An international team of scientists at the Planck observatory has made the closest reading yet of the most ancient story in our universe: the cosmic microwave background (CMB).
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.
Back in 2009 Volkswagen debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show what might someday be its first true electric production car for the consumer masses.
35 years after its momentous launch, Voyager 1 appears to have travelled beyond the influence of the Sun and exited the heliosphere.
Astronomers have identified some of the youngest stars ever seen, thanks to the European Space Agency's (ESA) Herschel space observatory.
The University of Michigan solar car team – a perennial power in national and international design competitions – is facing a new challenge this year: It needs to get real.
While many green homes try to blend in seamlessly with the environment, a new type of structure being favored in some eco-tourism sectors is to do just the opposite.
VTOLs, or Vertical Take-Off and Landing crafts, are not new. The military utilizes them extensively in operations where aircraft need to get to locations quickly, but the destination either has no landing strip or is isolated, or both.
Cliff swallows are evolving so fast that they have developed shorter wings to deal with the threat of speeding cars.
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has identified evidence of water-bearing minerals in rocks near where it had previously found clay minerals inside a drilled rock.
NASA scientists have determined that electrically charged lunar dust near shadowed craters can get lofted above the surface and jump over the shadowed region - essentially bouncing back and forth between sunlit areas on opposite sides.
Life in a rural Africa isn’t easy. Remote villages lack access to electricity, clean water, and most importantly, healthcare.
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.
Galaxies have been known to take numerous forms. Indeed, elliptical blobs, swirling spiral arms, bulges, and disks are all known components of the wide range of galaxies astronomers have observed using telescopes like NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
Big solar was the biggest driver in the record-breaking U.S. solar gains made last year, with utility-scale plants accounting for more than half – 1,752 megawatts – of the 3,313 MW of newly installed capacity.
While performing an extensive X-ray survey of our galaxy's central regions, NASA's Swift satellite spotted the previously unknown remains of a shattered star.
Remember when every movie about the 21st century had us driving flying cars and commanding household robots?
Following up on an idea raised in his State of the Union address in January, President Obama on Friday proposed that the U.S. spend $2 billion in federal revenues from oil and gas leases in the next 10 years on a wide range of research and development initiatives aimed at reducing the country’s reliance on petroleum for transportation.
In the swirling canopy of Jupiter's atmosphere, cloudless patches are considered so exceptional that the big ones are actually named "hot spots."