Scientists 'bend' elastic waves with new metamaterials that could have commercial applications
Sound waves passing through the air, objects that break a body of water and cause ripples, or shockwaves from earthquakes all are considered "elastic" waves. These waves travel at the surface or through a ...
Starving the energy monster for energy efficient buildings
There are one and a half million commercial buildings in the U.S. Less than ten percent of them have energy management systems. Technology from a Siemens company in Austin, Texas has what it takes to steadily ...
Study shows how to open wallets of web-surfing TV watchers
A growing fear among television advertisers is that distracted viewers – those multitaskers using smartphones, laptops and tablets while watching TV – are becoming less susceptible to advertisers' messages.
EU bans sea bass trawling to save species
The EU said Monday it will ban open water trawling of sea bass during the spawning season through April in order to ensure the stock's survival.
Air travel is safe and getting safer – whatever else you might have read
If you've been following the news it might seem like there's been a lot of air crashes recently. It might seem that flying has become a risky business.
Experts explore the medical safety needs of civilian space travel
The commercial aviation industry has medical care standards, as does NASA for traditional space missions, and the emerging commercial space transportation industry will need to define medical care practices ...