Time flows slightly faster on the Global Positioning System satellites than it does on the ground, so Einstein's relativity theory comes into play when figuring out where on Earth you are.
Barbara Kiser, books and arts editor at Nature, talks about her favorite science books of 2016, especially three works about the little-known history of women mathematicians.
In a Christmas tradition, the defense organization NORAD helps us keep track of Santa as he zips around the world delivering toys.
NOAA storm scientists describe their harrowing trips into a swirling chaos of rain, dust, salt and bacteria
Gauntlet is now thrown down to maritime and land transportation
Perlan mission will surf stratospheric waves and conduct atmospheric research
Military aviators learn to second-guess their senses
It features a modular airplane cabin that will help engineers scientifically determine future layouts
Craft due to launch in August is first in a wave of planned quantum space experiments
Mission scientists are investigating what caused a suspension the Mars rover's activities on July 2
A next-generation space telescope is in the works—but if it is to see potentially habitable planets, it will need to block out their suns
A criminologist who studies the issues weighs in on the latest risks
A new type of micro aerial vehicle saves precious power by perching on leaves or walls instead of hovering
Hydrofoiling boats competing in the America's Cup World Series came to New York City to show off the cutting edge of sailing technology.
Former Scientific American editor Mark Alpert talks about his latest science fiction thriller, The Orion Plan, featuring the method whereby aliens most likely really would colonize our planet.
Following a smooth cargo launch, a reusable Falcon 9 rocket booster touches down successfully on a drone ship
Jeff Bezos's private spaceflight company sticks another vertical landing in unmanned test
In 2018 the Space Launch System will carry 13 shoebox-size CubeSats into deep space