New type of home furnace to be introduced

There's a new fad starting, which might eventually prove to be more a revolution than a fad: an efficient furnace that also generates electricity.

Honey, I shrunk the carbon nanotubes

U.S. scientists say they have developed a method of controllably altering the diameter of individual carbon nanotubes.

Leonardo's cellar dissection studio opened

The underground chamber in Florence, Italy, where Leonardo da Vinci dissected human corpses and animals has been opened briefly for scientific exploration.

NASA keeps ISS crew busy

NASA said the International Space Station crew was busy Tuesday with spacewalk preps, including spacesuit sizing and servicing.

Math model could aid study of collagen ailments

An MIT researcher's mathematical model explains for the first time the distinctive structure of collagen, a material key to healthy human bone, muscles and other tissues. The new model shows collagen's structure from the ...

Saving Space: Latitude’s not Enough

According to a recent study in Ecological Monographs, predicting the impact of climate change on organisms is much more complicated than simply looking at species northern and southern range limits.

First Far Eastern Leopard Captured in Southeast Russia

Just three days after catching a Siberian tiger in the Russian Far East, an international team led by biologists from the Wildlife Conservation Society captured another species last week that carries the dubious distinction ...

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