Science & technology

UTSA to host first Mexico-U.S. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council meeting in U.S.

Later this month, the University of Texas at San Antonio Institute for Economic Development will host the first Mexico-U.S. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council (MUSEIC) meeting held in this country.

Purdue students pitch moon colony plan to NASA

A 40-member team of aeronautics and astronautics students outlined its plan Thursday to a crowded room, including a few NASA administrators listening in via speakerphone from Houston.

Survey finds Americans largely optimistic about science

Americans are generally optimistic about the future of science and technology, though they're concerned about some of the details, according to a new poll by the Washington-based Pew Research Center.

Will the Internet of Things Become the Internet of Broken Things?

Cisco Systems estimates that the number of devices connected to the Internet will reach 50 billion by 2020. This brings promise for users, corporations and vendors but also a major challenge...

NASA Administrator and Senior Leaders to Outline NASA's "Path to Mars"

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will outline NASA's human exploration path to Mars during a keynote address at the Humans to Mars Summit 2014 at 9 a.m. ET, Tuesday, April 22. The conference, sponsored by Explore Mars, will be held April 22-24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lisner and Betts Auditoriums at George Washington University in Washington and will be carried live on NASA TV.

NASA's Kepler Telescope Discovers First Earth-Size Planet in 'Habitable Zone'

The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that planets the size of Earth exist in the habitable zone of stars other than our sun.

Hypersonic jets, lasers future for Air Force researchers

Air Force Research Laboratory researchers have made top priorities of hypersonics, directed-energy weapons and autonomy links between operators and machines, according to Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Masiello, AFRL commander.

America's Top Young Scientists Warn Of Systemic Brain Drain: Colleagues 'Sort Of Disappear'

With more competition and fewer opportunities, the science and medical communities have watched a promising generation of young researchers leave their ranks -- disenchanted or lured to better opportunities elsewhere.

US surveillance drones recommissioned as WiFi hotspots

DARPA plans to provide a 1 Gbps communications backbone to military personnel using repuroposed surveillance drones.

After Glass watch for Google Contacts

Forget Google Glass, the next wearable technology trend could be Google contact lenses.

SpaceX Launch of NASA Cargo to Space Station Set for Friday, Spacewalk Wednesday

NASA and SpaceX are targeting a 3:25 p.m. EDT launch on Friday, April 18, of SpaceX's third cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA Television coverage will begin at 2:15 p.m.

President Obama Honors the Nation's Cutting-Edge Scientists and Engineers

A group of leading researchers were honored yesterday at the White House as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), which is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

Looking through Glass, an area "Explorer" talks about experience

James O'Hagan will take this experience and put it towards education. He's pursuing a Doctorate in Instructional Technology. His main interest in the degree, wearable technology.

China's President Xi urges greater military use of space

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the air force to adopt an integrated air and space defence capability, in what state media on Tuesday called a response to the increasing military use of space by the United States and others.

NASA Signs Agreement with SpaceX for Use of Historic Launch Pad

NASA signed a property agreement with Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, Calif., on Monday for use and occupancy of the seaside complex along Florida's central east coast. It will serve as a platform for SpaceX to support their commercial launch activities.

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