Bid to colonize Mars wins high-profile backing
A Dutch entrepreneur's bold quest to colonize Mars won high-profile support Tuesday from a US aerospace giant, although the timetable for putting humans on the red planet has been pushed back two years.
Nobel winning scientist to boycott top science journals
Students' robotic arm can make you stronger
Need a hand lifting something? A robotic device invented by University of Pennsylvania engineering students can help its wearer carry an additional 40 pounds (18 kilograms).
13 plead guilty to attacking Paypal servers (Update)
Thirteen people have pleaded guilty to helping briefly disable online payment service provider Paypal as part of a protest that authorities say was organized by the hacking group Anonymous.
Study unlocks secret of how fruit flies choose fruit with just the right amount of ethanol
Expanding universe can emerge in remarkably simple way, scientists say
When soup is heated, it starts to boil. When time and space are heated, an expanding universe can emerge, without requiring anything like a "Big Bang". This phase transition between a boring empty space and ...
An isotopic analysis of two mass extinction events
An international research team has analysed two of the earth's mass extinction events, finding markedly similar conditions between the two.
Moons of Jupiter and Saturn could have been seeded with life
Life on Earth or Mars could have been brought to the moons of Jupiter or Saturn on rocks blasted off those planets, researchers say.
Group wants Fisher-Price iPad bouncy seat recall
Ahh, the first year of a baby's life—the milestones, wonder and joy. They learn to sit up, crawl and some walk. But how about playtime in their bouncy seat with an iPad and some cool apps?
Nuclear war would 'end civilization' with famine, study says
A nuclear war between India and Pakistan would set off a global famine that could kill two billion people and effectively end human civilization, a study said Tuesday.
Capturing wasted electricity with triboelectric generators
(Phys.org) —With one stomp of his foot, Zhong Lin Wang illuminates a thousand LED bulbs – with no batteries or power cord. The current comes from essentially the same source as that tiny spark that jumps ...
Light variation drives community structure of a hypersaline microbial mat
When scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory took samples of a microbial mat community from a hypersaline lake to study community responses to environmental changes, they expected to find that ...
Congressional subcommittee weighs online gambling
Organizations and advocates on all sides of the online gambling debate are cheering a Congressional hearing on the state of online gambling.
Dutch bus drivers to test fatigue warning tech (Update)
A Dutch luxury bus company is testing technology that monitors whether a driver is becoming drowsy.