Scientists integrating multiple organ-on-chip systems to mimic the whole human body
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University today announced that it has entered into a Cooperative Agreement worth up to $37 million with the Defense Advanced Research ...
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. ...
Study determines best arrangement of tidal sails device
In the long sprint to find new sources of clean, low-cost power, slow and steady might win the race—the slow-moving water of currents and tides, that is. Just as wind turbines tap into the energy of flowing ...
US to launch anew secretive space plane
The United States is planning a new launch of its tiny, pilotless military space plane on Tuesday as part of a futuristic Air Force program that has fueled speculation over its mission.
Analysis of the personality of psychopaths by means of their drawings
The ‘Analysis of the structure of language and dynamic of personality' research group of the University of Granada, Spain, has developed a method to analyse the personality of people with psychopathologic disorders by means ...
Genome advances promise personalized medical treatment
A whirlwind of activity is under way to apply the findings of the $3 billion Human Genome Project to improve health care in the United States and around the world.
Dutch approve project to store CO2 underground
The Dutch government said Wednesday it had approved the experimental below-ground storage of excess CO2 to curb damaging emissions, dismissing concerns of residents who live on top of the project.
UK drops DNA tests for refugees and asylum seekers
(AP) -- Britain has dropped a controversial policy of using DNA tests to identify the nationality of African refugees and asylum seekers after criticism that there is no scientific merit to the practice.
New detection technologies for bacterial pathogens
In FP7 jargon, RAPTADIAG is categorised as a 'small or medium-scale focused research project'. However, the past two years have seen the consortium turn a novel diagnostic test for bacterial meningitis into ...
If you can 'green' it here, you can green it anywhere
At 7,000 feet in a tony resort community in the Wasatch mountains, Park City, Utah is known for many things-the Sundance Film Festival, world class outdoor recreation, 2002 Winter Olympics-but modest, "high ...
Video: Morpheus flies higher and farther than ever
NASA's Project Morpheus nailed it again today with yet another successful free flight of their prototype lander, soaring higher, faster, and farther than ever before! Go Morpheus!
Project begins injection of CO2 for storage at Illinois Basin
The Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium (MGSC) has begun injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) for the first million-tonne demonstration of carbon sequestration in the U.S. The CO2 will be stored permanently in the Mt. Simon Sand ...
Forensic science on trial
The key player in a movement challenging improper use of DNA testing and other elements of forensic science is the topic of a compelling cover story in this week's edition of Chemical & Engineering News. The story in the ...
Mid-Atlantic rocket launch gives East rare view
A rocket has streaked along the eastern U.S. early evening sky in an unusual sight as NASA put a smartphone and 28 other tiny satellites into orbit.