Kickstarter project SAM kit helps teach hardware system coding
UAE launches project to send unmanned probe to Mars
Oil-rich United Arab Emirates on Monday launched a project that aims to send the first Arab unmanned probe to Mars by 2021.
Darwin note, early Apple computer being auctioned
A letter by Charles Darwin on the sex life of barnacles and a still-working vintage Apple computer—one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976—are among the unique pieces of science history up for ...
New York cancels phone booth transmitter program
New York City is scuttling a project that would have installed in payphone booths thousands of transmitters that could track people's movements.
Facebook tightens reins on research at social network (Update)
Facebook tightened the reins Thursday on its research methods in the wake of an outcry by members who felt manipulated by a secret study into how posts affect moods.
Grouse moor burning causes widespread environmental changes
Evidence of the environmental effects of moorland burning is published today in the first authoritative scientific study on the subject, with the aim of relieving tensions on both sides of the grouse moor ...
A simulation game to help people prep for court
Preparing for court and appearing before a judge can be a daunting experience, particularly for people who are representing themselves because they can't afford a lawyer or simply don't know all the ropes ...
Drilling into an active earthquake fault in New Zealand
Three University of Michigan geologists are participating in an international effort to drill nearly a mile beneath the surface of New Zealand this fall to bring back rock samples from an active fault known ...
Research that holds water
Water is a vulnerable resource coming under increasing pressure in many parts of the world. The Research Council of Norway is providing funding to a number of research projects seeking to solve challenges related to the supply ...
Alpine drilling fault project moves into new phase
The multi-national Alpine Fault drilling project has moved to a new phase with a new drilling rig positioned over the borehole to take the probe to its target depth of 1.3km
China arrests scientist for alleged fund-swindling
Chinese authorities have arrested a leading scientist in transgene biology on the charge of swindling state scientific research funds, the government said.
New Manhattan Project director documents released
The U.S. Department of Energy has declassified documents related to a Cold War hearing for the man who directed the Manhattan Project and was later accused of having communist sympathies.
Canada's Superconducting Electron Linear Accelerator produces first beam
On September 30th, TRIUMF's newly constructed superconducting electron linear accelerator (e-linac) produced its first particle beam at an initial energy of 23 MeV. The cutting-edge accelerator technology ...
Boosting the energy efficiency of working buildings with passive and active technologies
There is nothing like the real world to reveal a project's true worth. This is why a project called BRICKER will test its mettle out by retrofitting public buildings situated in three different countries in thre ...