After Nearly 30 years, Landsat 5, the longest-operating Earth observing satellite is being shut down. USGS Director Marcia McNutt made this comment; "Any major event since 1984 that left a mark on this Earth larger than a football field was likely recorded by...
Two London designers, Martin Riddiford and Jim Reeves, have developed a light that requires no electricity or batteries and works by using gravity. The light can be mass produced for less than five dollars and will be given to people in developing countries.
NASA, the National Aeronautic and Space Administration in the United States, has developed a plan to nab a 500 ton asteroid, move it and use it as a refueling base for future expeditions to the planet Mars. I wonder what gas prices will be on the asteroid?
Gooru, an educational search engine that brings together science, technology, engineering and mathematics educational materials for teachers and students, goes mobile with the release of an iPad app. The app brings 1000s of multimedia resources together from the web.
Microsoft's Kinect motion control has many uses when it comes to gaming, but they also are banking on the fact that it can be a useful device when it comes to training for military applications. In addition they are looking at therapeutic uses for those wounded.
Are Silicon's days numbered? MIT professors may think so after developing the smallest transistor ever made from indium gallium arsenide. MIT's Microsystems Technology Laboratories developed this 22 nonometer transistor as a candidate to replace the silicon microchip.
Middle Eastern and Asian cultures used the root of a plant to die fabrics red and orange more than 3500 years ago. Now Chemists from The City College in New York along with researchers from Rice University and U.S. Army research laboratory have developed...
Ever wondered what a 268-megapixel snap (not strictly-speaking) of a portion of the sky would look like? ESO's portrait of the Carina Nebula, located 7,500 light years from Earth, taken with its spanking new VLT Survey Telescope (VST), gives you an idea.
On the lighter side of science and engineering, a student has built his Parrot a very awesome little ride to cruise around in when out in the yard. Not only is this a pretty sweet looking ride, but it also has a ton of built in safety features as well.
Engineers at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have invented a light focusing device that will concentrate light to just a few Nanometers. This could lead to new technology in communications, computing, television, and imaging (just to name but a few).
Earlier this week NASA released images of the "Black Marble" showing what the earth looked like in the night sky. Oddly enough, Western Australia was very lit up even though it is largely uninhabited. After closely viewing these images it was seen to be wild fires.
Microsoft Research India has developed a biometric monitoring system that will aid people who have tuberculosis, complete their treatment. Tuberculosis is spread through the air, and although curable, if patients do not complete their treatment it can still spread.