Astronomers in the US are setting up an experiment which, if it fails – as others have – could mark the end of a 30-year-old theory
The arrival of gene-therapy cures could transform medicine, but business questions linger.
The payload is now on board for SpaceX’s first return to launch following its September 1 explosion of a Falcon 9 rocket on a launchpad during fueling. The..
The British think tank Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) warns that without policy changes, a ‘Matrix’-style future could be around the corner.
The world’s largest e-commerce retailer says it has 45,000 robots in some 20 fulfillment centers.
An AI alternative to deep learning makes it easier to debug the startup’s self-driving cars
MIT physicists propose that a class of superconducting materials can host Majorana fermions near absolute zero, and that their existence can be verified using nuclear magnetic resonance.
WiTricity is partnering with General Motors to bring wireless charging to electric vehicles operating on 7.7 kilowatt or 11 kilowatt systems. Experts do not the commercialization of the technology until about 2020, but the addition of charging abilities could find its way to parking lots and public spaces.
An OBGYN at the Orange Regional Medical Center oversaw what is believed to be the first childbirth that employed VR as a coping method for labor pains. Virtual reality is completely drug-free, making it safer than getting an epidural, and has been proven to reduce levels of pain.
Panasonic Corp (6752.T) will invest more than 30 billion yen ($256 million) in a New York production facility of Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors (TSLA.O) to make photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules, deepening a partnership of the two companies.
How a Scottish polymath forever changed the course of gender in science and made a high art of connecting the seemingly disconnected.
Ecologists published guidelines that identify factors for choosing which species our planet would be best served to revive. One animal that fits these guidelines, the wooly mammoth, could likely be revived using the DNA editing tool CRISPR.
In 1900, in Paris, the International Congress of Mathematicians gathered in a mood of hope and fear. The edifice of maths was grand and ornate but its founda…
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While aspects of the new science-fiction film "Passengers" may seem like pies in the sky to skeptics, creators of the futuristic space thriller certainly outdid "Gravity" and "Interstellar" in the physics department.
After a year of coding, here’s Jarvis.
Einstein might have been wrong.
The first direct detection of gravitational waves will open a new window on black holes and introduce a new era in astronomy.
A year after Germany turned on the world’s largest nuclear fusion reactor, tests prove the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator is working as intended.
Google compiled millions of high-definition images to make a flip book of the change in our world
Western Digital has announced new 12TB, helium-filled hard drives, with a 14TB drive coming in the near future. The company …
Just a few micrometers in diameter, this quasicrystal is the third to be found in this particular meteorite, but it differs from the other two in both structure and chemical composition. While many applications have been discovered for synthetic quasicrystals, the rarity of naturally occurring ones has made them difficult to study.
To make sense of the genetic variation within species, researchers are turning to the concept of the pangenome.
Evidence that the brain may operate on a simple mathematical logic discovered by neuroscientists at Augusta University. …
Researchers continue to unveil the structure and function of the gateway to the nucleus.
Spintronics, which uses both the electrical and magnetic properties of electrons, has greatly increased the storage capacity of hard drives since the 1990s. Today it opens up new avenues for the future of information technology.
A new robot can jump better than any other-and better than you. But it’s not very good at landing yet.
In the Matrix film series, Keanu Reeves plugs his brain directly into a virtual world that sentient machines have designed to enslave mankind.
What can gene-edited stem cells teach us about human disease? Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen is funding a new effort to find the answer.
Controlling machines with your mind is no longer just science fiction