Microsoft says the next version of its flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasize advances it is making toward a world centered around mobile devices and Internet services.
Researchers have unveiled an oval-shaped submersible robot, a little smaller than a football,...
Researchers have created technology that could be the first step toward wearable computers with...
Passengers on European airlines may soon be able to use portable electronics, including...
The government granted six movie and television production companies permission to use drones for filming, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced.
Researchers have announced a tool for analyzing the economic impacts of building new compressed natural gas fueling stations. Mostly made up of methane, compressed natural gas is an alternative fuel for cars and trucks that can offer greenhouse gas benefits over gasoline.
The International Space Station has been called a stepping stone to other worlds. NASA hasn't forgotten, however, that the behemoth space station is also on the doorstep of Earth.
Simultaneously using mobile phones, laptops and other media devices could be changing the structure of our brains, according to research. A new study reveals that people who frequently use several media devices at the same time have lower grey matter density in one particular region of the brain compared to those who use just one device occasionally.
Designers of the ambitious U.S. air traffic control system of the future neglected to take drones into account, raising questions about whether it can handle the escalating demand for the unmanned aircraft and predicted congestion in the sky.
Scientists have discovered how to control the limbs of a completely paralyzed rat in real time to help it walk again. Building on earlier work in rats, this new breakthrough is part of a more general therapy that could one day be implemented in rehabilitation programs for people with spinal cord injury. Clinical trials could start as early as next summer.
Researchers are reporting a new inexpensive and simple way to make transparent, flexible transistors— the building blocks of electronics— that could help bring roll-up smartphones with see-through displays and other bendable gadgets to consumers in just a few years.
India triumphed in its first interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars today and catapulting the country into an elite club of deep-space explorers. In scenes broadcast live on Indian TV, scientists broke into wild cheers as the orbiter's engines completed 24 minutes of burn time to maneuver the spacecraft into its designated place around the Red Planet.
Deutsche Post DHL says it is starting Germany's first drone package delivery service, a test program transporting medicine to a pharmacy on a North Sea island.
Nutritional modeling systems have helped participating feedlot operators keep feed costs in check and produce beef more profitably. Now, these models have the potential to be applied to help reduce greenhouse emissions.
A U.S. Naval Academy dean says he's hoping to have cybersecurity accredited as a major by 2016. No U.S. school currently has a cybersecurity degree accredited by a leading organization, and the academy hopes to be among the first.
A professor has figured out a dramatically easier and more cost-effective way to do research on science curriculum in the classroom– and it could include playing video games. Called computational modeling, it involves a computer “learning” student behavior and then “thinking” as students would.
The government's own watchdogs tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability— but also came away with respect for some of the health insurance site's security features. Those are among the conclusions of a report released today.
Thanks to new LEGO-like components, it is now possible to build a 3-D microfluidic system quickly and cheaply by simply snapping together small modules by hand.
Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones. Microsoft's former chief software architect hopes to orchestrate voice's comeback through Talko, a mobile application being released today for the iPhone. A version for Android phones is expected in a few months.
Researchers have discovered a way to create a highly sensitive chemical sensor based on the crystalline flaws in graphene sheets. The imperfections have unique electronic properties that the researchers were able to exploit to increase sensitivity to absorbed gas molecules by 300 times.
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories’ Z machine have produced a significant output of fusion neutrons, using a method fully functioning for only little more than a year.
A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit. In all, the unmanned Dragon capsule is delivering more than 5,000 pounds of space station supplies for NASA.
Researchers have equipped a robot with a novel tactile sensor that lets it grasp a USB cable draped freely over a hook and insert it into a USB port. The sensor is small enough to fit on a robot’s gripper and its processing algorithm is fast, so it can give the robot feedback in real time.
A multidisciplinary team of scientists are using some of the most advanced X-ray micro Computed Tomography scanners to learn how to design plant roots so they can interact better with soil and capture water and nutrients more efficiently. This non-invasive technology will help them unearth some of the answers to one of the biggest challenges facing the world today— global food security.
Considered to be at the forefront of microscopy technology in agriculture, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri supports education, industry and innovation under one roof.
The price of solar energy in the U.S. continues to fall substantially, according to the latest editions of two annual reports. A third report shows that local permitting and other regulatory procedures can significantly impact residential photovoltaic prices.
headache for public health officials. To help address the challenge, a three-continent research consortium is evaluating a novel environmental crowdsourcing technique that relies on 53-cent test kits and the nation’s ubiquitous mobile phone service.
For future astronauts, the process of suiting up may go something like this: instead of climbing into a conventional, bulky, gas-pressurized suit, one may don a lightweight, stretchy garment, lined with tiny, muscle-like coils. The suit would then be plugged in to a spacecraft’s power supply, triggering the coils to contract and essentially shrink-wrap the garment around the body.
A fevered search for the next great high-energy, rechargeable battery technology is on. Scientists are reporting they have overcome key obstacles toward making lithium-sulfur batteries, which have the potential to leave today’s lithium-ion technology in the dust.
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