It''s a tragic fact of life today that one in five African children die before their fifth birthday from simple causes like dehydration from diarrhoea... read more »
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It's been a week since Japan's devastating 9.0-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami. Amid the disaster cleanup and relief efforts, new problems... read more »
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One-ninth of the American ICBM strike force went offline on Saturday, according to a report on the Web site of the U.S. magazine The Atlantic, as a s... read more »
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Imagine if you could pray to your computer to stop the beach ball of doom from spinning, the blue screen of death from staring you in the face. Pe... read more »
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Unreliable electricity and spotty internet access are a fact of life in many parts of the developing world&8212'and part of the reason the digital div... read more »
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Michelangelo's "David" has seen better days. He's spent centuries on his feet. He's tired, yet he cannot take a seat. Now some are wondering whether ... read more »
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The Proteus approaches the Global Hawk in a flight test on January 21. (Credit: NASA Dryden Flight Research Center) The phrase "fill 'er up" is be... read more »
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A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying three crew members bound for the International Space Station blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan t... read more »
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla.--With commander Mark Kelly at the controls, the shuttle Endeavour caught up with the International Space Station early tod... read more »
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Marathons and races have long been used as a way to raise money for charity, but opportunities to participate in such fundraising efforts are typicall... read more »
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RoboDynamics' Fred Nikgohar poses with Luna. (Credit: SchultzeWorks) Rumor had it that Apple or Google was going to release this vaguely humanoid... read more »
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On the electron microscopy drawing board: programmable nanowire nanoprocessors. (Credit: Photo courtesy of Charles M. Lieber/Harvard SEAS Communica... read more »
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To the Japanese, wrapping a gift well can be as meaningful as the gift itself, elevating the simple act of wrapping to an art that is in itself a vis... read more »
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A timeline of supercomputing speed. (Credit: AMD) The Jaguar supercomputer, housed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory at the University of Ten... read more »
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Researchers have unveiled encouraging results of the first human randomized control trial of a procedure called therapeutic renal denervation to redu... read more »
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Boeing announced today that it is resuming flight testing for its 787 Dreamliner program six weeks after an onboard fire halted the evaluation progr... read more »
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Projects designed to help communities improve access to clean water, cook with clean-burning fuel, fortify salt to maintain nutrients, and use mobil... read more »
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Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, plans to build a commercial heavy-lift rocket that will carry more than twice the payload of existing larg... read more »
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Physicists at CERN have taken a major step forward in antimatter research, according to the European science organization. For the first time, scien... read more »
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The nucleus of Hartley 2 is about three-quarters of a mile across. (Credit: NASA/University of Maryland) A recycled NASA spacecraft passed within ... read more »
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