An erroneous alert about a nuclear attack was sent to Hawaii residents. The ensuing confusion and hysteria revealed that Americans are not prepared.
Say you need to prepare to shoot bullets into an asteroid and suck up the debris kicked up from the blast, then tuck it away for safekeeping.
China has built the world's first robotic, partially submersible boat for launching sounding rockets — a technology that will help meteorologists better understand the atmosphere over Earth's oceans.
Genetic modification purposefully alters the genetic makeup of organisms through controlled breeding or via genetic engineering technologies such as CRISPR.
The device, built to be portable enough for use in space, produces a beam of laser light that changes less over time than any other laser humanity has created.
Imagine sitting down to dinner with a group of friends, when a laser tickles the water molecules inside your ear. "Hello!" you hear.
A laser pulse glanced off a rubidium atom and entered the quantum world — taking on the weird physics of Schrödinger's cat.
Stratolaunch will continue to work on the world's largest airplane, but the company will abandon plans for its own rockets.
A team of neuroscientists have produced a series of amazing, detailed images of fruit fly brains using a brand-new combination of imaging techniques.
Resistors, inductors and capacitors are basic electrical components that make modern electronics possible.
Physicists have built a ring in which pulses of light whip circles around each other and the normal rules that govern light's behavior stop applying.
Half a century after the first manned space flight, space travel may be about to enter the age of steam.
Researchers working on machine learning have discovered a problem that no one, anywhere in the universe, will ever be able to solve.
From the early years of aviation up until about 2000, the main way pilots navigated was by playing connect-the-dots across a map.
China appears to have beaten the U.S. in the race to mount a rail gun on a battleship. Does it matter?
The technology could help people with diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) speak via a brain-computer interface.