It took 10 years to create this image of our changing Sun. Taken from space by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), it shows a dramatically different picture than the one we receive on Earth.
"RoboClam" replicates a clam’s ability to burrow into soil while using very little energy.
Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are a new form of electronic money independent of traditional banking, with the bitcoins that started circulating in 2009 becoming the most prominent of several such fledgling digital currencies.
The Future Circular Collider (FCC) could have a circumference of 80 to 100 kilometres (the LHC has a circumference of 27km), but first a five-year exploratory study will be carried out to look into the feasibility and cost of various different machines.
Researchers at the University of Texas Arlington have designed a micro-windmill that is fully functional while barely visible: A single grain of rice could hold about 10 of these tiny windmills.
IBM said it will invest more than $1 billion to establish a new business unit for Watson, as the tech giant hopes to get more revenue from the supercomputer system that beat humans on the television quiz show "Jeopardy".
A novel high-tech magnetic pulse generator that shrinks the size of this kind of device from room-sized to tabletop has been developed and demonstrated by Rice University scientists.
When a swirling mass of Arctic air (the polar vortex) moved south and passed over the relatively warm waters of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior, the contrast in temperatures created a visual spectacle.
China's moon lander Chang'e 3 successfully landed on the lunar Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains) just east of a 450 m diameter impact crater on 14 December 2013 -- and it was spotted on Christmas Eve by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter as seen in this before-after-image.
The Mars One project, which aims to put humans on Mars permanently and drew 200,000 applicants, has now announced that more than a thousand of these candidates were shortlisted. They will now be tested in order to come up with a final list of 24 would-be Mars-dwellers.
NASA astronauts will help ring in 2014 by sending greetings from space and from Earth to the crowd gathered in New York's Times Square on New Year's Eve.
The superconductivity research group of the University of Twente (UT) has made a technological breakthrough crucial to the success of nuclear fusion reactors, allowing for clean, inexhaustible energy generation based on the workings of the stars in our galaxy.