Thursday, January 9, 2014
An idea by the father of the H-bomb to slow global warming by sowing the stratosphere with light-reflecting particles could wreck the weather system in the tropics, a study said Wednesday.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Astronomers call them super-Earths, and they are abundant outside our solar system. But the more experts learn about them, the weirder our own planet seems in comparison.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
As spending on gadgets flattens in a world obsessed with smartphones and tablets, the Consumer Electronics Show here hopes to be a launch pad for a new must-have device.
Geologists on Sunday reported insights into super volcanoes, the brooding, enigmatic giants of Earth's crust whose eruptions are as catastrophic as they are rare.
Monday, January 6, 2014
A Tornado fighter jet fitted with metal components created on a 3D printer undertook a successful test flight in Britain last month, defense company BAE Systems said Sunday.
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Acer Inc. unveiled Friday its latest 5-inch smartphone, the Liquid Z5, which is expected to make its debut at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas Jan. 7.
The U.S. National Security Agency is making strides toward building a “quantum computer” that could break nearly any kind of encryption, The Washington Post reported Thursday.
Friday, January 3, 2014
A sophisticated, real-world study confirms that dialing, texting or reaching for a cellphone while driving raises the risk of a crash or near-miss, especially for younger drivers. But the research also produced a surprise: Simply talking on the phone did not prove dangerous, as it has in other studies.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Researchers say vitamin E might slow the progression of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease — the first time any treatment has been shown to alter the course of dementia at that stage.
NASA officials say the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster “should never be trivialized” in response to a new song from Beyonce that features an audio sample recorded just after the craft exploded on takeoff in 1986, killing all seven crewmembers.