Purdue students build street-legal 2, 200 mpg solar powered car
(PhysOrg.com) -- The Purdue Solar Racing team's solar-powered urban commuter car achieved the equivalent of almost 2,200 miles per gallon in the 2011 Shell EcoMarathon international competition this week in ...
Russia marks 50 years since Gagarin triumph
Half a century ago, a Russian carpenter's son named Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space, carving an indelible mark in human history and scoring the greatest Soviet Cold War success.
Winners of 18th annual Great Moonbuggy race announced
NASA has announced the winners of the 18th annual NASA Great Moonbuggy Race -- and it's Puerto Rico's year.
What you see is what you do: Risky behaviors linked to risk-glorifying media exposure
Exposure via the media to activities such as street racing, binge drinking and unprotected sex is linked to risk-taking behaviors and attitudes, according to a new analysis of more than 25 years of research.
The great moonbuggy race
Forty years after the first lunar rover rolled across the moon's surface, 84 teams of enterprising future engineers will demonstrate the same ingenuity and can-do spirit at the 18th annual NASA Great Moonbuggy ...
Facebook study finds race trumped by ethnic, social, geographic origins in forging friendships
(PhysOrg.com) -- Race may not be as important as previously thought in determining who buddies up with whom, suggests a new UCLAHarvard University study of American college students on the social networking ...
Ethanol-fueled racecars outrun conventional speedsters
(PhysOrg.com) -- A group of automotive researchers from the Argonne National Laboratory and industry have shown that a fuel-injected racing car engine fueled by E-85, an ethanol-based fuel, outperforms the ...
Political fundraising tool taps social networks
(AP) -- Candidates in some top political races are raising big sums of money using software that taps donors' social networks, an endeavor that lets the donors track their friends' donations with the zeal a fantasy baseball ...
Wind-powered car goes down wind faster than the wind
Engineering Students Bring Home Trophy In Hybrid Vehicle Competition
Building a Formula Hybrid race car from scratch made for a whirlwind spring semester for eight students at the Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering. Little did they know that their efforts ...
Mixed-race people perceived as 'more attractive'
In the largest study of its kind Dr Michael Lewis of Cardiff University's School of Psychology, collected a random sample of 1205 black, white, and mixed-race faces.
Student Teams Ready to Battle Lunar Terrain at NASA's 17th Annual Great Moonbuggy Race
More than 100 student teams from around the globe will drive their specially crafted lunar rovers through a challenging course of rugged, moon-like terrain at NASA's 17th annual Great Moonbuggy Race in Huntsville, Ala., April ...
Study shows people's racial biases can skew perceptions of how much help victims need
When assessing the amount of help someone needs, people's perceptions can be skewed by their racial biases, according to a Kansas State University study.
Nonverbal communication of race bias on TV influences viewers' own bias
Subtle patterns of nonverbal behavior that appear on popular television programs influence racial bias among viewers, according to research from Tufts University to appear in the December 18, 2009, issue of the journal Science.