Water-starved South Asia fills buckets with rice, not ice
Water-starved South Asian nations have devised their own answer to the Ice Bucket Challenge taking the social media world by storm, instead filling buckets with rice and other supplies for the needy.
Geosciences lecturer dives deep into abyss on Pacific expedition
Dr. Ignacio Pujana, a senior lecturer in the Department of Geosciences at UT Dallas, has one thing in common with Academy Award-winning director James Cameron: Each has spent time squeezed into a submersible ...
Move over, Turing Test. Winograd Schema Challenge in town
Mark Zuckerberg's chilly charity challenge to Bill Gates
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has become the latest celebrity to be doused by a bucket of ice-cold water—and now he wants Bill Gates to follow suit.
James Cameron's deepsea voyage splashes into theaters
Two years after completing the first one-person voyage to the deepest part of the ocean, Hollywood director James Cameron's 3D underwater plunge is set to splash into theaters Friday.
NASA launches Earth science challenges with openNEX cloud data
NASA is launching two challenges to give the public an opportunity to create innovative ways to use data from the agency's Earth science satellites.
Demonstrating a driverless future
In the coming decades, we will likely commute to work and explore the countryside in autonomous, or driverless, cars capable of communicating with the roads they are traveling on. A convergence of technological ...
Iran entry finally ready for US solar challenge
A solar car built by Iranian students has finally arrived in the United States for an international competition after a race against the clock, their spokesman told AFP on Monday.
Iran's solar car challenge depends on US plane ticket
It is not easy for an Iranian to visit America. With no US embassy in Tehran since 1979, obtaining a visa usually requires two costly trips to Dubai or Turkey.
Science not only for men, says Obama
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday launched a push to get girls interested in science and technology, warning the country would miss out if it did not attract women to those fields.
Group sues UK eavesdropping agency over hacking
A rights group is suing Britain's GCHQ eavesdropping agency over cyberattacks revealed by former intelligence worker Edward Snowden, saying it's the first time the agency has been sued over hacking.
Police add texting to crisis negotiation arsenal (Update)
Police negotiator Andres Wells was doing all he could to keep a suspect from killing himself after a robbery and chase. But the man kept cutting phone calls short and pointing his handgun to his head.
Iran students gear up solar car for US challenge
Clouds may still linger over relations between Washington and Tehran, but that's not stopping a group of Iranian students and their teachers from gearing up for a summer road trip through the American heartland.
Math modeling handbook now available
Math comes in handy for answering questions about a variety of topics, from calculating the cost-effectiveness of fuel sources and determining the best regions to build high-speed rail to predicting the spread ...