Science

New system detects unusual behaviors and attempts to thwart cyber attacks against military drones. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Researchers: New System Protects Drones From Hackers

New system detects unusual behaviors and attempts to thwart cyber attacks against military drones.

12/02/2014

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For The Love Of Science

The school year has begun, and Debra Palmer’s fifth-grade class is learning the usual subjects. There’s some math, some English – and of course, the kids will also design their own underwater robots.

09/22/2014

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At The Frontiers Of Science

Working with the smallest building blocks of the universe, Raytheon’s scientists are creating new substances and computing technology straight from the pages of science fiction.

09/15/2014

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STEM Education & Why President Obama Has Made It An Educational Priority

Innovation drives the U.S. economy, and employees with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills have become a hot commodity in post-recession America.

08/27/2014

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Arlington Native Hopes To Break Scientist Stereotype With ‘LabCandy’

White lab coat. Thick goggles. Maybe geeky. Probably male. The stereotype of a scientist is fairly well set, but a young Arlingtonian is trying to shake that up.

08/21/2014

A United Nations panel wants to set up an early warning system to track and deflect potentially dangerous Near-Earth Objects. (NASA/Newsmakers)

U.N. Panel Takes Step Toward Combating Asteroid Threat

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – A United Nations panel is taking the first serious steps towards getting the world ready for an asteroid impact, reports Space.com. The U.N. Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space […]

08/13/2014

Turn your back on this seemingly flat piece of hardware, and it just might fold itself into a crab and scuttle away. (Screen grab from ScienceMag.org)

Scientists Make Cheap, Fast Self-Assembling Robots

In what may be the birth of cheap, easy-to-make robots, researchers have created complex machines that transform themselves from little more than a sheet of paper and plastic into walking automatons.

08/07/2014

The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.  (MAURICIO LIMA/AFP/Getty Images)

Military To Develop Brain Implants For Injured Vets

Scientists will develop wireless implants that can help people with traumatic brain injuries recover memory function.

07/09/2014

President Barack Obama plays with a Hoberman Sphere as he talks with 12-year-old Peyton Robertson, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, during the White House Science Fair at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 27, 2014. The White House Science Fair celebrates the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Promotes Math, Tech Aid at White House Science Fair

President Barack Obama is drawing attention to girls’ science and engineering accomplishments as he announces efforts to diversify the nation’s technological workforce.

05/27/2014

This image, showing the first all-sky microwave image of the universe soon after the Big Bang, was released by a team of astronomers from NASA and Princeton University on Feb. 10, 2003 in Washington, D.C. (credit: NASA/MAPs Team/Getty Images)

‘Science Ignorance Is Pervasive In Our Society': Poll Finds Majority Of Americans Question Big Bang Theory

Scientists are disturbed from a new poll that reveals that a majority of Americans question the Big Bang theory.

04/22/2014

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