(PhysOrg.com) -- It may seem illogical, but boiling is a very efficient way to cool engineering components and systems used in the extreme environments of space.
Twitter users fired off 36.4 million messages during the 83rd Academy Awards, about two million fewer than during last month's Super Bowl.
Every day about 100 tons of meteoroids -- fragments of dust and gravel and sometimes even big rocks enter the Earth's atmosphere. Stand out under the stars for more than a half an hour on a clear night and you'll likely ...
Tropical Cyclone Atu had a brief but memorable life last week, and NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured a day-by-day look at its growth and death.
Astronauts at the orbiting International Space Station on Tuesday installed a permanent Italian-built storage module, while Russia nixed plans to fly around and take pictures of the crowded lab.
Facebook said Tuesday that it has acquired Beluga, a startup founded by former Google employees which allows users to send group messages to family or friends.
Guojun Liu has discovered a way to use nanotechnology to reduce friction in automobile engines and machines.
A very tiny, very sharp object has put Canadian researchers at the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) and University of Alberta into the Guinness Book of World Records.
A research group led by scientists from the University of Bristol has demonstrated the quantum operation of new components that will enable compact circuits for future photonic quantum computers.
By examining historical data, statisticians in the College of Science at Virginia Tech have quantified biases that play a role in granting Division I at-large basketball teams inclusion in the NCAA March Madness Tournament.