Researchers from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have been able to use clay to create bulletproof glass, this is being considered as a major development in materials science. The researchers were able to do this following decades of research and development. Show More Summary
The FBI recently acknowledged that over a two decade period prior to 2000 they used a flawed forensic technique in their investigations – hair analysis. As reported in the Washington Post: Of 28 examiners with the FBI Laboratory’s microscopic hair comparison unit, 26 overstated forensic matches in ways that favored prosecutors in more than 95 [...]
Date & time: Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 12:00 pm ET Speaker: R. Christopher Chambers, Research Fishery Biologist, NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory, Highlands, New Jersey Registration: http://bit.ly/1cQDxjQ ...Show More Summary
Presented by R. Christopher Chambers, Research Fishery Biologist, NOAA Fisheries, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory, Highlands, New Jersey Date & time: Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 12:00pm ET Click here to register. Show More Summary
Last month, we took a look at the headquarters of the most beautiful science laboratories and research institutes in the world. Now it’s time to go inside. As it turns out, scientists and their machines, labs, and tools are even more amazing then the buildings they work in. Read more...
After a three week review CERN Director General, Rolf Dieter Heuer has announced that the LHC will not have another run and that the international laboratory will be closing its doors to science. The revelation follows an intense week of discussion, analysis and rumour mongering. While deleting some old files from the myriad of hard Read the full article
Flying saucers from Mars is the stuff of science fiction. But a flying saucer from Earth is part of the mission to get astronauts to the Martian surface. NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory completed a successful spin test of … Read more ›
Sandia National Laboratories has begun making silicon wafers for three nuclear weapon modernization programs, the largest production series in the history of its Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications complex.
Who said that laboratories, research centres and other science institutions have to be boring places? Believe me, architects are doing their bests when it comes to designing the headquarters of such facilities. The following 22 images prove that I am right. More »
Who said that laboratories, research centers and other science institutions have to be boring places? Believe me, architects are doing their bests when it comes to designing the headquarters of such facilities. The following 22 images prove that I am right. Read more...
At the Maryland State Police Forensic Science Laboratory on Monday, Vice President Joe Biden outlined how the government's $41 million plan to test existing rape kits and prevent future backlogs.
Science fiction allows us to tinker in laboratory worlds without risk. It's a tool we can all use, whether we are writers, readers, armchair speculators, or, in the case of Becky Ferreira, regular Motherboard contributors. We welcome...Show More Summary
Discouraging news regarding the ongoing California drought continues to persist. Jay Famiglietti, a senior water scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech, and a professor of Earth system science at UC Irvine, penned a sobering column this week on California water issues in the Los Angeles Times. Dr. Famiglietti indicated that, “As our ‘wet’ season […]
The remarkable story that is Raspberry PI completed its third year with a celebration at Cambridge University’s William Gates Computer Science Laboratory in the UK. The two-day 3rd Birthday of Raspberry Pi drew about 1400 people, many of them families with children moving among workshops, talks, demos and a marketplace […] Read more on MAKE
A group of researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have discovered a way for data structures to work more efficiently with mutlicore chips, according to an MIT announcement…
[Cross-posted from our new Energy and Environment blog.] One of the strange things about being human beings is that we are highly conscious of our surroundings, yet are oblivious to the molecular machinations within our own bodies. Sure, we monitor ourselves – we’re hungry, we’re tired, we’re squirrelly, we’ve got the sewing-machine leg, we shoulda […]
The latest study purporting to identify the inbred biological factors in addiction calls to mind age-old questions about the nature of science. We in America prefer neat-sounding—but useless—laboratory findings over identifying the factors that actually account for behavior.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled 21 recipients of Sci-Tech Oscars, the scientific and technical achievements to be honored with Academy Awards. Among this year’s honorees is Dolby Laboratories exec David W. Show More Summary
Add it to the list of over 50 excuses for the pause from climate science now on record…this time its small volcanoes. Small volcanic eruptions partly explain ‘warming hiatus’ From DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: The “warming hiatus” that has occurred over the last 15 years has been partly caused by small volcanic eruptions. Scientists have…
Glyphosate may be the motivating factor by Autism rate increased projected by 2015. MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory’s Dr. Stephanie Seneff said that half of the children in the United States will be born with Autism in the next decade. Show More Summary