Carbon aerogels can absorb organic solvents and oils up to 106 to 312 times its own weight because of its high porosity and hydrophobility. This makes it an ideal candidate for cleaning up oil spills.
Scientists have reported the development of an “exceptionally” effective new retardant that works in two ways and appears to be safer and more environmentally friendly.
Announcements at Google's sixth annual conference for software developers included new features for online games, maps and search, a new music-streaming service and enhancements to its Google Plus social network, including tools for sharing and enhancing photos.
Engineers have combined layers of flexible materials into pressure sensors to create a wearable heart monitor thinner than a dollar bill.
Researchers have found that the key to purple bacteria’s light-harvesting prowess lies in highly symmetrical molecules.
Colorful vegetables are promoted as key to a healthy diet, but white vegetables, especially potatoes, shouldn't be forgotten.
The Navy, for the first time, launched an unmanned aircraft the size of a fighter jet from a warship in the Atlantic Ocean.
A surprising new report questions public health efforts to get Americans to sharply cut back on salt, saying it's not clear whether eating super-low levels is worth the struggle.
A new report assesses the state of high-field magnet science, engineering and technology in the U.S. and finds it very strong.
Tuber processing giant J.R. Simplot Co. asked the U.S. government to approve five varieties of biotech potatoes that resist browning and are designed to produce lower levels of potentially cancer-causing acrylamide when fried.
Nanometer-scale alloys possess the ability to emit light so brightly they could have potential applications in medicine.
Researchers are considering the brain’s superior ability to send electrical signals along massively parallel channels: if a supercomputer was like a brain it would learn, adapt, hypothesize and then suggest answers.
Researchers developed a software algorithm that detects and isolates cyber-attacks on networked control systems– which are used to coordinate transportation, power and other infrastructure across the U.S.
The FDA has released a new tool to help bolster the food industry’s defense measures against an act of intentional food contamination.
Scientists launched an online “game” to better understand the sources of global warming gases. By engaging “citizen scientists,” the researchers hope to locate all the power plants around the world and quantify their CO2 emissions.