MeerKAT is the South African precursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope, to be built in Africa and in Australia. The SKA Project is an international enterprise to build the largest radio telescope in the world.
To stop global warming, most governments are advocating reducing the amount of carbon dioxide (CO₂), a greenhouse gas, put into the atmosphere. But some argue that such action won’t be enough – we will need to remove CO₂ already present.
Research investigates ways to process information using the laws of quantum mechanics, rather than the familiar physics underlying present-day computer processors.
New MIT nanoparticles offer best-ever gene silencing, could help treat liver diseases.
Clinical efficacy trials for the development of drugs that treat acute stroke or aid in stroke recovery are often inefficient. Yet a certain robot from MIT may change that.
Just in time for Valentine's Day, you might be wondering how significant a roll social media plays with your significant other-or lack there of (But don't pull out the tissues just yet, if it's the later. There's still time. Online dating, anyone?) In any case, a survey conducted by Pew Internet tak...
For the first time, a team of chemists and engineers at Penn State University have placed tiny synthetic motors inside live human cells, propelled them with ultrasonic waves and steered them magnetically.
Steps toward ultra-small electronic computer systems that push beyond the imminent end of Moore's Law, which states that the device density and overall processing power for computers will double every two to three years, are taken.
Using a European Southern Observatory (ESO) telescope, astronomers, for the first time ever, have managed to study the internal structure of a small peanut shaped asteroid.
Research from a team led by North Carolina State University is opening the door to smarter sensors by integrating the smart material vanadium dioxide (VO2) onto a silicon chip and using lasers to make the material magnetic.
Dennis Aabo Sørensen is the first amputee in the world to feel sensory rich information – in realtime – with a prosthetic hand wired to nerves in his upper arm. Sørensen could grasp objects intuitively and identify what he was touching while blindfolded.
Gunshot wounds experienced by those in battle or in gun accidents may be fatal if not treated properly and in a certain amount of time. And unfortunately, statistics show that it may be particularly difficult to stop bleeding from the wound with gauze alone, meanwhile removing foreign matter from th...