A scale replica of a Star Wars X-Wing fighter disintegrated in mid-flight after being launched in Plaster City California. The ill-fated fighter was powered by four “L” class rocket engines and was fired straight up into the air. It tumbled after approximately two seconds of flight and all four wings ripped off.
Researchers at Argonne National Laboratories and Oxford University are on the verge of answering a big higher-temperature superconducting question.
Ann Arbor (MI) - Transparent aluminum has been the dream of many ever since it was first mentioned in a popular Sci-Fi movie a couple decades back. But researchers at the University of Michigan may have done that one better. It could almost be called "transparent steel".
Sony has uploaded the soundtrack to its Playstation 3 game Lair on iTunes, and completely bypassed its own digital music store.
Boston (MA) - A team of students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a novel fuel source. Bacteria feed on plant waste in an enclosed cylinder, providing enough electricity to power cell phones and other small devices. Could this be an infinite power supply in the future?
Three online giants have joined forces to protect users against fraudulent e-mail scams.
A Clemson University physicist is looking for practical ways to reclaim energy lost as heat from internal combustion. Could save billions of gallons of diesel fuel per year.
A new study reports that in the past 12 months, over $1 billion was invested in the market of virtual worlds.
After a round of laughing babies and dancing cats, users can turn their YouTube viewing to more educative purpose.
A new super foam promises to protect athletes from impact and its inventor proved the point by taking a full force shovel hit to the head.
Wichita residents will get a special treat tomorrow morning as the Airbus A380 jumbo jet will buzz the Mid-Continent airport.
Scientists and researchers have been able to determine that the 2007 hole in the Ozone Layer is about 30% smaller than it was last year. It currently measures a loss of 27.7 million tons compared to last year's record loss of 40 million tons.
Austin (TX) - Researchers at the University of Texas has developed an atomic coilgun device which is capable of slowing down and stopping paramagnetic atoms and molecules for research. Devices like this may lead researchers toward a better understanding of atoms, atomic interaction and even the very nature of matter by observing the very fast in a stationary manner.
Gartner believes that more than 70% of U.S. enterprise data centers will not be able to simply transition to a newer generations of systems: Five years from now, power requirements of high-density data centers will outpace current requirements by a factor of two, forcing enterprises to rethink their data center strategy, the market research firm said.
College Park (MD) - Researchers at the University of Maryland have developed a cloaking device which can now hide objects in a much wider portion of the visible spectrum of light. An observer could even see what's behind the object, just as if the obstruction wasn't there. While not quite up to Romulan standards, the application does work in two dimensions and on very small objects.