With famed physicist Stephen Hawking at his side, an internet investor announced Tuesday that he's spending US$100 million on a futuristic plan to explore far outside our solar system.
To astronomers' relief, NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has won another reprieve.
The robots are coming -- to help run your life or sell you stuff -- at an online texting service near you.
American doctors have made a new esophagus for a young man, using donated skin tissue and metal stents, in the latest example of scientists creating body parts in the lab to help patients with few other options.
After four failed bids SpaceX finally stuck the landing Friday, powering the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket onto an ocean platform where it touched down upright after launching cargo to space.
SpaceX resumed station deliveries for NASA on Friday, and in a double triumph, successfully landed its booster rocket on an ocean platform for the first time.
A Technicolor scientist surrounded by the latest virtual reality technology inspects a vial containing a few droplets of water -- and 1 million copies of an old movie encoded into DNA.
The search for radio signals from alien worlds is expanding to 20,000 star systems that were previously considered poor targets for intelligent extraterrestrial life, U.S. researchers said Wednesday.
Contrary to popular assumptions, a researcher with National Taiwan University (NTU) has proved with a study that iron fertilization, the intentional introduction of iron into the ocean to prompt the growth of algae as a means to sequester carbon dioxide, does not promise a definite mitigation of global warming.
That buzzing sound overhead may soon signal the arrival of the 21st-century version of a guy in a hardhat and bucket truck.1 Comment