SpaceX launches six commercial satellites on Falcon 9
SpaceX successfully launched six ORBCOMM advanced telecommunications satellites into orbit on Monday, July 14, to significantly upgrade the speed and capacity of their existing data relay network. The launch ...
Using mosquitos to decrease the mosquito population
Who would have thought of mosquitoes being put to work to help decrease and control the mosquito population? University of Kentucky professor and researcher Stephen Dobson and his former graduate student, ...
New Horizons only one year from Pluto (w/ Video)
In July 2015, NASA will discover a new world. No one knows what to expect when the alien landscape comes into focus. There could be icy geysers, towering mountains, deep valleys, even planetary rings.
Complex cellular-molecular crosstalk of vertebrate regeneration
Regeneration is one of the most tantalizing areas of biological research. How are some animals able to regrow body parts following injury? Why can't humans do the same thing? Can scientists learn the secrets ...
How Google and friends aim to block patent trolls
Google, Canon and other information technology corporations last week announced they're banding together in an attempt to fix an allegedly broken patent system and squash the wave of patent trolls and privateers ...
Solar storm radiation can be harmful for frequent fliers
Space weather impacts many modern-day technologies. But one of the most concerning – and least reported – space weather effects is the increased radiation exposure to passengers on commercial long-distance ...
Phase-changing material could allow low-cost robots to switch between hard and soft states
In the movie "Terminator 2," the shape-shifting T-1000 robot morphs into a liquid state to squeeze through tight spaces or to repair itself when harmed. Now a phase-changing material built from wax and foam, ...
Venus Express rises again
(Phys.org) —After a month surfing in and out of the atmosphere of Venus down to just 130 km from the planet's surface, ESA's Venus Express is about to embark on a 15 day climb up to the lofty heights of ...
Landsat looks to the Moon (w/ Video)
Every full moon, Landsat 8 turns its back on Earth. As the satellite's orbit takes it to the nighttime side of the planet, Landsat 8 pivots to point at the moon. It scans the distant lunar surface multiple ...
Major study documents nutritional and food safety benefits of organic farming
The largest study of its kind has found that organic foods and crops have a suite of advantages over their conventional counterparts, including more antioxidants and fewer, less frequent pesticide residues.
Lab project to drive increase in building efficiency
The world's most advanced energy efficiency test bed for buildings is open for business, launched today (July 10) by U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman.
What to expect from the next generation of Windows
The tech world is abuzz with speculation on what Microsoft is planning for the next generation of its operating system to replace Windows 8.
MindRDR lets Google Glass users take photos and post them using only concentration
Space clean-up mission seeks reduced orbital debris (w/ Video)
As the Earth's orbit becomes increasingly crowded with space debris, including former satellites no longer in operation, there is an increasing risk of collisions with active satellites.