Limber Robot Might Hitchhike to Space

Lemurs, those wide-eyed, active, monkey-like animals running around the island in the movie "Madagascar," are known for their ability to leap. A robotic lemur being tested at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory moves more slowly, ...

Researchers Look Beyond the Birth of the Universe

According to Einstein’s general theory of relativity, the Big Bang represents The Beginning, the grand event at which not only matter but space-time itself was born. While classical theories offer no clues about existence ...

Molecule Within a Molecule

All children are fascinated by Russian dolls: when the largest outer wooden figure is opened, a second, smaller, nearly identical doll appears. This one can also be opened and so on…. This toy could well have inspired T. ...

Oldest Known Art and Agriculture Calendar in New World Discovered

In one of the most significant archaeological and anthropological finds in recent history, Robert Benfer, professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Missouri-Columbia, has discovered the earliest astronomical ...

Company offers a new kind of outsourcing

Outsourcing call centers and software programming has become standard practice for businesses worldwide. Less common is companies outsourcing their R&D.

Nano World: Nanofibers for heart cells

The heart function of rats following heart attacks can be improved using heart cells wrapped in organic fibers only nanometers or billionths of a meter long that are impregnated with growth hormones, experts tell UPI's Nano ...

Wireless World: Love, Mom

This Mother's Day, show mom you really care. Send her a text message -- with love. Experts tell UPI's Wireless World that increasingly, moms are using text messaging and mobile phones to manage their communications with family ...

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