Chances are you know how many miles your car logs for each gallon or tankful of gas, but you probably have only a foggy idea of how much energy your house consumes, even though home energy expenditures often account for a larger share of the household budget.
Pioneering X-ray technology is making it possible to read fragile rolled-up historical documents for the first time in centuries.
ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Luca Parmitano left for Baikonur, Kazakhstan today, his last stop before heading to the International Space Station on 28 May.
There are 5,800 publicly available EV charging stations in the United States and people say that’s a roadblock to selling more electric vehicles. So imagine the challenge for fuel-cell vehicles: In the whole country, there are just 76 fueling stations (out of 203 worldwide), and most of them are private.
Many people dream of leaving the rat race for a nomadic life, but few have the courage to put it into action. Even fewer have the foresight and smarts to do so without consuming one extra drop of fossil fuels. When it does happen, it’s a joy to behold.
NASA and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory in Albuquerque, N.M., are requesting research and development proposals to define the type of spacecraft computing needed for future missions.
Whether in vehicle transmissions, hip replacements, or tiny sensors for triggering airbags: The respective components must slide against each other with minimum friction to prevent loss of energy and material wear.
Researchers taking a new look at the snow and ice covering Mount Everest and the national park that surrounds it are finding abundant evidence that the world’s tallest peak is shedding its frozen cloak.
These days, phylogeneticists – experts who painstakingly map the complex branches of the tree of life – suffer from an embarrassment of riches. The genomics revolution has given them mountains of DNA data that they can sift through to reconstruct the evolutionary history that connects all living beings.
This dramatic new image of cosmic clouds in the constellation of Orion reveals what seems to be a fiery ribbon in the sky.
The director, a writer and some actors in the film "Star Trek Into Darkness" will join NASA as it hosts a Google+ Hangout from noon to 12:45 p.m. EDT, May 16, about how work aboard the International Space Station is turning science fiction into reality.
To most Americans, the words “electric car” are synonymous with green, or zero carbon emissions, and fuel economy. Venturi, a luxury electric vehicle manufacturer in France, is looking to add a third word: speed.
There’s no denying that 3D printing has moved beyond the laboratory and into the mainstream. We’ve seen 3D printed body parts, electronics, and toys. Although the technology has quickly become quite sophisticated, the materials used in 3D printers have been slow to catch up.
The tiniest bones in the human body – the bones of the middle ear – could provide huge clues about our evolution and the development of modern-day humans, according to a recent study by a team of researchers that include a Texas A&M University anthropologist.
Your brain often works on autopilot when it comes to grammar. That theory has been around for years, but University of Oregon neuroscientists have captured elusive hard evidence that people indeed detect and process grammatical errors with no awareness of doing so.
Detecting alien worlds presents a significant challenge since they are small, faint, and close to their stars. The two most prolific techniques for finding exoplanets are radial velocity (looking for wobbling stars) and transits (looking for dimming stars).
Expedition 35 Commander Kevin Chris Hadfield and Flight Engineers Tom Marshburn and Roman Romanenko landed their Soyuz TMA-07M spacecraft in southern Kazakhstan at 10:31 p.m. EDT Monday.
Hyundai says the rooftop solar power system it will install at its Asan plant in South Korea, with a generating capacity of 10 megawatts, will be the largest in the country – and it’s right up there with the biggest single-site rooftop installations in the world.
The unique features of the quantum world promises a dramatic acceleration of information processing compared to the fastest class of classical machines.
Over the weekend, the stalwart crew of the International Space Station (ISS) worked overtime to fix a leaking cooling network outside the orbital outpost.