Vibration absorbers are devices used to damp vibration in everything from engines to buildings. When attached to the wheels or the tracks of rail transit systems, they may reduce the noise from trains, bringing more peace and quiet to passengers and those who work or live near the tracks.
Researchers have been trying for more than half a century to develop a practical thermionic generator, with little luck. But, that may soon change, thanks to a new design— dubbed a thermoelectronic generator.
A newly discovered receptor in the body– similar to the receptors for endorphins or for morphine— might be important in the body’s response to sepsis, which could be the key to unlocking a new treatment in the future.
For those living with gastrointestinal disorders, treatment often means quelling uncomfortable symptoms through medications or dietary changes. But researchers are aiming for a new treatment: doing away with the old gut for a new gut free of inflamed or diseased tissues.
A new study has shown that the subsurface ocean on Jupiter’s moon Europa may have deep currents and circulation patterns with heat and energy transfers capable of sustaining biological life.
The revelation that a New York City commuter train derailed while barreling around a sharp curve at nearly three times the speed limit is fueling questions about whether automated crash-avoidance technology could have prevented the carnage.
Chick-fil-A says it's removing high-fructose corn syrup from its white buns and artificial dyes from its sauces and dressings as part of a push to improve its ingredients.
A novel compound selectively inhibits the process of aging in order to protect the brain from neurodegenerative diseases, without affecting lifespan.
Some companies could economically convert their operations to wood boilers for heat and power, according to a team of forestry researchers.
Research has resulted in a new, internationally agreed radiocarbon calibration curve that will provide improved accuracy to archaeologists, environmental scientists and climate researchers who rely on radiocarbon dating to put their findings onto a reliable timescale.
The engineering feat that enables a device to jolt a dangerously misbehaving heart back to its normal rhythm and save millions of lives is featured in a new video.
The Program for International Student Assessment is an international assessment that measures 15-year-old students' reading, mathematics and science literacy.
Congress is racing toward renewing a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines, just days before the ban expires.
Scientists have found that Neanderthals organized their living spaces in ways that would be familiar to modern humans, a discovery that once again shows similarities between these two close cousins.
A single dose of the hormone oxytocin, delivered via nasal spray, has been shown to enhance brain activity while processing social information in children with autism spectrum disorders.