Biomedical breakthroughs rarely outdo nature itself—despite our ever-increasing knowledge of new materials and processes. So that's why one group working on drug dispersal is looking, not to novel delivery systems, but rather to replicate the natural dynamics of blood cells...
Fourth-generation (4G) broadband wireless networks are a few years away from widespread use, but the technology (designed to be 10 times faster than anything available today) got a big boost Monday when Nordic telecommunications operator TeliaSonera opened up the first commercial 4G network...
After a series of delays, NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) began its mission Monday morning, rocketing toward orbit at 9:09 A.M. (Eastern Standard Time).
A clever octopus made headlines earlier this year after it swiftly disassembled part of its tank at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium in California. But out in the open ocean its relative, the veined octopus ( Amphioctopus marginatus ), has upped the cephalopod intelligence quotient by using coconut shells as tools...
What genetic machinations are behind the much adored, bamboo-chomping giant panda ( Ailuropoda melanoleuca )?
An international team of more than 120 researchers has now sequenced this rare bear's genome...
So far, 2009 has been a much kinder year to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) than 2008 was. The gargantuan particle accelerator, sidelined for more than a year after a breakdown halted its initial run shortly after start-up in September 2008, has been steadily clearing performance benchmarks since resuming operations on November 20 of this year...
Swallow the doctor's diagnosis whole, or spend weeks plowing through the primary research literature at a medical library—at the risk of alienating your physician.
After hosting a panel earlier this year to discuss supposed flaws in evolutionary theory, Italy's science agency the National Research Council (CNR) reportedly put up thousands of dollars to help with the publication of a follow-up book, Evolutionism: The Decline of an Hypothesis ...
Will fast-tracked "green" patents yield useful new technologies or the next generation of frivolous lawsuits?
Patent applications for so-called green technologies will be put on the approval fast track thanks to a new pilot program announced Monday by the U.S.
AOL, Inc., and Time Warner, Inc., made their split official Wednesday as the two companies dissolved the blockbuster merger made nine years ago that ultimately fizzled when neither company held up its end of the bargain...
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