Preventing 'Sick' Spaceships

Picture this: You're one of several astronauts homeward bound after a three-year mission to Mars. Halfway back from the Red Planet, your spacecraft starts suffering intermittent electrical outages. So you remove a little-used ...

Scientists study NASCAR safety rules

U.S. researchers have determined safety regulations enacted by NASCAR over 21 years have resulted in an increase in accidents.

Scientists search for cause of bee deaths

A U.S. scientist says parasites, pathogens and pesticides are all possible suspects in the recent staggering decline in the number of the world's honeybees.

Microsoft Partners Announce New Phones, Devices

Microsoft will use its Windows Hardware Engineering Conference to announce 15 new phones and devices that work with its unified communications software from nine of its partners.

NASA mission explores world's deepest sinkhole

A NASA-funded expedition, including researchers from Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute, will begin searching for the submerged bottom of Mexico’s El Zacatón sinkhole with a robotic submarine the week of ...

Cluster spacecraft makes a shocking discovery

ESA's Cluster was in the right place and time to make a shocking discovery. The four spacecraft encountered a shock wave that kept breaking and reforming – predicted only in theory.

Asexual worm quickly adapts to soil contamination

Soil contaminants lead to rapid genetic adaptations in the nematode Acrobeloides nanus. The worms from contaminated soil live longer and lay more eggs under polluted conditions than the worms from unpolluted soil. Dutch-sponsored ...

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