The 'CAPEd' crusader: NASA advances CubeSat concept for planetary exploration
Although scientists are increasingly using pint-size satellites sometimes no larger than a loaf of bread to gather data from low-Earth orbit, they have yet to apply the less-expensive small-satellite technology ...
Video: Framework to characterize the collective behavior of a large number of macroscopic objects
Let's put winter behind us—it's time to think about sand.
Study finds equality between sexes at moment of conception
Every year, slightly more boy babies than girl babies are born worldwide. But back when sperm meets egg, the two sexes are conceived in equal numbers, a new study suggests.
GM to build 200-mile electric car at Michigan plant
An electric car with a 200-mile range and a price tag of $37,500 will be built at a General Motors factory north of Detroit, the company announced Thursday.
Water ice renders short-lived molecule sustainable
"Antiaromatic compounds" is what chemists call a class of ring molecules which are extremely instable—the opposite of the highly stable aromatic molecules. Because they exist for mere split seconds, they ...
NTU unveils Singapore's first 3-D printed concept car
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) students have built Singapore's first urban solar electric car with an innovative 3D-printed body shell that has 150 parts.
E-car sharing comes of age
Giving up your own car and sharing one with other people instead – car sharing is the hot trend of the moment. But if it's going to succeed with electric vehicles, charging times need to be shorter and ...
New linguistic tools can predict your dialect characteristics
A new linguistic study may make it possible to more accurately predict the dialect features people use based on their demographic characteristics and where they live. In a new article published in the September 2014 issue ...
Statistics is more than a numbers game – it underpins all sciences
We are all familiar with many instances of statistics in everyday life: the statistics of sport, weather, population, the stock market … the sort of thing that might appear in the "number crunch" column in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. ...
Medieval bishop's theory resembles modern concept of multiple universes
A 13th century bishop's theory about the formation of the universe has intriguing parallels with the theory of multiple universes. This was uncovered by the the Ordered Universe project at Durham University, ...
Microsoft shows Windows in car concept at Build 2014 (w/ Video)
Microsoft unveils 'SurroundWeb'—whole room web display concept
Renault unveils Kwid concept car that comes with its own drone (w/ video)
Proton flow battery advances hydrogen power
(Phys.org) —Researchers have developed a concept hydrogen battery based simply on storing protons produced by splitting water.