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.
It's hard to convict a murderer if the victim can't be found. And the best way to hide a body is to bury it. Researchers are developing new tools to find those clandestine graves.
Scientists monitoring Alaska's volcanoes have been forced to shut down stations and forgo repairs of seismic equipment amid ongoing federal budget cuts— moves that could mean delays in getting vital information to airline pilots and emergency planners.
Researchers have given the first demonstration of how the drag exerted on liquids flowing through tiny “fluidic chips” is affected by the introduction of diminutive gas bubbles.
New approaches are dramatically changing the way breast cancer operations are done, giving women more options, faster treatment, smaller scars, fewer long-term side effects and better cosmetic results.
The government has prosecuted oil companies when birds drown in their waste pits, power companies when birds are electrocuted by their power lines but has never fined or prosecuted a wind-energy company when birds hit their fans.
New research has revealed that the evolution of the complex, weight-bearing hips of walking animals from the basic hips of fish was a much simpler process than previously thought.