Earth orbit is no place for fumbling with reading glasses or getting headaches from bifocals
Beginning in certain 2013 models, GM promises to use a new AC refrigerant that breaks down faster in the atmosphere than currently used chemicals
RAD-AID, Project Hope and Philips Healthcare team up to assess the ability of communities in western China and northern India to use CT scans, MRIs and other imaging equipment to improve health care
When University of Aberdeen researchers encountered an undecipherable molecule from the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench, IBM's fine-tuned atomic force microscope helped them complete the puzzle
The original field of 136 experimental vehicles vying for a $10 million prize in Progressive Insurance's Automotive X PRIZE competition has been whittled down to just nine finalists, competition organizers said Tuesday.
Pretty well, once the technology to automatically respond to peak demand and store renewable energy matures
During a recent test, a Navy laser using a tracking system from Raytheon shot down four unmanned aerial vehicles
Former Vice President Dick Cheney's announcement this week that he has been implanted with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) to aid his ailing heart highlights one of several technologies available to people suffering from heart failure.
BP is a few hours away from beginning an integrity test of its leaking Macondo well Tuesday afternoon that will determine whether it's still feasible to shut off the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico from the top of the well, or if all hopes for stopping the gusher should continue to be pinned on the ongoing relief-well effort.
A new artificial heart ventricular pump uses a power driver shrunken to 3 percent of its original weight, yet is able to generate enough energy to maintain optimum pumping capacity
Very few people really know much today about the experience of owning an electric vehicle of course, given that EVs are not widely available. Nissan hopes to change this by the end of the year when its fully electric Leaf debuts.
Compassionate Coding: Students Compete in Microsoft Competition to Write Humanitarian Apps [Slide Show]
At Microsoft's Eighth Annual Imagine Cup finals this week, 400 students from the around the world presented software that, among other things, improves health care delivery, aids rescue workers and tackles traffic jams
For many, the warm glow of fireflies in the night air is a sure sign that summer has arrived. After dark, these bioluminescent beetles are generally visible only when they emit flashes of yellow, green or pale red from their lower abdomen as part of their mating ritual.
The presence of strong gusts and flat, wide-open spaces would appear tailor-made for the production of electricity from wind energy, yet the reality of harvesting renewable energy is never that straightforward.
In Colombia the indigenous Wayuu greet wind energy produced on their desert land with suspicion
Conflict brought on by droughts, famine and unwelcome migration are as old as history itself. Yet a growing number of military analysts think that climate change will exacerbate these problems worldwide and are encouraging countries to prepare to maintain order even as shrinking resources make their citizens more desperate.
Your Web-enabled mechanical stunt double is ready
Anyone who's ever seen a dog move around on three limbs knows that canines are remarkably resilient creatures. Scientists are now wondering whether such adaptability could likewise be programmed into robots, in the event they experience damage or malfunction far from a repair shop (look no further than NASA's Mars Spirit rover to see why this is important).