Orders to U.S. factories posted a moderate 1.2 percent increase in April as a big surge in demand for commercial aircraft offset weakness in a number of other areas.
Less ice covers the Arctic today than at any time in recent geologic history. That's the conclusion of an international group of researchers, who have compiled the first comprehensive history of Arctic ice.
The concept of a wind-powered vehicle that can be used to explore the surface of Mars -- a "tumbleweed rover" -- has been around for more than 10 years, but there has been no consensus on exactly what that vehicle should look like. Now researchers have developed a computer model that...
( American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics ) The Guggenheim Board of Award is pleased to announce that the 2010 Daniel Guggenheim Medal has been won by Arthur E. Bryson, professor emeritus of aeronautics and astronautics at Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. Prof. Bryson...
( The Kavli Foundation ) Eight scientists whose discoveries have dramatically expanded human understanding in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience have been recognized with the award of the 2010 Kavli Prizes.
ZeaChem Inc. broke ground for a $73 million demonstration plant that could produce up to 250,000 gallons per year of ethanol, as well as acetic acid and ethyl acetate.
It's virtually certain that BP and other companies involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will face criminal charges and civil penalties that could translate into hundreds of millions of dollars in fines.
President Barack Obama pressed Congress to scrap billions in oil company tax breaks and pass legislation to help nation kick a dangerous ?fossil fuel addiction.?
Researchers are planning to release more information from a massive, eight-year study of brain cancer deaths at jet engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney.
VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - The latest plan to capture oil belching from a BP well into the Gulf of Mexico will work less well than originally hoped, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Electric carmaker Tesla Motors said on Wednesday it does not expect the contentious divorce of its chief executive, Elon Musk, to affect its plans to list its shares and does not rely on him to provide further funding.
FCC chairman Julius Genachowski says deploying 4G wireless networks quickly is key to driving innovation and taking advantage of mobile broadband.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Bundesrat upper house of parliament is unlikely to pass cuts to solar incentives this week so a parliamentary mediation committee would be needed to resolve the matter, government sources told Reuters on Thursday.
LANXESS supplies color pigments for the spectacular outer shell of the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg
Natural history enthusiasts could help prevent the future extinction of many birds by reporting regular sightings of even the most common species, say scientists. The researchers explain that gathering data on birds that aren't currently at risk is just as important as collecting data on...