Earlier this month, Ian Foster, widely recognized as one of the founders of grid computing, spoke at TedxCERN about science being a voyage of discovery. However, he is frustrated by what he perceives to be an unnecessarily slow pace of discovery.
A bridge over the Skagit River along an interstate highway partially collapsed in the US state of Washington, leaving cars with people in the water, according to several media reports.
By measuring the amount of barium and calcium on the teeth growth lines of the Neanderthals, researchers noticed that breast-feeding was just for seven months, followed by seven month of supplementation.
Internet per satellite is the only available option to be online for ocean-crossing airplanes or ships, and remote places. It was also a very expensive option until recently, but is now becoming more comparable with mobile internet costs. General technological progress dictates this development, and...
An advanced process based on osmosis will soon make it possible to economically produce electricity from waste heat as low as 30 degrees celsius, as emitted by installations like waste incinerators, refineries, or data centers.
Fire ants may be pests, but they also can be useful to scientists. Researchers are examining how these insects move in order to create search-and-rescue robots that could help trapped victims underground.
NASA is onboard for creating a 3D printer--for food. What sort of food will it print, you ask? Apparently the first item on the menu is pizza.
We may be one step closer to creating foldable computers that could potentially fit in a pocket. Researchers have used graphene-based ink to inkjet-print graphene patterns that could eventually be used to create extremely detailed, conductive electrodes.
A team of bioengineers at the University of California, Davis have developed a new waterproof fabric that sucks sweat and remains completely dry. This fabric is the latest application of microfluid technology.
A European team of researchers is exploring new ways of using fibre-optic technology to deliver ultra-high-speed internet access to even the remotest locations in Europe, at less cost and with less impact on the environment.
Scientists developed a new, lower dose X-ray method that works completely different than classical X-ray radiographs that provide information about absorptive structures such as bones. Conversely, the new method is based on diffraction and can image soft tissues in 3D and high resolution.
Australian scientists have produced the largest flexible, plastic solar cells of the Southern continent – ten times the size of what they were previously able to – thanks to a new solar cell printer that has been installed at CSIRO.