Kecia Lynn has worked as a technical writer, editor, software developer, arts administrator, summer camp director, and television host. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she is currently living in Iowa City and working on her first novel.
EasyJet will soon begin trials with the drones, which they hope will perform checks faster and with more accuracy. If successful, they could appear on the tarmac early next year.
Harvard scientists have created a bioplastic using silk protein and a commonly-found organic substance that gives the shells their strength. The substance, shrilk, biodegrades in a matter of weeks, and its residue encourages plant growth.
Scientists are testing a combined smart pill and skin patch system that will track whether medication was taken, when it was taken, and how the body is responding to it.
US Geological Survey researchers say that by simply tracking the word "earthquake," they're able to pinpoint seismic activity much more quickly than with their own specialized equipment. However, because it's Twitter, the method is far from perfect.
A forthcoming Nielsen report reveals that while Americans now have access to -- and are paying for -- an average of 189 channels, they only watch 17 of them consistently.
Approximately three-quarters of cigarettes end up as butts on the ground, where they can eventually leach dangerous chemicals into soil and water. That's just one of the problems caused by tobacco waste litter.
A consortium of universities and companies are working on ways to get a team consisting of robots, drones, autonomous vehicles and dogs to communicate with each other in a disaster scenario.
Modern formula's formula, so to speak, includes certain components of breast milk. The government plans to spend US$1.6 million to create something that's much closer to the real thing, revitalizing its domestic industry in the process.
When it comes to overall well-being, a new survey reports that regardless of whether it's public or private, elite or obscure, the type of institution isn't nearly as important as certain other factors, such as engaging professors.
The law, which goes into effect on July 1, lays down fines for individuals and organizations who use profanity in their works of art. It also requires existing works to carry special labeling.
Etihad Airways plans to offer a private multi-room cabin -- complete with living room, shower and butler service -- on its Airbus A380 passenger planes. Cost for a flight from Abu Dhabi to London: about US$20,000.
A study of global surface warming trends over the last 100 years has taken scientists by surprise by revealing that while some parts of the world were heating up, others were cooling down.
In mice, the answer seems to be yes: Recent studies reveal improvements in memory and brain cell growth in older mice who received blood or plasma from younger mice.
Unfortunately it was just for today (May 4) but the slide drew large crowds to Bristol's Park Street during its Make Sunday Special program. Of nearly 100,000 applicants, only 360 got to ride the slide.
Researchers found that mice treated with an antioxidant commonly found in coffee developed none of the retinal degeneration that contributes to loss of sight.
Just in time for Star Wars Day, three University of Leicester students have published a paper in Journal of Physics Special Topics that uses a real-world example as a basis for their theory.
The meters, which roll out later this year, represent the city's latest attempt to control air pollution. Drivers of electric cars will get to park for free, while those with diesel cars should probably consider taking public transportation.
The aptly-named PaperFold can change its display dynamically depending on the number of screens that are connected and the shape in which they're arranged.
The UK Space Agency has launched a competition challenging schoolchildren to design a meal that's nutritious, tastes good, and properly represents British cuisine aboard the International Space Station.
To promote The Walking Dead, Fox Portugal created a pop-up store that sold show merchandise in exchange for milliliters of blood. The results were so successful that the network plans to put pop-up stores in seven other countries.
Designers from London's Colophon Foundry observed students' handwriting exercises and created a font that would make reading and writing easier to learn and teach. Named after the school, Castledown is now on sale to the public.
The military is working with University of Buffalo researchers to create better wireless radios using a concept that could improve civilian and commercial networks.