Category Archives: Science

A software engineer poses with new Aakash 2 tablets PCs. The Aakash 1 failed to meet expectations when critics pointed out problems with its quality and distribution.

$20 Tablet Computer Brings Internet to Underserved Communities


From the U.S. to China, competition for the tablet computer market has companies fighting to provide the most up-to-date technology at the best price. Up…read more

Christopher J. Scolese, Director of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, left, congratulates, MSL Entry, Descent and Landing Engineer Adam Steltzner as they look at the first images of Mars to come from the Curiosity rover.

“Curiosity” Hopes to Provide Answers on Mars


“Seven minutes of terror” was how NASA scientists described the final blind minutes of the new Mars rover’s descent to the so-called “Red Planet”. Curiosity,…read more

Officials say winds, low humidity and this year's chronic drought is the perfect recipe for the worst fire season in many years.

Hot Weather Sparks Deadly Wildfires


Hundreds of miles of forest are on fire in the American West, due to dry weather, the mild winter that left little snow and some…read more

The transit of Venus, where the planet Venus passes in front of the sun, will occur on June 5, 2012.

Transit of Venus Offers Last-in-Lifetime Sight


This week North Americans will have the opportunity to see one of Earth’s closest neighbors float cross the sun, which won’t happen again for 105…read more

The Transition, a flying car developed by the firm Terrafugia, is on its way to becoming the first flying car available to American consumers.

Flying Cars Hit Market in 2012


At New York’s 2012 International Auto Show it wasn’t Ferrari, Lamborghini, or Mercedes stealing the spotlight, but a tiny engineering firm from Woburn, Mass., named…read more

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