Swift gamma-ray burst mission marks ten years of discovery
(Phys.org) —NASA's Swift spacecraft lifted off aboard a Boeing Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., beginning its mission to study gamma-ray bursts and identify their origins. Gamma-ray ...
Showdown looms between US gov't, air bag maker
A showdown is looming between U.S. safety regulators and a Japanese company that makes air bags linked to multiple deaths and injuries. Car companies and the driving public are caught in the middle.
European urbanites breathing highly polluted air: report
As many as nine in 10 European city dwellers breathe air high in pollutants, blamed for 400,000 premature deaths every year, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said Wednesday.
NASA's MMS spacecraft begin pre-launch activities in Florida
NASA's second mini-stack of two Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, observatories arrived Nov. 12, 2014, in Florida to begin launch preparations. All four MMS observatories will go through a host of pre-launch ...
Safety agency to push for national air bag recall (Update)
The federal government is demanding that the auto industry recall millions of additional cars equipped with faulty air bags that can injure—and even kill—a driver.
Japan orders air bag maker to conduct probe
Japan's transport ministry said Friday it has ordered air bag maker Takata to conduct an internal investigation after cases of its air bags exploding triggered safety concerns in the United States and other countries.
Senators get no clear answers on air bag safety
There were apologies and long-winded explanations, but after nearly four hours of testimony about exploding air bags, senators never got a clear answer to the question most people have: whether or not their ...
EU court says Britain must cut air pollution
Britain must take action in as "short as possible" a time to cut air pollution in line with European standards, the EU's top court ruled Wednesday.
Bundle up: It's freezing or below in all 50 states
Baby, it's cold outside, no matter what part of the United States you're in.
The science behind fire tornados
Meteorology meets fire science in a recent Weatherwise article exploring the violent whirlwinds that are known to wreak havoc in the nation's west.