WASHINGTON — Magnetic levitation technology is the darling of mass transit: High-speed trains floating above magnetic tracks can sweep passengers along smoothly at 300 miles per hour.
WASHINGTON — Physicists have created a dye that promises to last for a thousand years. The secret to this extraordinary durability?
Researchers at the Science Museum of Minnesota are testing a new state-of-the-art imaging system they hope will allow scholars to study the Dead Sea Scrolls without damaging the 2,000-year-old documents.
Minnesota students’ science test scores are improving. But let’s not celebrate too much: Barely half the students were able to meet state science standards.
Scientists have revealed what may be the world’s largest dinosaur graveyard.
For years, mystery and intrigue has surrounded Stonehenge, the massive Neolithic or Copper age (3,000-2,000 BC) circular stones standing out in the middle of the English countryside where Dr.
Astronomers say they have uncovered the most monstrous star yet seen — far more massive than some had thought possible — deep in the Tarantula Nebula, a brightly glowing region of hydrogen gas in a small companion galaxy to the Milky Way.
When cracks appeared this month on one of Greenland’s largest glaciers, scientists in Minnesota and Ohio were watching with the help of new tools that come at a crucial time for monitoring such changes around the globe.
Every year the Tour de France intrigues scientists along with cyclists — raising questions such as how many calories the human body needs to ride 100+ miles a day and also pedal up the sides of steep mountains.
WASHINGTON — Glancing at the elevation profiles of the stages of the 2010 Tour de France is enough to tire a couch potato.
WASHINGTON — At the age of 74, retired roller coaster designer Werner Stengel still spends his days riding the latest loop-de-loops.
WASHINGTON — For two weeks every June, busloads of visitors gather in the Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee for a sight that scientists once believed to be impossible: thousands of fireflies blinking in near-perfect unison, like strings of Christ
PADOVA, Italy — I came to Italy to talk about science and politics — but as I leave Padova, I am struck by how each generation from Galileo’s to my own must defend science, democracy and freedom of thought, as a moral imperative.
VENICE, Itay — It Italy, when crowds get excited they sing in unison. I’m in Venice, the New Orleans of Europe, but here the flooding is planned.
TORINO, Italy — The thing about Italy is that it teaches you to go with the flow.
GENEVA, Switzerland — In the movie “Angels and Demons,” bad guys bent on blowing up the Vatican steal antimatter from the Large Hadron Collider.
Screenwriter Shawn Lawrence Otto of Marine on St. Croix is as well known for promoting public dialogue over science and technology.
Cancer will be cured. Artificial limbs will outperform the regular versions. We’ll all be travelling in space. Future-gazing can be reassuring.
WASHINGTON — Physicists from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut and from the University of Bath in the U.K. took a close look downward into their mugs to find out exactly how cream actually blends with the coffee in a cup when stirred.
Think you want a photographic memory like Lisbeth Salander? Think again, says a psychology professor at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.