Snazzy Science Photos of the Week (July 6 -July 12)
Robots made another leap forward when a bat-winged drone from the U.S. Navy landed autonomously onto the deck of an aircraft carrier. The drone touched down on the USS George H.W. Bush and marked a historic milestone for robotic flight.
The technology company Garmin recently developed a heads-up display device for about $130 that works with a mobile app and Bluetooth-enabled smartphone to project navigation info onto your windshield.
A Quebec town was devastated when a runaway oil tanker train ignited explosions and fires.
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An Asiana Airlines passenger aircraft coming from Seoul, South Korea crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport, killing two people and injuring scores of others.
A recent study published in Oceanography asserted that disintegrating icebergs generate significant noise pollution at the world’s poles, affecting narwhals, whales and other aquatic life.
Bengt Johsson, of Sweden, tries to fry an egg on a rock, as high temperatures reach 128 degrees F. at Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park in California. The park just reached the 100th anniversary of its posting of the world heat record -- 134 degrees Fahrenheit (57 degrees Celsius) on July 10, 1913.
Photo courtesy of Amnon Ben-Tor and Sharon Zuckerman at the Hebrew University’s Institute of Archaeology
This Egyptian sphinx fragment was found by archaeologists in an unexpected location: Israel. It was unearthed by a team from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem during excavations at Hazor.
DNA analysis in a new study has revealed that Alaskan breeds -- such as these Inuit sled dogs, as well as the Eskimo dog and Greenland dog -- have no traces of European heritage and are the only canines with actual American roots.
Are great tits built to survive climate change? The birds now lay their eggs an average of two weeks earlier than they did 50 years ago. Their rate of change could allow them to adapt to global warming of 0.5 degrees Celsius per year, suggested a new study from the University of Oxford.
Spain's annual San Fermin festival left four injured on July 8 when six bulls and six steers were unleashed in the streets of Pamplona during the festival's second bull run. A 41-year-old American man and three Spaniards were hospitalized, though none were gored by the bulls' horns.