Science

  • Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy

    Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region's economy. Known as "red tide," this particular strain called Karenia brevis is present nearly every year off Florida, but large…

    Associated Press
  • USDA grants approval to Dow's Enlist GMO corn and soybeans

    Department of Agriculture on Wednesday gave final approval to new genetically modified corn and soybeans developed by Dow AgroSciences that, while heavily criticized by environmentalists and some farmers, are portrayed by Dow as an answer to weed resistance problems that limit crop production.…

    Reuters
  • A Bezos Company Will Make Engines for Rockets

    The space race is shaping up as a matchup of billionaires, with Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, facing off against Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla, over the future of human spaceflight. Blue Origin, a private space company owned by Mr. Bezos, said on Wednesday that it had agreed to…

    The New York Times
  • Taking Science Education Seriously

    Taking Science Education SeriouslyThe Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas is dedicated to inspiring "scientific leaders of tomorrow." But as a climate scientist who teaches at Texas A&M, I was disappointed to read that the museum chose not to

    Huffington Post
  • Google in Space? Startup Disruption Reaches the Final Frontier

    Are Google and Facebook a new breed of competitors for aerospace and defense behemoths like Barriers to entry are huge on the commercial-aerospace front, where developing new jets can require more than $10 billion in capital outlays, while defense contractors enjoy close ties with their national…

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Historic 'Ghost Ships' Discovered Near Golden Gate Bridge

    The waters just west of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge hide a graveyard of sunken ships. By some estimates, there are 300 wrecks in the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area alone. Marine archaeologists and researchers with the National…

    LiveScience.com
  • [video] Scientists Examine Icredibly Rare Colossal Squid

    [video] Scientists Examine Icredibly Rare Colossal Squid in ... and since they scientists in New Zealand got a rare chance to examine an animal humans have almost never seen before ... the colossal squid when his seven hundred seventy pounds ... that

    MarketWatch
  • Nanotech Announces Completion of Fortress Optical Acquisition

    Nanotech Announces Completion of Fortress Optical Acquisition VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / September 16, 2014 / Nanotech Security Corp. (NTS.V) (NTSFF), announces that further to its news releases of August 26 and September 12, 2014 the Company has now

    Accesswire
  • Musk ‘deeply honored’ by NASA contract

    Musk ‘deeply honored’ by NASA contract SpaceX, Boeing to ferry U.S. astronauts back into space SpaceX A C D MA MB MC MD ME MP SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch)—Elon Musk, the CEO of s SpaceX as well as Tesla Motors Inc., tweeted

    MarketWatch
  • US Waistlines Gained an Inch This Decade

    The average waistline of people in the United States has expanded more than an inch in one decade, a new study finds. The researchers looked at nearly 33,000 adults and the circumference of their waists, which is a measure of abdominal fat. The results showed that in 2012, the average waistline was…

    LiveScience.com
  • U.S. air force seeks funding for space surveillance satellites

    Air Force plans to request initial funding for three surveillance satellites to track objects in space as part of its fiscal 2016 budget request, a top Air Force general said Tuesday. General John Hyten, head of Air Force Space Command, told the annual Air Force Association conference the…

    Reuters
  • Boeing and SpaceX Secure $6.2B NASA Space Taxi Contract

    Boeing and SpaceX Secure $6.2B NASA Space Taxi Contract National Aeronautics and Space Administration or NASA has selected The Boeing Co. (BA) and Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, to transport U.S. crews to and from the International

    Zacks
  • IBM launches Watson tool for business clients

    By Marina Lopes WASHINGTON (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp is rolling out a cognitive tool powered by its Watson supercomputer that uses companies' internal data to answer questions about performance and efficiency, and predict outcomes. IBM said the tool - the latest in a series…

    Reuters
  • Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin to make rocket engine for Boeing, Lockheed Martin

    Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin to make rocket engine for Boeing, Lockheed Martin Blue Origin's pusher escape system propelling its Crew Capsule in a test flight. Blue Origin, the aerospace outfit owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, has entered into a partnership with the United Launch Alliance, the joint…

    CNET
  • Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin to Build New Rocket Engine for US Launch Provider

    Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin to Build New Rocket Engine for US Launch Provider Blue Origin, the secretive private spaceflight company led by billionaire Jeff Bezos, has teamed up with a veteran space launch provider to build a new rocket engine designed to reduce U.S. In an announcement today (Sept.…

    SPACE.com
  • Climate smart farmers get tech savvy to save India's bread basket

    Climate smart farmers get tech savvy to save India's bread basket By Nita Bhalla KARNAL India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Erratic weather, rising temperatures, declining water resources and labor shortages are threatening India's bread basket state of Haryana, forcing farmers to abandon age-old…

    Reuters