Scientists are analyzing one of the most Mars-like places on Earth -- Chott el Jerid in South West Tunisia -- in preparation for future missions to the Red Planet.
New findings from computer modeling indicate some exoplanets might fluctuate between being habitable and being inhospitable to life because of forces exerted by giant neighbors with eccentric orbits.
New reports are surfacing every day about the immediate impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Gulf Coast wildlife, especially as the oil reaches the sensitive marshlands along the coast. But how will these communities be affected over time? Shells from oysters, clams, and...
A new article reveals that Miscanthus x giganteus, a perennial grass, could effectively reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, while lowering atmospheric carbon dioxide.
( FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology ) Researchers from the Cartif Foundation and the University of Valladolid have created full color plans in 3-D of places of cultural interest, using laser scanners and photographic cameras. The technique has been used to...
( American Physical Society ) New pipette test offers a versatile way to study tissue mechanics.
( American Sociological Association ) The American Sociological Association today launched a first-of-its-kind educational tool to promote high-quality teaching and to improve the way college and university professors provide evidence to support their promotion and tenure.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Interior Department on Tuesday said Congress should increase fines and prison sentences for individuals and energy companies violating federal laws covering offshore oil development.
Electricity in India can be a dicey proposition. Half the population lacks access or is too poor to afford it. The other half is using so much that demand far outstrips supply, resulting in daily power outages. And with a growing middle class buying more TVs, air conditioners and the...
Dow Formulated Systems, a global business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), launches its new AIRSTONE™ 79 Adhesives Series, a step change for wind blade manufacturers.
President Hugo Chavez threatened Venezuela's largest food producer, warning that his government could go after Empresas Polar and shut down its brewery.
Staffers at the Minerals Management Service — the agency that oversees offshore drilling — accepted tickets to sports events, lunches and other gifts from oil and gas companies and used government computers to view pornography.
BP is pinning its hopes of stopping the gusher on yet another technique never tested 5,000 feet underwater: A "top kill," in which heavy mud and cement would be shot into the blown-out well to plug it up.
About 300 workers at a Mott's apple juice manufacturing plant in western New York have gone on strike over proposed wage and benefit reductions.