifth largest event ever recorded by modern seismology.
SEMATECH Demonstrates Mask Pattern Alignment and Registration to Enable Double Patterning Lithography
SEMATECH and the Semiconductor Metrology Systems division from Carl Zeiss announced today that Zeiss' next-generation photomask registration and overlay metrology system has successfully passed a key development milestone. ...
Dance Memory: Studying how the mind remembers physical movement
Human memory - taking in information, storing it and retrieving it accurately - is key to a variety of crucial decisions made in medicine or law and physical movements like dance.
Plugless Power soon to arrive for electric and hybrid vehicles
Greening the Moon and Mars
Future missions to the Moon or Mars could use plants as bio-harvesters to extract valuable elements from the alien soils.
Judge: FWS plan excluded possible lynx habitat
(AP) -- A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service arbitrarily excluded "critical habitat" that could be occupied by the elusive Canada lynx.
New study: Tools that assess bias in standardized tests are flawed
Overturning more than 40 years of accepted practice, new research proves that the tools used to check tests of "general mental ability" for bias are themselves flawed. This key finding from the Indiana University Kelley School ...
Expo shows illegal pet trade rampant in Indonesia
(AP) -- The most threatened tortoise in the world is being sold openly at a plant and animal exposition in the heart of Indonesia's capital, highlighting concerns about the rampant - and growing - illegal ...
Australia govt expands proposed broadband network
(AP) -- Australia's government expanded its ambitious plan to bring broadband to much of the vast country, adding 300,000 homes and businesses to the coverage area Friday in hopes of winning votes in next month's federal ...
Japanese rescue-bot can sniff out disaster survivors (w/ Video)
Japanese emergency services are to trial a small tank-like rescue robot that can search rubble for survivors and deliver water, food or cellphones in disaster zones.
'Nightmare' start for iPhone 4's latest launch
Hundreds of New Zealand customers were turned away empty-handed Friday as the second phase of the Apple iPhone 4's global launch in Asian and European nations got off to a "nightmare" start.
False alarm: Google search still working in China
(AP) -- Google Inc. triggered a false alarm Thursday by posting a notice that its search engine and several other services had been cut off from mainland China - a key market where the company has been locked in a high-profile ...