A system currently being tested on European flights uses a short-wave ultraviolet laser to detect air density fluctuations that could signal a pocket of turbulence ahead.
Reports of hearing meteors as they passed overheard were largely dismissed until about 20 years ago, when a scientist proved that very low-frequency radio waves could be picked up by certain objects, such as wire-rimmed glasses.
An engineer has developed a process that will produce ammonia more cleanly and possibly in enough amounts to provide an alternative energy source.
A new study warns that the rock that landed near Chelyabinsk in February may be part of a larger group of asteroid remnants, all with orbits that could potentially lead them to Earth.
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.
For the first time, astronauts were able to operate a space vehicle in California from their seats aboard the International Space Station. The feat opens up new possibilities for remote planetary exploration.
Stills from the video of the tragic derailment.
For five months out of every year, the citizens of Rjukan live in the shadow of neighboring mountains. That won't be the case this year.
A first-of-its-kind study warns that just one massive greenhouse gas emission could be enough to devastate the global economy.
As a student, Dutch designer Chintan Shah asked himself why so many streetlights were on unnecessarily. He then set out to devise a more economical and environmentally friendly alternative.
The astronomy video blogger Tony Darnell explains why conspiracy theories about COMET ISON are nonsense, but that a meteor shower might be expected in 2014.
Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson is giving the late Carl Sagan a fitting tribute by hosting a new 13-part docu-series called "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" on FOX.
The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces last month made it the fifth hottest June on record, tied with 2006.
Although the agency refuses to confirm it, the CIA is helping to fund a study that will determine how and whether tinkering with the climate could impact national health, not to mention security.