Professors and students will intercept storms as part of a major field project to improve predictions of severe weather and offer earlier warnings to those in its path.
Researchers have reported the first fully integrated nanosystem for artificial photosynthesis.
Researchers have designed a new tool to intelligently combine nuclear radioactivity data in Japan. The technology harnesses the power of crowd-sourced radiation data.
NASA's planet-hunting Kepler telescope is broken, potentially jeopardizing the search for other worlds where life could exist outside our solar system.
Pioneering X-ray technology is making it possible to read fragile rolled-up historical documents for the first time in centuries.
New hardware could lead to wireless devices that identify and exploit unused transmission frequencies, using radio spectrum much more efficiently.
Chinese scientists have conducted an experiment in the high-altitude atmosphere and near-Earth space with the launch of a sounding rocket.
A new design tool interprets hand gestures, enabling designers and artists to create and modify three-dimensional shapes using only their hands as a "natural user interface" instead of keyboard and mouse.
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 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.
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.
Nanometer-scale alloys possess the ability to emit light so brightly they could have potential applications in medicine.
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 Navy, for the first time, launched an unmanned aircraft the size of a fighter jet from a warship in the Atlantic Ocean.
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.
General Motors Co. says a new supercomputing data center and a fledgling shift to bring software development in-house should help it limit the size of future safety recalls.
Imaging revealed what happens during battery charging and could lead to improved batteries for electric cars.
At seven times the toughness of Kevlar, a silk produced by the Caerostris darwini spider of Madagascar is more robust than any other material. Now, it can be produced at an industrial scale.