SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
SOLAR ECLIPSE INJURY RISK: DOCTORS BRACE FOR RISE IN ER VISITS
As potentially millions of Americans travel to see the
total solar eclipse
on Monday (Aug.
NEW THRUSTER DESIGN INCREASES EFFICIENCY FOR FUTURE SPACEFLIGHT
The specific impulse of the thruster increased by 1.1 to 53.5 percent.
PROOF: WHISKY TASTES BETTER WITH WATER
It is a question that has divided whisky lovers for centuries: does the true aficionado add a dash or water, or drink the spirit neat?
RESEARCHERS MAY HAVE JUST DISCOVERED AN ENTIRELY NEW STATE OF MATTER
While researching superconductive materials, scientists from the Los Alamos National Laboratory found evidence of a new state of matter. The discovery could give us more insight into these remarkable materials, which are able to transfer energy with zero electrical resistance.
FROM EAST TO WEST: SCIENTISTS SOLVE BIRDS' ABILITY TO NAVIGATE LONGITUDE
Migratory birds successfully navigate thousands of miles because they are able to sense the difference between true and magnetic north, scientists have discovered.
BOOM OF SEA ALGAE AFTER 'SNOWBALL EARTH' MELTED 650 MILLION YEARS AGO SPARKED THE RISE OF ANIMALS
The mystery of how animals evolved on Earth has been uncovered by scientists who found that crumbling mountains fed the seas with nutrients, sparking a surge of complex life.
A 40-YEAR OLD VOYAGER SPACECRAFT CAN GUIDE ALIENS TO EARTH
The Voyager probes each contain a copy of Frank Drake's pulsar map, which could lead intelligent life back to Earth. The map was made several years prior to the launches of either spacecraft.
ROSETTA STONE: KEY TO ANCIENT EGYPTIAN WRITING
The Rosetta Stone contains text written in three languages, which made it possible to translate ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics.
WHEN WILL THE FIRST HUMAN SPACE COLONY BE ESTABLISHED?
Experts predict that if we do not establish space colonies soon, humanity could be wiped out by a single disaster — perhaps in the next 100 years. But will we board our rockets in time? Here's a timeline for when you can expect to see the first space settlement established, and perhaps become a colonist yourself.
A NEW TECHNIQUE COULD REVOLUTIONIZE ORGAN TRANSPLANTS
Researchers have taken a cue from nature to develop a synthetic antifreeze that slows the growth of ice crystals. In addition to applications in a number of other industries, this antifreeze could be used to help keep donor organs intact longer during the transplant process.