Researchers expand synthetic biology's toolkit: New method could enable reprogramming of mammalian cells
Through the assembly of genetic components into "circuits" that perform logical operations in living cells, synthetic biologists aim to artificially empower cells to solve critical problems in medicine, energy ...
FAIR: New German particle accelerator clears first hurdle
Plans to build a 1.6-billion-euro ($2 billion) particle accelerator in Germany cleared the first main hurdle Tuesday when authorities gave the go-ahead for construction to begin.
DARPA issues robot challenge to clothing imports
DARPA releases cause of hypersonic glider anomaly
(AP) -- An unmanned hypersonic glider likely aborted its 13,000 mph flight over the Pacific Ocean last summer because unexpectedly large sections of its skin peeled off, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research ...
Researchers hope to use bugged bugs for search and rescue
Pentagon looks for weapons to wage cyber warfare
The Pentagon's researchers plan to bolster their efforts to create offensive weapons for use in cyber warfare, reflecting a growing concern over digital threats, US officials said Monday.
Can newly discovered biology 'law' save lives?
What if doctors in the intensive care unit could predict if and when a patient was about to go into cardiac arrest? They could then be ready when it happened.
IBM pursues chips that behave like brains
Computers, like humans, can learn. But when Google tries to fill in your search box based only on a few keystrokes, or your iPhone predicts words as you type a text message, it's only a narrow mimicry of what ...
US looks for answers after hypersonic plane fails
Pentagon scientists on Friday acknowledged they were puzzled by the failed flight test of an experimental hypersonic plane and said they were trying to understand what went wrong. ...
Contact lost with hypersonic glider after launch (Update)
An unmanned hypersonic glider developed for U.S. defense research into super-fast global strike capability was launched atop a rocket early Thursday but contact was lost after the experimental craft began ...
New compact microspectrometer design achieves high resolution and wide bandwidth
A new microspectrometer architecture that uses compact disc-shaped resonators could address the challenges of integrated lab-on-chip sensing systems that now require a large off-chip spectrometer to achieve ...
Pentagon dreams of Star Trek interstellar travel
The Defense Department first proposed Star Wars. Now it wants Star Trek.
DARPA issues BAA for advanced robotic translator
'Science' article has implications for all rapidly developing fields
Global climate change and other fast-developing scientific fields can take a cue from a prolonged process that eventually led to a workable compromise regarding the release of new data by human genome researchers.