Bottle cleans water in seconds

An Ipswich, England, businessman has created a bottle that makes even the filthiest water drinkable in a matter of seconds.

Astronauts to test high-tech caulk gun

U.S. astronauts on the next shuttle mission will test the ability of a silicon substance loaded into a high-tech caulk gun to patch tiles.

Gene determines whether male body odor smells pleasant

To many, urine smells like urine and vanilla smells like vanilla. But androstenone, a derivative of testosterone that is a potent ingredient in male body odor, can smell like either - depending on your genes. While many people ...

Good earth: Chemists show origin of soil-scented geosmin

Brown University chemists have found the origins of an odor – the sweet smell of fresh dirt. In Nature Chemical Biology, the Brown team shows that the protein that makes geosmin – source of the good earth scent – has ...

Firm out of NASA shuttle replacement plan

An Oklahoma company's development of a commercial U.S. spacecraft sustained a setback when NASA decided to quit financing the company's project.