Four racing teams from around the world will gather in France this spring to compete for a first-of-its-kind title.
Natural gas pipeline leaks that pose a safety hazard are quickly addressed. But what about leaks too small to pose a threat?
That spinach on your plate deserves more credit. Not only is it packed with folic acid and other health benefits, it could also help scientists regenerate human tissue.
Thanks to the architecture in our eyes, we see but a small subset of the hues that make up the visible spectrum.
Whether we like to or not, we’re all gamblers. Every waking moment, countless stem cells inside our bodies are dividing in order to replace worn out biological machinery.
In the water cycle, what comes out of us eventually goes back in. Along the way, we can make it something better.
The majority of our cells die noble deaths; they cease to be once they're damaged beyond repair. However, some ragged cells refuse to turn out the lights, and that's where the trouble begins.
Some of the world’s first robotic police officers will reportedly hit the streets of Dubai in May. Brigadier Abdullah Bin Sultan, director of the Future Shaping Centre of Dubai Police, made the announcement Monday during a police forum held in the city.
Need to memorize a series of numbers? Try this: Imagine yourself walking through a house while locking visualizations of a “12” or “78” into different rooms and cabinets located throughout the house.
A trove of footage from early U.S. nuclear weapons tests has just been declassified and uploaded to YouTube.
Natural variability in atmospheric conditions could account for as much as half of the recent decline in Arctic sea ice, according to a new study.
Computer chips continue to shrink ever smaller, but we still wring more processing power out of them.
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in the Chilean Andes has made several groundbreaking discoveries since it was brought online in 2011.
The hum of insects pollinating plants could one day be joined by a decidedly different buzz. Researchers from the Nanomaterials Research Institute in Japan have developed a system for transferring pollen between plants using a tiny commercial drone armed with an adhesive gel. They say that their sticky drone solution could one day help ailing pollinator populations ensure crops keep having sex.
Scientists are five steps closer to synthesizing the entire genome of baker’s yeast, a feat that, once accomplished, will push the field of synthetic biology into a new frontier.
A project attempting to grow potatoes in Mars-like conditions has reported positive preliminary results.
The stuff that clings to teeth can tell an interesting story. On Wednesday, scientists revealed new insights gleaned from dental plaque stuck on the teeth of five Neanderthals from Europe.
Blue Origin today unveiled a video demonstrating takeoff and landing procedures for its New Glenn rocket.
True's beaked whale sightings are so rare, that scientists who devote careers to studying these animals may never actually witness one swimming in the wild.
When an oil tanker runs aground or a deep-sea well suffers a leak, millions of gallons of oil can flood into the ocean.