The White House’s budget promises millions of dollars to build a solid foundation for additive manufacturing
Power for the people takes on a whole new meaning, as the largest installation of Pavegen energy-harvesting tiles to date produces 4.7 kilowatt-hours of energy during the Paris marathon, enough to power a laptop for more than two days...
The President's plan for next year would give a boost to infrastructure, manufacturing and education in exchange for land conservation and environmental cleanup efforts
A 2010 supernova, one of the brightest ever seen, has yielded conflicting interpretations
M.I.T. researchers develop an organic solar cell that breaks 100 percent quantum efficiency
All it will take is raising $5.5 billion (that’s the easy part) and a whole lot of people working together
Although not as easily delivered as weaponized anthrax, ricin in purified form can be just as deadly
High-security measures of public events like the Boston Marathon may not be feasible--and they could make things worse
A decade of battlefield experience in Iraq and Afghanistan has led to better understanding of IED injuries that will likely improve the outcomes of survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing...
Following on the fungal meningitis outbreak, ongoing inspection issues raise new questions about how to prevent further drug-related outbreaks at pharmacies that custom-blend medications...
A new study suggests that permitting more tar sands oil to flow would raise greenhouse gas pollution by the equivalent of nearly 40 million cars and trucks
It's time to commit to memory a new combination of H and N influenza numbers. Since it arrived on the scene H7N9 has vexed researchers and shown it can be deadly to humans
The purple sea urchin may be able to evolve to cope with ocean acidification, but that does not mean other species will be able to mimic the trick
A relatively low-cost space mission, scheduled to launch in 2017, will attempt to identify planets circling nearby stars
Storing electricity in spinning wheels isn't new, but a new design may make it cheap enough to compete with other technologies
Ineffective or unenforced government regulations that allow bacterial outbreaks to sicken or kill consumers also hurt food producers’ bottom line
Preliminary findings offer encouragement, but integration with hospitals is key
Consumption Junction: Childhood Obesity Determined Largely by Environmental Factors, Not Genes or Sloth
In looking for ways to fight childhood obesity, an emerging consensus of literature points to the need to reengineer kids’ environments to change what and how they eat
Many hospitals fail to take simple measures to prevent infections of a new strain of Clostridium difficile that's hard to track and at least in part responsible for skyrocketing infection rates in U.S...
William McDonough and Michael Braungart suggest moving beyond sustainability and into practical design that can result in energy abundance