NASA’s Mars Curiosity has found a 3.7 billion year old lake that could be a clue to whether Mars could have truly supported life.
Only 14 states in the U.S. currently permit tough computer science courses to count toward graduation requirements for math and science. Meanwhile, some surveys say that 570,000 jobs are going unfilled in computing — and that the demand for software engineers is four times higher than the national average.
The game taps crowdsourcing to get more people to help in testing software.
Editor’s Pick The nanomedicine was made from common plastic materials into ninja-like assassins for fungal infections.
New trading regulations have enabled a data explosion that one expert refers to as The Rise of the Machines.
Who would win in a fight between Amazon’s drones and Google robots? That’s something we may have an answer to in a few years.
The one thing you’ve always been certain of is that a computer that’s not connected to a network, doesn’t munch data from any USB sticks, and doesn’t accept any kind of electronic connection requests is reasonably safe against hackers and crackers breaking into its electronic vaults.
China is set to become the third Earth nation to successfully land an object on the surface of the Moon later this weekend.
Editor’s Pick Wolfram gave me a glimpse under the hood in an hour-long conversation. And I have to say, what I saw was amazing.
Update: Launch was aborted 48 seconds before ignition.
The legendary investor isn’t backing down from his claim that most doctors could be replaced by technology. In his upcoming fireside chat at the DataBeat/Data Science Summit, Khosla is going to focus on a data-driven, patient-centric model of health care.
Editor’s Pick At companies that run on Google Apps, the Google+ identity machine creates an invasive view of everything you do, including personal email and search conducted from work devices.
Sebastian Thrun made robots smarter, and built “Stanley,” the driverless car that won the 2005 DARPA Challenge. Now he’s making humans smarter with Udacity, the online education company he co-founded in 2011.
Three Chinese scientists say they’ve found a way to create a metal that’s liquid at room temperatures, can be printed as if it was ink in ordinary, everyday desktop printers, and will adhere to surfaces as diverse and supple as rubber, paper, cotton T-shirts, or a leaf off an oak tree.
Guest Post Today marks the 15th anniversary of the first component of the International Space Station being sent into orbit — the beginning of one of the most complex and ambitious engineering projects ever attempted.
Using a smartphone camera, the technology captures images of your eye and creates a template with information about blood vessels, vein patterns, and other descriptors.
What if you discovered a cure for a rare disease and didn’t even know it? This “Tumblr for scientists” gives researchers a place to share their work, find relevant research of their colleagues, and collaborate.
NASA has embarked on its next mission to the red planet today with the launch of its MAVEN Mars orbiter.
The next-generation supercomputers will combine IBM processors and Nvidia GPUs.
Internet addiction is real. 60% of people can’t go without WiFi access for more than a day.
Amazon’s cloud now hosts a lot more data about clouds.
Guest Post Skip Fleshman is a partner at Asset Management Ventures
Heads up! A sixteen-foot-long, one-ton satellite is falling out of the sky — and it’s set to hit Earth by 7:30 p.m. Eastern time tonight.
Mike Splinter believes that Moore’s Law will continue, thanks on the creativity and passion of engineers who will keep it going.
Driverless pods are officially going to be one U.K. town’s mode of public transportation. Those dirty, noisy buses are headed out to the retirement yard.
In our fiction about the future, sending messages through vast distances of space is a huge theme. But at some point, we need to bring our reality up to speed, too.
A new broadband technology with roots in the U.S. space program will soon facilitate blazing fast Internet connections in your home.
Strategic Polymer Sciences, a company the produces sensory-feedback technology, has closed a new $8 million round of funding today.
Editor’s Pick There are over four billion street lights in the world. Almost all of them are high-intensity discharge lights that use mercury vapor or some other toxic substance to create light. All of them are powered, and most burn out every two years.
Now what if all these could become nodes on a sensor network spanning the entire globe?
Asteroids — or as they’re known in the scientific community, “flying death rocks” — can be thrown off-course by a single hit from a spacecraft if the projectile is launched five to 10 years in advance.
This bio-robotic marvel was assembled with bionic parts replacing those parts and systems of the human body that are already in use in humans: limbs, skin, bones and some, but not all, internal organs.
Happify gives you activities and exercises people to hone your happiness skills.
VentureBeat will be hosting DataBeat, Dec. 4-5 in Redwood City, Calif., together with the Data Science Summit, giving attendees an unparalleled cross-seciton of ideas and experts from data science, analytics, and the business of big data.
SpaceX is continuing to test its vertical takeoff and vertical landing rocket, Grasshopper, with small hops to test the rocket guidance and landing technology needed to return a rocket to Earth in exactly the way it slipped the surly bonds of our planet.
The folks at NASA’s Southwest Research Institute are undoubtedly breathing heavy sighs of relief today after discovering that the space agency’s $1.1 billion Juno probe decided to turn back on after unexpectedly “falling asleep.”
What does putting together Bill Nye, YouTube, and NASA get you? A pretty awesome Friday night, if you ask me.
Satellite service startup Dauria Aerospace closed a new $20 million round of funding, the company announced yesterday.
In 2005, a shark attack cost Craig Hutto his leg. Years later, prosthetics research is giving him a new one.
A global group of scientists are spending the next ten years and over a billion dollars to try and develop a computer simulation of the brain. Meanwhile, in Washington, the U.S. equivalent is on pause.
The Climate Corporation applies data analytics to weather to help farmers adapt to climate change. Monsanto aims to build out its data science offerings to help farmers grow more Franken-crops than ever before.