University of Nevada-Reno engineers have created a composite of nickel titanium -- the material that gives eyeglass frames their flexibility -- that can reinforce and stabilize bridges better than traditional steel and concrete.
A new paper claims that even if all global carbon emissions stopped tomorrow, it would take time for the world's temperature to normalize, by which time sea levels will have already risen over some coastal areas.
Stills from the video of the tragic derailment.
Scientists are warning that the area of oxygen-deprived water created as a result of agricultural runoff could grow to as much as 8,561 square miles this year, an area about the size of New Jersey.
Nippon Television Network is working with other organizations to provide elder-care monitoring services that will, for example, alert relatives if a family member doesn't change their channel for an extended period of time.
University of Florida researchers have developed a six-inch-long, lightweight vehicle that can fly over, under, and through a hurricane while sending information in real time.
A new paper outlines the problems involved in relocating communities that are losing their land to climate change, and warns that other coastal areas could find themselves in the same position.
This according to the Norwegian Refugee Council's Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, which released statistics this week. Thanks to Superstorm Sandy, the US made the top-10 list of countries with the largest numbers of people displaced.
The impending catastrophe has been fueled by a skewed, institutionally enclosed rationality that is widespread within the business community; the basic principle is that short-term power and wealth are more important than human survival.
As the rainy season begins, even more of the mollusks are expected to emerge from hibernation and start munching...on plants, stucco, plaster, and even concrete.
Let’s say you’re just now tuning in to reports that the world will end on December 21 when the Mayan calendar resets to zero. Maybe you’re one of the 35 million Americans who fear it will really happen. Maybe the prospect of solar storms, rogue planets and devastating floods is a welcome ...
If you saw Martin Scorcese's film Hugo you will no doubt remember the homage to the iconic 1902 Georges Méliès film A Trip to the Moon . The film depicts a lunar voyage by six astronomers who travel in a bullet-shaped space capsule that hits the Man in the Moon square in the eye. A Trip to the ...
If you are in the throes of a metaphysical hangover, we offer you the cure: a whimper over the Mayan prophecy of apocalypse in the year 2012, followed by a shattering meditation upon the various ways the world might end.