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NASA Instrument Will Identify Clues to Martian Past

NASA's Curiosity rover, coming together for a late 2011 launch to Mars, has a newly installed component: a key onboard X-ray instrument for helping the mission achieve its goals. Researchers will use Curiosity in an intriguing area of Mars to search...

DOE Announces Funding for Research and Development to Support U.S. Manufacturing of High-Efficiency Solid-State Lighting

As part of the ongoing effort to reduce national energy consumption through high-efficiency building technologies, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the availability of up to $15 million in funding to advance research, development,...

Apple Files Second Suit Against Smartphone Competitor HTC

Despite the frenzy surrounding the launch of the iPhone 4, Apple found time to file a second suit against competitor HTC.

In a June 21 document, filed in a Federal District Court in Delaware, Apple alleged that HTC infringes on two additional...

Earth to Lend Helping Hand to Comet Craft

NASA's Deep Impact/EPOXI spacecraft will fly past Earth this Sunday (June 27). Mission navigators have tailored this trajectory so the spacecraft can "hitch a ride" on Earth's gravity field, which will help propel the mission toward its appointment...

The Coolest Stars Come Out of the Dark

Astronomers have uncovered what appear to be 14 of the coldest stars known in our universe. These failed stars, called brown dwarfs, are so cold and faint that they'd be impossible to see with current visible-light telescopes. Spitzer's infrared...

NASA Demonstrates Tsunami Prediction System

PASADENA, Calif. - A NASA-led research team has successfully demonstrated for the first time elements of a prototype tsunami prediction system that quickly and accurately assesses large earthquakes and estimates the size of resulting tsunamis.

Facebook simplifies its privacy controls

Facebook privacy settings will become easier to change and users will be able to hide all of their information from third parties if they wish, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday.

Scientists to study impact of gulf oil spill on marine food webs

SAN FRANCISCO (May 24, 2010) – 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...