NASA researchers recently traveled to Turrialba Volcano, near San Jose, Costa Rica, to fly a Dragon Eye unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) into the volcano’s sulfur dioxide plume and over its summit crater, to study Turrialba’s chemical environment.
Scientists are currently predicting that rising temperatures will lead to a massive "greening," or increase in plant cover, in the Arctic.
A team of international scientists has managed to successfully replicate the behaviour of a colony of ants on the move with the use of miniature robots.
Researchers at the University of Sheffield have designed a specially-adapted "tactile helmet" to provide fire-fighters operating in challenging conditions with vital clues about their surroundings.
Swarms of robots working together could ultimately provide new opportunities for humans to harness the power of machines.
An international team of scientists has proposed an advanced laser system, inspired by the telecommunications technology, to produce the next generation of particle accelerators, such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
Electronic computing speeds are currently hovering around raw limits imposed by the laws of physics.
Invisibility cloaks proposed by modern day scientists are still typically fairly bulky contraptions – which poses an obvious issue for those interested in designing Harry Potter-style applications.
Scientists in Scotland have come up with a method of creating 3D printers which can make human stem cells.
NASA's Operation IceBridge scientists have kicked off another season of research activity over Arctic ice sheets and sea ice - with the first of a series of science flights from Greenland completed this past Wednesday.
Cliff swallows are evolving so fast that they have developed shorter wings to deal with the threat of speeding cars.
A team of Australian scientists has managed to grow embryos containing the revived DNA of the extinct gastric-brooding frog, a species that incubated the prejuvenile stages of their offspring in the stomach of the mother.
An international research team has announced the first scientific results from one of the most inaccessible places on Earth.
At the Moriond Conference today, international scientists associated with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) presented preliminary new results that offer further details about an enigmatic particle discovered last year.
Most people typically experience time as if they’re moving toward the future and away from the past.
Big eyes may be beautiful, but they could be what did for the Neanderthals, say University of Oxford scientists.
A mysterious disease is sweeping through U.S. communities, killing millions of valuable workers, but you haven’t heard about it on the nightly news.
University of Georgia researchers say they've discovered important genetic clues about archaea, one of Earth's oldest life forms.
Moore's Law, the much-cited theory that rates of technological improvement increase exponentially over time - is true, say MIT researchers.
An Australian researcher claims that drugs formulated to combat aging may be available within five years.