A new sensor technology under development promises to give security screeners a peek through clothing without revealing the naked details, a scientist says.
Virgin Galactic, the space tourism venture of billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, is the first step toward hypersonic travel between Earth-based cities, according to a company executive.
Wouldn’t it be nice if airline pilots turned on the “fasten seat belt” sign before the person standing in the aisle toppled onto your lap because of turbulence?
NASA researchers are on the job. They are developing a pair of technologies that will give pilots several minutes’ warning so they can steer clear of the erratic, gusty winds.
Awareness of the centuries of discrimination against the Roma—the ethnic group often mistakenly called Gypsies—is on the rise in Eastern Europe, according to a leading scholar.
The people’s plight has been one of neglect and discrimination since arriving in Eastern Europe in the 1300s, said Carol Silverman, an anthropologist at the University of Oregon in Eugene who studies the Roma.
The New Year will arrive on the Hawaiian Islands with loads of bang, food, and good luck, according to local experts.
The Pacific Ocean islands are home to a culturally and ethnically diverse group of people that have created a unique set of New Year’s traditions, explained DeSoto Brown, the collection manager of the Bishop Museum archives in Honolulu.
Santa Claus and churchgoers traveling to midnight mass should have no trouble finding their way along Louisiana’s levees this Christmas Eve.
More than a hundred towering bonfires will light the way, as they have every year for at least a century.
What’s the most populous city in Africa? Are the Mbuti a pygmy group? Which river, the Zambezi or the Nile, empties into the Mediterranean Sea?
Just a few years ago such an onslaught of questions would have sent students scrambling for an atlas and encyclopedia set.
Today anyone with a computer can launch a layer on the desktop globe Google Earth and virtually fly over Africa as they search for the correct answers.