Scientists working in the Allen Hills region of Antarctica have drilled the oldest ice core ever. Dating back an estimated 2.7 million years, this ice sample is more than 1.5 million years older than any other previously recovered and the data garnered from the sample offers a rich insight into the climate of the planet millions of years ago...
With the rise of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs," the pressure is on for scientists to develop new molecules, materials and methods to keep us from returning to a dark age of medicine, where even the most basic of infections becomes potentially lethal.
Ken Okuyama is currently one of the most exciting names in vehicle design. Even if you ignore his work on trains and tractors, Okuyama has a resume to make most vehicle designers green with envy, having been involved in shaping the Chevrolet Corvette (C5), the Porsche 911 (996), and taking the lead on the Ferrari Enzo during a stint with Pininfarina.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia exudes Italian style and appeal and is a wonderfully well-handling road car. The Giulia is important for the Italian brand as it marks the return of Alfa Romeo to the North American market as a mainstream vehicle, especially in its more accessible four-cylinder models.
Two years ago, the Future of Life Institute presented an open letter at the 2015 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) urging the United Nations to ban the development of weaponized artificial intelligence.
For many people, adding anything to a single malt whisky is close to sacrilege, but it's generally acknowledged that adding a drop or two of water to lesser blends enhances the flavor.
NASA's next-generation orbital tracking and communications network has been completed, with the sixth and final Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) blasted into orbit on Friday.
When Nikola Motors started advertising outrageous specs for its Zero all-electric side-by-side, we figured there was no way those specs would survive the journey to market.
A robot is only as good as its sensors, so researchers at Stanford University and UC San Diego have developed a new "4D" camera that greatly enhances robotic vision.
Malware on your smartphone – or other smart device – could someday be used to track your body position or identify your movements within a room.
For some time now, the eating of walnuts has been associated with feelings of fullness. Recently, a study conducted by scientists at the Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) uncovered what's actually going on in the brain to make this happen.
We've already seen a couple of "smart" soccer balls with integrated sensors that track parameters such as the ball's spin and trajectory.
Anyone visiting the Netherlands will immediately notice how crazy the locals are for two-wheeled transport.
A team from the University of Antwerp is developing a robotic sign language interpreter. The first version of the robot hand, named Project Aslan, is mostly 3D-printed and can translate text into fingerspelling gestures, but the team's ultimate goal is to build a two-armed robot with an expressive face, to convey the full complexity of sign language.
In experiments on mice, researchers at Duke University have found that combining two different techniques for fighting cancer is more effective than either treatment is on its own.
Group B saw drivers wrestling boxy turbocharged tearaways along narrow tracks inches from hordes of fans desperate to get a close-up view of their heroes as they slid past.
Sometimes the slow, measured pace of medical research is frustrating. On average it takes about 12 years for a new drug to move from discovery to general practice, but each step towards approval is important as it validates whether or not these new medicines actually work and are safe.
I love my Nolan flip-face helmets, I really do, but Nolan has a high-end brand called X-Lite that makes similar gear using lightweight, luxurious materials and a sportier approach.
The deadline for the Google Lunar XPrize has again been pushed back, this time to March 31, 2018. After over 10 years and multiple deadline extensions, it is hoped that this is the final delay for what has undeniably been an ambitious competition to get the first privately funded spacecraft onto the Moon...
Asteroids whizz past Earth on a regular basis, and thankfully they're usually only a few meters wide.