17 October 2013, 10:53 AM ET
They're back and tweeting about it! From NASA to the EPA, federal workers returned to the job today with the end of the government shutdown and took to Twitter to announce their return.
16 October 2013, 05:40 PM ET
The cocktail boat that zips around your drink was inspired by water-walking insects.
16 October 2013, 12:30 PM ET
A sobering study published this month in Space Weather warns why we need to get better prepared for disruptive space weather events – particularly coronal mass ejections.
16 October 2013, 12:21 PM ET
In the premiere of the new NOVA series "Making Stuff," which airs tonight at 9 p.m. EDT on PBS, host and technology columnist David Pogue takes viewers on a whirlwind tour of the world's fastest things.
15 October 2013, 04:56 PM ET
Recent advances in 3D printing are driving the concept closer to reality.
15 October 2013, 04:26 PM ET
British physicist Peter Higgs, co-winner of the recently announced 2013 Nobel Prize in physics, plans to retire next year, after he turns 85, according to news reports.
15 October 2013, 01:22 PM ET
A panel has discussed plans to keep the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor on track to generate 500 MW of power from an input of 50 MW by 2028.
15 October 2013, 11:00 AM ET
Florescently-tagged antibiotics can be used to pinpoint bacterial infections on artificial implants, which are very hard to treat. Here, E.coli infection in a mouse is identified.
14 October 2013, 10:54 PM ET
The power of the sun has been harnessed to run everything from toys to planes to racecars.
14 October 2013, 08:18 PM ET
The exact pressure that permanently changes copper crystals has been pinpointed, according to a study released today.
14 October 2013, 04:09 PM ET
As the United States entered its 14th day of the federal government shutdown, experts had more bad news about the long-term impacts of a lengthy budget impasse: It could cost the Department of Defense billions of dollars.
14 October 2013, 03:02 PM ET
People with artificial limbs could one day get the sensation of touch restored through electrical stimulation of the brain. Monkeys in the study responded to particular brain stimulation as if they'd been touched on a certain part of the body.
14 October 2013, 12:00 PM ET
The science of lightning detection has improved dramatically since Ben Franklin flew his kite in a thunderstorm in 1752. Researchers can now predict conditions that precede a bolt from the blue, and track the location and strength of a strike while it's o
14 October 2013, 11:51 AM ET
Earlier this year, Google announced it was teaming up with NASA to launch a quantum computing laboratory to build more accurate search engines. But, the ongoing federal government shutdown may jeopardize the ambitious project.
11 October 2013, 06:18 PM ET
A team of inspectors from the United Nations and Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) entered Syria to begin the long task of finding and disposing of the country’s chemical weapon stockpile.
11 October 2013, 03:28 PM ET
The nation's nuclear labs are preparing to furlough more than 20,000 employees and shutter their science experiments, except for work essential to national security.
11 October 2013, 02:10 PM ET
How masculine are you? This might seem a fairly simple question, especially if you’re asked to fill out a simple ten-question survey investigating traits such as “aggressive” and “forceful.”
11 October 2013, 11:07 AM ET
Standard-bearer Panasonic's rumored exit from the plasma-TV business shows that quality and a good price aren't enough to sell a TV.
11 October 2013, 10:20 AM ET
A new report reveals which countries have the highest percentage of digital natives, or youth ages 15 to 24 who have been using the Internet for five years.
10 October 2013, 11:51 PM ET
Formerly called Memoto, smallest, cheapest wearable "lifelogging" camera snaps photos every minute and organizes them into personal documentary.
10 October 2013, 05:29 PM ET
U.S. border agents can seize your electronic devices at the border, but these tips will help you keep your privacy secure.
10 October 2013, 04:10 PM ET
When a surgeon is removing a tumor, it's often hard to tell whether he or she has removed all of the cancer. But a new surgical knife can detect cancerous tissue as it cuts. The "iKnife" sniffs out cancer cells in the smoke given off by the tissue, tellin
10 October 2013, 02:49 PM ET
The U.S. Army is studying how the human body adapts to mountainous conditions in order to develop new tools to help deployed soldiers combat altitude sickness. The technology is designed to help commanders effectively plan future missions.
10 October 2013, 02:00 PM ET
The motion of individual atoms in the world's thinnest glass in response to strain has been captured for the first time, which could help scientists understand how the mysterious material moves, bends and breaks.
10 October 2013, 12:24 PM ET
For the first time ever, scientists have captured the motion of individual atoms in the world's thinnest piece of glass.
10 October 2013, 11:51 AM ET
The National Ignition Facility reportedly achieved a new milestone in the search for fusion power. Powered by NewsLook
10 October 2013, 11:21 AM ET
If you've always wanted a high-tech "Iron Man" suit of armor that will make you nearly invincible, your long wait may soon be over. The US Army, MIT and others are joining forces to create a Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, or TALOS.
10 October 2013, 11:02 AM ET
From magnetic implants that allow people to see magnetic fields to vests that allow the deaf to feel sounds, the future holds many new technologies that could allow humans to have an array of supersenses to compliment the five they normally use.
10 October 2013, 10:15 AM ET
The U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (RDECOM) is submitting proposals for the body armor of the future: the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, featuring bio-monitoring, networked awareness, ballistic protection, and more.
09 October 2013, 05:46 PM ET
Laminated object manufacturing is a method of 3D printing in which layers of plastic or paper are fused together.
09 October 2013, 05:33 PM ET
Do foreign communications and data-storage companies protect your privacy better than U.S. ones? Here are the pros and cons of looking abroad.
09 October 2013, 04:57 PM ET
The world's the largest artificial wave machine in surfing history is planned for construction in the United States.