Climate change: Don't wait until you can feel it
Despite overwhelming scientific evidence for the impending dangers of human-made climate change, policy decisions leading to substantial emissions reduction have been slow. New work from Carnegie's Katharine ...
In the World: Small Mexican village produces clean water with solar-powered system
In a small village deep in the jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula—a day's drive from any source of clean, drinkable water—researchers from MIT are testing a system that purifies water with the help of the ...
Physics researchers join effort to finally complete quantum theory
An assistant professor of physics at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) will be among a team of international researchers looking to advance the theory of quantum mechanics, a notion challenged by Albert ...
Four microphones, computer algorithm enough to produce 3-D model of simple, convex room
Blind people sometimes develop the amazing ability to perceive the contours of the room they're in based only on auditory information. Bats and dolphins use the same echolocation technique for navigating ...
Lima billboard is tapped for drinking water
Router compromise, rogue remote control? Easy, says ISE
New system allows for high-accuracy, through-wall, 3-D motion tracking (w/ Video)
Imagine playing a video game like Call of Duty or Battlefield and having the ability to lead your virtual army unit while moving freely throughout your house.
Novel optical fibers transmit high-quality images
After having recently discovered a new way to propagate multiple beams of light through a single strand of optical fiber, engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) now have found that their ...
Obama unleashing power of data on climate change (Update)
The Obama administration hopes to fight global warming with the geeky power of numbers, maps and even gaming-type simulations.
In US, struggle against snakehead ends on plates
The snakehead is an invasive species of fish from Asia that is threatening the delicate ecosystem of the Potomac River that flows through Washington into the Atlantic Ocean.
Russia finds two 'well-preserved' dinosaur skeletons
Russian paleontologists have dug up well-preserved skeletons of two dinosaurs that roamed the Earth 100 million to 120 million years ago, a museum involved with the dig said Monday.
China orders stepped-up scrutiny on Apple
Apple is to face "strengthened supervision" from China's consumer watchdogs, state media reported Friday, as the US computer giant is hit by a barrage of negative publicity and court cases in the country.
MIT team shows system that tracks people through walls
Air pollution in Beijing reaches hazardous levels
Air pollution levels in China's notoriously dirty capital were at dangerous levels Saturday, with cloudy skies blocking out visibility and warnings issued for people to remain indoors.