Most efforts to address carbon emissions focus on preventing them from entering the atmosphere in the first place. But how to get rid of CO2 already there? Start-ups are developing prototype air-capture systems.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket has already proved itself able to get a cargo payload to the International Space Station. Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket, set for its first test launch Wednesday evening, is a very different animal.
The Antares rocket, built by Orbital Sciences Corp., is set for a first test launch Wednesday evening, weather permitting. Its maker is, like SpaceX, under contract with NASA to ferry cargo to the International Space Station.
Mounted on the outside of the International Space Station since 2011, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer has detected antimatter within the stream of cosmic rays that appear consistent with our models of dark matter.
The discovery of the Higgs boson greatly furthers our understanding of the fundamental constituents of matter, but some subatomic puzzle pieces still remain. Here are five types of bizarre particles that could turn up in atom-smashing experiments.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are among those hit hard by the sequester cuts that take effect on March 1.
Multimillionaire space tourist Dennis Tito has established Inspiration Mars Foundation a nonprofit intended to organize a mission to Mars by 2017. The project's chief technical officer Taber MacCallum dubbed this a no-frills, 'Lewis and Clark trip to Mars'.