Reports from "Humans 2 Mars Summit" suggest dust may prevent human settlement of Mars
Building a digital life form: OpenWorm, Open Source
PC sales plunge as Windows 8 flops (Update 2)
Two somber new reports show unprecedented declines in desktop and laptop sales during the first three months of the year—signs that the personal computer market may never fully recover from a new generation ...
COMAN: Researchers build first fully-limbed passive compliant robot (w/ video)
Europe needs genetically engineered crops, scientists say
The European Union cannot meet its goals in agricultural policy without embracing genetically engineered crops (GMOs). That's the conclusion of scientists who write in Trends in Plant Science, a Cell Press ...
Files posted online to 'print' working handgun
Computer files to create a handgun almost entirely from parts made with a 3D printer went online Monday, alarming gun control advocates after it was successfully test-fired by its inventor.
Virtual reality, goggles and all, attempts return
It's back. The virtual reality headset, the gizmo that was supposed to seamlessly transport wearers to three-dimensional virtual worlds, has made a remarkable return at this year's Game Developers Conference, ...
20 years on, world's first Web page to be reborn (Update)
The world's first web page will be dragged out of cyberspace and restored for today's Internet browsers as part of a project to celebrate 20 years of the Web, organisers said on Tuesday.
World has entered new CO2 'danger zone', UN says
The world has entered a "new danger zone" with levels of Earth-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere never experienced by humankind, the UN's climate chief warned Monday.
MYO armband to muscle into computer control (w/ video)
Strong resistance to making people think green
Most of us know we should live in a more environmentally sustainable way. But it does not happen because we do not really feel involved
US boom transforming global oil trade
The surge in oil production in the U.S. and Canada and shrinking oil consumption in the developed world is transforming the global oil market. The threat of chronic oil shortages is all but gone, U.S. dependence ...
Researcher slashes optics laboratory costs using customizable 3-D printable designs
(Phys.org) —Just as the power of the open-source design has driven down the cost of software to the point that it is accessible to most people, open-source hardware makes it possible to drive down the cost ...