Early in April, Europe will launch the first satellite in its Copernicus program: a fleet of a dozen environmental monitoring spacecraft designed to study Earth's oceans, changes in land use, and atmosphere.
The United States is winding down a $1 billion project to churn out protein structures. What will that mean for the field?
Advance makes neuroscientists rethink how the brain is organized
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First satellite tracking of juvenile loggerheads shows how they warm up to the Sargasso Sea
ITER, the international fusion reactor project in France, is reeling from an assessment that found serious problems with the project's leadership, management, and governance.
Wearable computer could beam diagnostic tests back to central computer
While one sequencing company breaks the $1000 genome barrier with high-end machines, another takes the first steps toward cheap, hand-held sequencers.
Researchers are collecting terabytes of recordings, from bird chirps to chainsaw roars. The emerging field of soundscape ecology has a lot to offer … and a lot to prove.
Online database will allow scientists to virtually peer through the world's first telescopes
In the wake of ignition milestone, physicists chat about their dreams for the National Ignition Facility
Galloping mechanical cheetahs, smartphone-powered ants, and swimming fish-bots amaze attendees
Company offers more data for novel device, but largely fails to impress genome conference
Touch-screen technology senses when nursing home residents take a tumble
Computer modeling gets under the skin of bodies in motion
Nation hopes to be the fourth to send humans into low-Earth orbit
Production of the vital metal will top out and decline within decades, according to a new model that may hold lessons for other resources.
Bots work together without supervision, could perform dangerous jobs
Brown University scientist demonstrates the value of adaptive technologies—and basic research—to legislators
Someday a quantum computer may unlock all our secrets—if it isn't first stymied by simpler technologies.
37,000 volunteers co-author paper on RNA folding
Automated "fiddlers on the roof" show what females look for in a guy
Researchers create transparent surface that displays video
Precision sensors made from carbon nanotubes mimic animal whiskers
Cameras strapped to the lethal reptiles reveal their hunting behavior
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