Looking to reduce its carbon emissions, United Airlines is gearing up to fly some of its planes on poop. Partnering with a Californian biofuels company, United will start its service between LA and San Francisco this summer.
An aerial survey of Mars is necessary before NASA feels comfortable sending a manned mission there, so the agency has recently unveiled plans to send an aircraft to the planet in hopes of scoping out possible landing sites for future human missions.
Scientists from Stanford University have developed a water-splitting device that extracts clean hydrogen and clean oxygen from water molecules. The device uses cost-efficient materials and could have a potential impact on the transportation industry by…
Dropping stuff into liquid nitrogen is always a fun experiment, but it doesn't have the same effect on all objects. While most things will simply freeze and become extremely brittle, some strange things happen when you drop a laser into the super-cooled gas.
Manipulating the human genome, at least on a large scale, still exists primarily in the realm of science fiction. But soon, scientists may develop an API for our genetic code, making interactions with DNA faster, easier, and more robust.
The world runs on different standards of time, and the main standards don't always agree with each other. To reconcile this discrepancy, timekeepers occasionally add a "leap second" to our clocks -- which often causes big problems for computers.
An Australian engineer has developed a bricklaying robot that can lay 1,000 bricks an hour, work 24/7 and complete the shell of a brick home in just two days. Think of it as 3D printing on a grand scale.