A lot of manufacturing plants go solar. Not too many, but some, use wind. But rarely if ever do we see something like what just went in at the Advanced Glass Industries (AGI) plant in Rochester, N.Y.: A combination of wind, solar and considerable storage capacity.
Doctors currently diagnosis suspicious lumps by using a needle to extract a sample for analysis. The sample - which is stained to highlight specific proteins - typically yields results in a few days, and may be inconclusive at times.
Stanford researcher Zhenan Bao has created 'super skin' - so sensitive to pressure it can feel a fly touch down, and powered by flexible, stretchable solar cells.
The conditions that caused the earthquake that hit New Zealand two days ago apply to many US cities, say experts.
Scientists at the Wake Forest Center for Regenerative Medicine have created a way of - literally - printing skin cells onto burn wounds.
Recently, NASA identified a world known as KOI 326.01. The planet is a tad smaller than Earth, with an average temperature lower than water’s boiling point. Still, in some ways KOI 326.01 is somewhat analogous to Earth, at least in size.
Population predictions are often bandied about as fact - but are actually 'highly uncertain', a population scientist has told the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
The use of reprogrammed stem cells for medical treatments is looking doubtful, with the discovery that such cells can lead to genomic abberations which could cause cancer.
The signature color of your iconic Coke or Pepsi may be set to change, as a public interest group is calling for a ban on two caramel coloring agents used in the popular sodas. The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a non-profit organization insisting on the ban, believes the chemical agents could cause cancer.
If you like to let your thoughts wander while driving, then this car's definitely not for you. Not content with having created a car that can be steered entirely through eye movements, engineers at Freie Universität Berlin have now built one that can be controlled with the power of thought alone.
Scientists have been able to 'project' people's consciousness into a computer avatar, in much the same way as happens in the movie.
Black bears could hold a secret that could take people to the stars, say researchers who have for the first time examined their hibernation patterns in detail.
Under a contract from DARPA, AeroVironment Unmanned Aircraft Systems has created a hummingbird spy drone, the first two-wing, flapping-wing aircraft that carries its own energy source and can hover as well as move forwards.
Yale University scientists have built a fully functioning anti-laser, in which incoming beams of light interfere with one another in such a way as to perfectly cancel each other out.
The platform is expected to pave the way for a number of novel technologies with applications in everything from optical computing to radiology.
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a method of propelling tiny swimming microbots without using a cumbersome on-board fuel system.
Mathematicians are working on a vast directory aiming to specify every single possible shape in the universe in up to five dimensions.
A health charity supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has found a new way to inoculate against malaria - using mosquito bites.
Be wary of tweeting physicians, warns a new study, which says that many are behaving unprofessionally.
Valentine’s Day. There’s one thing on everyone’s mind - kissing, of course. And it’s not just for us boy crazy girls or girl crazy boys, it’s for science. That's right, because in a new book called "The Science of Kissing: What Our Lips Are Telling Us," researchers explore the origins of kissing and how the practice of smooching has evolved over the centuries.
Scientists have found their first evidence of gene transfer from humans to bacteria - and, guess what, it's gonorrhea that's the lucky recipient.