Startup focuses on reliable, efficient cooling for computer servers
In a dark, windy room on the top floor of Engineering Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, racks of computers are processing information for a college that relies, like all technical fields, ...
Air pollution killed seven million people in 2012, WHO says (Update)
Air pollution by sources from cooking fires to auto fumes has become the globe's worst environmental health problem, contributing to a shocking seven million deaths worldwide, the UN said Tuesday.
Xi urges China to build up joint space and air power
Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged further integration of air and space defence capabilities, in what experts described Tuesday as a response to the militarisation of space by rivals including the United States.
Rules to cut carbon emissions also reduce air pollution harmful to people, environment
Setting strong standards for climate-changing carbon emissions from power plants would provide an added bonus – reductions in other air pollutants that can make people sick; damage forests, crops, and lakes; and harm fish ...
US mayors to vote on climate change resolution
U.S. mayors gathered in Texas will decide whether to endorse a call for cities to use nature to fight the effects of climate change.
SpaceX gets Air Force certification toward launching military satellites
Rocket company SpaceX has reached a major milestone toward its goal to launch the U.S. government's most sophisticated national security satellites.
Linear accelerator mimics incredibly energetic particles hitting atmosphere
(Phys.org) —In a SLAC test facility, scientists have set the stage for an experiment that mimics what happens when incredibly energetic particles hit our atmosphere. The players include the lab's historic ...
Crucial radar outage scrubs Cape Canaveral launches for several weeks
The sudden and unexpected outage of a crucial tracking radar that is mandatory to insure public safety, has forced the scrub of a pair of launches planned for this week from Cape Canaveral, FL, that are vital ...
Geneva fair showcases all the inventions you need, and more
His eyes hidden by sunglasses, the soft-spoken African gestured at the model camel on his table, its hump hidden by a mysterious contraption topped with a windmill.
Carmakers promise Chinese drivers a breath of fresh air
Air that's cleaner inside your car than on the outside—in smog-weary China it's an attractive sales pitch, and the world's biggest automakers are racing to cash in.
SpaceX launches six commercial satellites on Falcon 9
SpaceX successfully launched six ORBCOMM advanced telecommunications satellites into orbit on Monday, July 14, to significantly upgrade the speed and capacity of their existing data relay network. The launch ...
Central Valley sees big drop in wintertime fog needed for fruit and nut crops
California's winter tule fog—hated by drivers, but needed by fruit and nut trees—has declined dramatically over the past three decades, raising a red flag for the state's multibillion dollar agricultural ...
US clean-air efforts stay on target, analysis shows
National efforts in the last decade to clear the air of dangerous particulate matter have been so successful that most urban areas have already attained the next benchmark, according to new research by Rice ...
A full-spectrum Mars simulation in a box
There are many reasons why Mars excels at destroying expensive equipment. For one thing, its entire surface is made of partially-magnetized dust. For another, Mars possesses just enough atmosphere so that ...