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.
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.
Strategic Polymer Sciences, a company the produces sensory-feedback technology, has closed a new $8 million round of funding today.
Three former researchers are now aiming for one lofty goal: to build the “Evernote for researchers.”
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.”
Satellite service startup Dauria Aerospace closed a new $20 million round of funding, the company announced yesterday.
Academia.edu today secured $11.1 million in venture funding to grow its website for people to post studies and groundbreaking ideas. Chief executive Richard Price plans to build an algorithm to surface the top-quality research.
These three teens have designed flashlights that work without batteries, signals that move traffic out of the way of emergency vehicles, and new flu medicines.
“Sometimes you need radical leaps, not just little by little. … Humans need an adrenaline rushes,” said Explorer astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison.
“We plugged a brain into the most complex computer anyone has ever studied, and that is another brain,” Prat said.
“OpenBEL represents an amazing opportunity for openness and collaboration to advance science, and we’re happy to impart our knowledge… to leaders in the life sciences industry,” said the Linux Foundation’s executive director
“Muse is the brain-sensing headband that allows you to track your cognitive and emotional activity,” Garten told me. “It boosts your attention and helps you become more aware of the emotions that you’re having.”
The world’s first hamburger made entirely from synthetic meat was unveiled today by a team of Dutch researchers, who subsequently held a media event to see how it tasted.
On August 5, 2012, we watched the lil’ guy make its way to the surface of the red planet. Since then, Curiosity has drilled into Martian rock with lasers, scooped up soil samples, found evidence of water, and set up an adorable Twitter account.
How green is Google when it helps fundraise for a senator who believes climate change is a hoax?
Ever watched paint dry? Sorry, you’re nothing but an amateur.
While the White House doesn’t have a presence at San Diego’s Comic-Con, which kicked off yesterday, it’s certainly there in spirit with today’s “We the Geeks” Google+ Hangout.
Google announced the finalists for its 2013 Science Fair today: 15 teens from eight countries including Canada, Russia, Singapore, India, Greece, Australia, and Turkey.
And, of course, the USA.
The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that companies may not patent human genes. At least, not ones they haven’t made themselves.
ResearchGate, a social network for scientists, has scored a sweet $35 million third round of funding led by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Tenaya Capital.
The basic mechanism behind noise-canceling headphones could boost both the speed and reliability of Internet connections, according to researchers that published findings via Nature Photonics.
Science has come a long, long way in the past 100 years. So why can’t tell which way the wind is going to blow in an hour?
“We need you to help us transcribe that data and make it available for further use in biodiversity and conservation research. Along the way, you will possibly be finding species that have never been observed anywhere else!”
Guest Post Science and creativity combine to make games that succeed.
Today, the Thiel Foundation announced it would grant $350,000 to two of Breakout Labs’ teams: Skyphrase and Stealth Biosciences.
Check it out: We got a sneak peek at the Exploratorium’s new digs!
Here’s our first look inside (and outside) San Francisco’s 44-year-old science museum, The Exploratorium.
The new facility on the city’s famed Embarcadero at Piers 15 and 17 features 330,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibits — 600 total exhibits, around a quarter of which are new — as well as 1.5 acres of free space, two restaurants, and a promenade.
The White House just announced a brand new research initiative focused on mapping the human brain, which sadly, does not involve a magic school bus.
We are close to creating artificial life from scratch, according to Human Genome scientist and genetic research trailblazer Craig Venter.
The Netherlands-based company got State Department approval to work with U.S. contractors on life support and space suits designed to last a lifetime.
A research team at Duke electronically linked the brains of a pair of rats to transmit sensory information and solve problems, across continents.
You can’t just take out a telescope and easily figure it out, but thankfully popular YouTube channel Minute Physics has just released a new video about the size of space.
“This is the complete liberation of the brain from the physical constraints of the body,” brain-machine interface scientist Miguel Nicolelis says.
Step aside, Nobel. You’ve got some competition in the prize category.
To prevent those frustrating computer crashes, scientists at University College London (UCL) have created a self-healing computer. The “systemic” machine, according to a report in the New Scientist, can instantly recover corrupted data.
Popular YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE has produced a great new video explaining how your brain works differently when you are in love — just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Sure, 3D printing is cool and wonderful, and even can make awesome three-dimensional business cards. But can it save your life?
Editor’s Pick We got in touch with Bas Lansdorp, entrepreneur and mission ringleader for Mars One, to talk about how a wild idea — sending humans on a one-way trip to Mars — might actually become reality in our lifetimes. And yes, he has investors.
For the first time, Japanese scientists captured video of a thought being formed, and it looks pretty much like miniature lightning tracing its way through a meshed structure of neurons.