The mysterious dark energy that speeds the universe's rate of expansion
The nature of dark energy is one of the most important unsolved problems in all of science. But what, exactly, is dark energy, and why do we even believe that it exists?
Italian astronaut brews, sips first fresh espresso in space
The first Italian woman in space is now the world's first orbiting barista.
Nature inspires first artificial molecular pump
Using nature for inspiration, a team of Northwestern University scientists is the first to develop an entirely artificial molecular pump, in which molecules pump other molecules. This tiny machine is no small ...
We need new jobs as the machines do more of our work
We might be living longer than ever before, but the Australian government's plan to keep older people in the workforce may not be that easy. ...
Engineering the P450 enzyme to perform new reactions
Enzymes, the micro machines in our cells, can evolve to perform new tasks when confronted with novel situations. But what if you want an enzyme to do an entirely different job—one that it would never have ...
Portable MRI could aid wounded soldiers and children in the third world
Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory are developing an ultra-low-field Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) system that could be low-power and lightweight enough for forward deployment on the battlefield ...
Los Alamos' sky-scanning software gives insight on events of astrophysical origin
An automated software system developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory played a key role in the discovery of supernova iPTF 14atg and could provide insight, a virtual Rosetta stone, into future supernova ...
Students design exercise device for people with paraplegia
Five Northeastern University student-researchers have retrofitted a rowing machine with an ingenious device, allowing people with paraplegia to exercise without the aid of a trainer.
IBM raises quarterly dividend by 18 percent to $1.30
IBM said Tuesday it is raising its quarterly dividend to $1.30 from $1.10, an increase of 18 percent.