A new “APEX” in plant studies aboard the International Space Station (ISS)

Growing knowledge in a given field takes time, attention, and…water? It does when you’re talking about plant studies aboard the International Space Station (ISS). All of these things and some scientific know-how come into play as astronauts find out just how green their thumbs are while assisting researchers on the ground.

FBI nabs 11 over secret tech exports to Russia

The FBI says it's busted a secret procurement network disguised as a Texan company and exporting high-tech electronics to the Russian military.

Harry Potter eBooks headed to Kindle lending library

The Kindle Fire is truly a sweet device for genre fans like myself who just can't seem to get enough science fiction and fantasy.

Messier 78 nebula is threaded with cosmic dust


A recently snapped image of the region surrounding the Messier 78 nebula, just to the north of Orion’s Belt, shows clouds of cosmic dust threaded through the nebula like a string of pearls.

Hydrogen peroxide found in interstellar space

Hydrogen peroxide has been found for the first time in space, and astronomers are excited - not because it indicates that aliens are bottle blondes, but because it gives clues to how water may be formed.

Mafia II PhysX trailer kicks some serious ass

2K Games has released a new Mafia II PhysX trailer that kicks some serious ass. 

Nvidia's PhysX joins the Mafia

2K Games has recruited Nvidia's PhysX technology for its gritty, film-noir Mafia II video game.