The editor's corner, where the day's headlines are discussed and dissected.
Incentives for solar energy have encouraged an increase in the number of solar installations in the U.S. and reduced the initial cost of them, according to a new report.
3 | October 22, 2009 11:01am |
On average, there's a 52.4 percent chance of failure for missions to Mars, according to an infographic using data collected since 1960.
2 | October 22, 2009 10:03am |
California is planning the launch of a genetic database for 100,000 elderly residents in two years, an effort that will help researchers investigate genetic causes of disease.
2 | October 21, 2009 1:10pm |
GM's OnStar service, installed on many of the auto manufacturer's vehicles, offers GPS navigation, handsfree calling and remote diagnostics. But this past Sunday, it stopped an armed carjacker in...
24 | October 21, 2009 11:29am |
BMW's flagship 7-Series sedan is perennially a technological tour de force, but a new thermal imaging night vision system might just trump the rest of the car's innovation.
1 | October 20, 2009 11:52am |
For the first time in 25 years, a new vehicle has left NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center, and its payload -- the Arex I-X rocket -- promises to return humans to space.
7 | October 20, 2009 11:24am |
Will tight corporate budgets force traditional tech power centers such as Silicon Valley to cede the economic driver's seat to India and China?
2 | October 19, 2009 8:55am |
In a new study, three economists explore the tipping point between conflict and dealmaking -- and conclude that the best way to win an argument might be to concede.
1 | October 19, 2009 8:37am |
A new prototype of a holographic projector makes a heads-up display on a car's side or rear-view mirror a reality.
7 | October 19, 2009 8:19am |
Last week, news organizations erupted with the story that a six-year-old boy, Falcon Heene, climbed into a helium-filled Mylar balloon in Colorado and floated away from his parents. The story...
1 | October 19, 2009 8:00am |
Chinese physicists have created a black hole that measures just 8.5 inches across.
12 | October 16, 2009 2:12pm |
The U.S. Special Operations Command is field-testing a plasma knife to help medics in the field save more soldiers' lives.
3 | October 16, 2009 12:23pm |
A new wireless connection standard will allow any Wi-Fi-enabled gadget to connect wirelessly with another without having to go through a wireless router.
5 | October 15, 2009 11:43am |
Solar cell manufacturer G24 Innovations announced Monday that it is shipping a line of backpacks and other bags that sport flexible solar panels to charge your personal electronic devices on the go.
October 15, 2009 11:26am |
NASA plans to begin an extensive aerial survey of Antarctica to better understand the impact of global warming.
9 | October 14, 2009 12:57pm |
A new, remote-controlled, pill-sized robot that has a camera and moving legs has been developed to scan for cancer in the stomach or colon.
8 | October 14, 2009 12:27pm |
U.S. Army Lt. General Rick Lynch says 155 of his troops' lives were lost in Iraq, and unmanned robotic vehicles could have spared 122 of those lives by replacing them on dangerous surveillance...
4 | October 14, 2009 12:01pm |
A new repellent coating devised by University of Cambridge zoologists manages to stop roaches and other insects from sticking to surfaces -- like the ones in your kitchen or bathroom.
October 14, 2009 11:20am |
NASA recently launched spacecraft into the moon's surface in the search for signs of water. New satellite thermal images give insight into what the scientists were aiming to do.
3 | October 14, 2009 10:54am |
If you're a fan of infographics, you'll love this new map that illustrates the last 50 years of space exploration in a single graphic.
1 | October 14, 2009 10:29am |