An engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology wants to explore the cosmos with CubeSats and ion engines inspired by static electricity.
By Nsikan Akpan
Cubesats, low-cost, bite-sized satellites inspired by the tubes used to hold Beanie Babies, were invented in 1999 as educational tools. Now, aerospace suppliers and governments across the globe see the tools as the future of space commercialization and deep space…
By Michael J. Proulx, A.K.M. Rezaul Karim and Alexandra A. de Sousa, The Conversation
Many of these turning behaviors are seen early in life.
By Sharon Begley, STAT
Some tiny technologies could lead to some big advances in neuroscience in 2018. Here's what we'll be paying attention to.
As much of the country braces during the cold snap, President Trump weighed in on Twitter, seeming to dismiss yet again the effects of climate change and conflate the the latest weather with the broader issues around climate. What are…
A New Year’s resolution might not change the world, but what if it could change how you see things?…
By PBS NewsHour
Technology in 2017 may have inspired more skepticism than the awe or optimism it has in the past. Such defining moments, from harassment allegations to hacking exploits, may have cast the tech industry in a much harsher light. Hari Sreenivasan…
By Larisa Epatko
From hurricanes and floods to scientific discoveries and World Series wins, we look back at some of the year's tragedies, developing stories and more lighthearted moments.
By PBS NewsHour
More than 700 people, including over 200 scientists and 96 environmental protection specialists, have left the Environmental Protection Agency since the start of the Trump administration, according to a joint investigation by The New York Times and ProPublica. Lisa Friedman…
By Alexandra Lamont, The Conversation
If you find yourself humming White Christmas this year don't worry ... you're not alone – and the science of earworms suggests why.
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