It's estimated 10 million travelers the world over were thrown into chaos in 2010 when Iceland's Eyjafjallajõkull volcano erupted unleashing a giant ash clouds that circled the globe. Planes were grounded amidst fears the ash could be sucked into the turbines causing engine failure.
Becoming a swollen red giant is the future of our sun when it begins to exhaust its fuel on its way to death. Recently, data from the hardworking Kepler telescope recorded seismic shakes or "starquakes" on the surface of a red giant that led to the intriguing discovery their cores spin faster than their surface.
Twisted steel columns somehow manage to reflect an open, airy base as they rise 1000 feet into the sky, holding a forest garden. The ambitious architectural design, though made of modern material will mimic the look of a classic Taiwanese Banyan tree forest rising above the cityscape.
Remember a while back when we wrote about the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence's (SETI) Allen Telescope Array (ATA) was shut down due to lack of funding? It seems the government wasn't keen on supporting the search for our interstellar neighbors, so SETI turned to you for help. Guess what guys we did it! The Allen Array is back in business!
Samsung recently put a stake in the ground stating it will ship "bendy screened" gadgets in early 2012. Though company officials say it will be a cellphone, the Korean manufacturer has just released a promotional video of a seemingly magic tablet hinting towards a more complex future around the corner.
It may not seem as exciting as a title fight in Las Vegas, but for the cell biologists participating in the World's First Cell Race there was the same thrill of victory and the agony of defeat as they placed their cells on a special petri dish racetrack.
The United States Air Force's (USAF) second flight of the X-37B robotic mini space shuttle has exceeded its expected endurance limit of 270 days on orbit and the USAF has announced it is extending its flight. Doing what? Mum's the word.
Everyone knows that to lead a good protest you need a megaphone to fire up the group. To date however, the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement has been confounded in this practice by strict New York City laws requiring permits to amplify sound. Fortunately, crafty hackers seem to love OWS — and so the Inhuman Microphone app was born.
The mammoth became extinct approximately 10,000 years ago, but that's not stopping scientists from Japan and Russia from planning to clone one within the next year. Well-preserved bone marrow recently found in a mammoth thigh bone uncovered from the permafrost soil in Siberia is key to the plan.
There is something mesmerizing about watching these quadrotor-robots hover and precisely place blocks in neat patterns to create a structure over 19 feet tall. These flying robots are cool, but one day they could also have practical applications.