Poll: Climate change worries Europeans

A poll conducted across the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany and Spain has found Europeans ready to accept lifestyle restrictions to fight global warming.

NASA finishes Orion system review

NASA has completed the first systems review of the Orion spacecraft, moving a step closer to the launch of the United States' next human space vehicle.

A Bunch of Electron Chicanery

As the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) takes shape over the next few years, one of the key issues occupying the minds of physicists is controlling the size and shape of the electron pulses used to generate the x-ray laser ...

Genesis Findings Solve Apollo Lunar Soil Mystery

Ever since astronauts returned from another world, scientists have been mystified by some of the moon rocks they brought back. Now one of the mysteries has been solved. "We learned a great deal about the sun by going to the ...

Samsung Develops World’s Slimmest Mobile LCD Screen

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world’s largest provider of thin-film transistor, liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels announced today that it has developed the thinnest reported LCD panel, one no thicker than a credit ...

Ultra-intense laser blast creates true 'black metal'

"Black gold" is not just an expression anymore. Scientists at the University of Rochester have created a way to change the properties of almost any metal to render it, literally, black. The process, using an incredibly intense ...

Rice as a source of electricity

Rice yields an abundance of biowaste: Husks make up around one quarter of the weight. Only a small fraction of this is utilized, for instance, to fire distillery furnaces. Researchers at Hanoi University of Technology now ...

Thanksgiving Skies

Thanksgiving is the biggest travel holiday of the year in the United States. Millions of people board airplanes and fly long hours to visit friends and family. Dreading the trip? Think of it as a sky watching opportunity. ...

NASA's Mars Global Surveyor May Be at Mission's End

NASA's Mars Global Surveyor has likely finished its operating career. The orbiter has not communicated with Earth since Nov. 2. Preliminary indications are that a solar panel became difficult to pivot, raising the possibility ...

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