Whether or not the increased number of natural disasters is real or imagined, one thing is clear: We're paying more and more money to deal with their aftermath.
Ancient Lives, a project of citizen scholarship Zooniverse, makes it possible for regular folks with no knowledge of Greek to help with the work of translating important ancient Greek documents.
Solar Sister gives startup funds--and a $500 "business-in-a-bag"--to door-to-door solar saleswomen, illuminating villages and offering exceptional economic benefits to communities.
How would you feel if parts of your home, your car, or the airliner you were flying in had blood flowing in artificial veins and arteries? Nicely chilled is the answer.
The new Personal Genome Machine was used to decode the DNA of the deadly strain of E. coli that ravaged Europe this spring. And it is also the first iteration of a machine that will be able to sequence genomes as you wait, anywhere in the world.
With a built-in ECG, the new wheel could stop the cars of people under distress, and also serve as a mini-checkup every time you turn the keys.
The newest form of natural gas might be the most potent yet. But while Japan is using it to replace nuclear power, mining it could just cause more disasters.