A laser-driven device can read an object’s reflected light to decipher its substance.
Column: We know a lot about life on Earth, but we're still learning fundamental insights all the time.
Koichi Wakata, the first Japanese astronaut to return from a long space journey, greeted friends after 4-1/2 months.
Rather than replace coal-fired boilers, one university opts for an ambitious geothermal system.
NASA takes it slow and steady as team installs batteries.
US automakers think small in a downsized economy.
NASA begins 202nd spacewalk by Americans since the Apollo 11 lunar excursion.
A Hollywood film restoration company took television video copies of what Apollo 11 beamed to Earth 40 years ago and made the pictures look sharper.
Endeavour is poised to take off for the space station Wednesday evening, along with seven astronauts. Forecasters put the odds of good weather at 60 percent.
Dell Inc. said Tuesday that the U.S. personal computer market has reached its low point but that the timing of a global turnaround in the technology industry remains anyone's guess.
The latest update to the popular productivity package takes a shot at Google, offering free web-based companion versions of Word and Excel.
Human activity in deserts is causing more dust to settle on alpine meadows and mountains, speeding snow melt.
The share of Americans who see science as the nation's greatest achievement is down sharply, even as the public continues to hold scientists in high regard.
Stormy weather could stall this weekend’s launch of space shuttle Endeavour. Forecasters on Wednesday put the odds of acceptable weather at just 40 percent for a Saturday evening launch. Conditions improve only slightly on Sunday.
Column: Especially when it comes to outer space, there's a lot to be learned from reexamining old science.
The race for better batteries has spurred venture capitalists.
AnthroTronix's glove allows the wearer to control objects such as robots and video games with hand motions.
A new layering process renders prototypes that pop.
Column: This amazing breakthrough rewrites man's ability to play with biology.