The view from near-earth orbit—scientist helps set satellites' priorities
Jan 08, 2018
The "eye in the sky" has become a major part of research for segments of the scientific community. But how should it be trained?
Virtual reality allows you to look inside your body and could help improve drug delivery
Nov 21, 2017
Renderings of 3D cells in the body are traditionally displayed using 2D media, such as on a computer screen or paper; however, the advent of Virtual Reality (VR) headsets means it is now possible to visualize and interact ...
Art advancing science at the nanoscale
Oct 18, 2017
Like many other scientists, Don Ingber, M.D., Ph.D., the Founding Director of the Wyss Institute, is concerned that non-scientists have become skeptical and even fearful of his field at a time when technology can offer solutions ...
The scientific quest to explain Kepler's most enigmatic find
Oct 05, 2017
Some 1,500 light years from Earth, a mystery of stellar proportions is playing out. A singular star out there captured scientists' and the public's imagination in September 2015 with its strangely fluctuating brightness. ...
Why people around the world fear climate change more than Americans do
Oct 04, 2017
When asked about major threats to their country, Europeans are more likely than Americans to cite global climate change, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. Just 56 percent of Americans see climate change as ...
NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn nears fiery finale
Sep 15, 2017
NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn closed in on its fiery finish early Friday, following a remarkable journey of 20 years.
Signs of distracted driving—pounding heart, sweaty nose
Aug 15, 2017
Distracted driving—texting or absent-mindedness—claims thousands of lives a year. Researchers from the University of Houston and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute have produced an extensive dataset examining how ...
Image: Robot meets its masters
Jul 13, 2017
Seen at ESA's technical centre in the Netherlands, BepiColombo has completed its final tests in launch configuration, the last time it will be stacked like this before being reassembled at the launch site next year to begin ...
Future-proofing 'big data' biological research depends on good digital identifiers
Jun 29, 2017
"Big data" research runs the risk of being undermined by the poor design of the digital identifiers that tag data. A group of worldwide researchers, led by Julie McMurry, at Oregon Health & Science University, has assembled ...
Scientists are accidentally helping poachers drive rare species to extinction
May 26, 2017
If you open Google and start typing "Chinese cave gecko", the text will auto-populate to "Chinese cave gecko for sale" – just US$150, with delivery. This extremely rare species is just one of an increasingly large number ...