Robots AND pirates together in one blog item

Jul 14, 2011
It's tough to do your job if it entails sailing to the Indian Ocean for research. That's what climate scientists found out while trying to conduct...
Posted In: pirates, robots, Science

DNA goes DIY

Jul 8, 2011
Looking for an affordable way to research DNA? Well now a $512 model, brought to light thanks to a Kickstarter campaign, can be yours. The machine...
Posted In: dna, kickstarter, Science

Small island has big ambitions in space

Jul 8, 2011
The Isle of Man lies in the Irish Sea between Britain and Ireland. The tiny tax haven is drawing in companies involved in the space tourism industry.
Posted In: Science

The last shuttle for innovation

Jul 8, 2011
The space program's incubated hundreds of innovations from medicine to sports.
Posted In: Science

Rare earth minerals may not be so rare

Jul 5, 2011
Researchers from Japan uncover vast underwater deposits of the key materials used to make gadgets from smart phones to laptops, threatening China's dominance as a supplier
Posted In: Science

Laptops powered by typing? Laptops powered by typing!

Jun 24, 2011
What's next? Weight loss by eating? Some dudes in Australia have built just such a computer. The idea of powering a computer using the energy...
Posted In: laptops, radio shack, Science

Baby steps toward a national electronic medical records system?

Apr 7, 2011
Five medical organizations have announced a system whereby they will collect and be able to share medical information about patients electronically. Could it clear the way for a broader national system?
Posted In: Science

The Xbox 360 helps clean up nuclear mess in Japan

Apr 1, 2011
QinetiQ has sent unmanned robots to Japan to help at the Fukushima plant. The robots have Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive...
Posted In: earthquake, Japan, Microsoft, robots, Science, tsunami, world, xbox

Google picks Kansas City, KS

Mar 31, 2011
A lot of cities are disappointed this morning that they did not get chosen for Google's big experimental fiber optic network. But Kansas City,...
Posted In: business, Google, government, Science, sheepish, wifi

New implants make vision possible

Mar 29, 2011
A new type of implanted device placed in the eye is bringing vision to people who were not otherwise able to see. It's far from simple and doesn't offer 20/20 eyesight, but it's making a huge difference in people's lives.
Posted In: Science