Credit: Flickr/freestocks In a novel test of the benefit a company can generate for consumers, a new study estimates just how much consumers are gaining from the technology company Uber, helping to explain the service’s popularity. Economists at the University of...
A foam filter made with used coffee grounds removes lead and mercury from contaminated water.Credit: American Chemical Society Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the U.S., which makes for a perky population -- but it also creates...
The Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo set a world record for creating a Canadian flag measuring about one one-hundredth the width of a human hair. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ granted the inaugural award for smallest national flag...
The scientists researching indoor arthropods describe home environments as their own unique, thriving ecosystems. Roughly 100 different species of arthropods are found inside the average home. One common misconception: the mistaken belief that most of these species are pests.Credit:...
If you want to predict which political party someone will support, take note of the person’s height. The taller a person is, the more likely he or she is to support conservative political positions, support a conservative party and actually...
A view of the sun on May 23, 1967, in a narrow visible wavelength of light called Hydrogen-alpha. The bright region in the top center region of brightness shows the area where the large flare occurred.Credit: National Solar Observatory...
The northeast portal to Camp Century during construction in 1959 is shown. Credit: U.S. Army Camp Century, a U.S. military base built within the Greenland Ice Sheet in 1959, doubled as a top-secret site for testing the feasibility of deploying...
A woman and her son, who live in Chellur, India, walk home with the reverse-osmosis-treated water she bought at Chellur’s community desalination plant.Photo: John Freidah/MIT The air was hot and gritty. Shehazvi had to squint to see past the sun...
Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy, left), a gung-ho scientist with expertise in the paranormal, and Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon, right), an eccentric engineer, tinker in a nearly perfect replication of an MIT lab.Photo: Sony Pictures The energetic researchers who grounded the...