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Jan 28, 2013 at 7:18 AM
Iran said Monday it has successfully sent a monkey into space, describing the launch as another step toward Tehran's goal of a manned space flight.
Jan 23, 2013 at 8:36 AM
Call it space grave robbery for a cause: Imagine scavenging defunct communication satellites for their valuable parts and recycling them to build brand new ones for cheap.
Nov 17, 2012 at 1:04 PM
To people in the renewable fuels industry, Arundo donax - also known as "giant reed" - is nothing short of a miracle plant. But to many scientists and environmentalists, Arundo looks less like a miracle than a nightmare waiting to happen.
Oct 23, 2012 at 8:41 AM
An eel undulating through coastal waters, powered by batteries and checking for mines. A jellyfish is actually a surveillance robot, powered by the atoms around it. Fins pick up intelligence while propelling a robot bluegill sunfish.
Oct 3, 2012 at 11:02 AM

CORVALLIS, Ore. – An era of walking robots that can help people with physical disabilities, take on dangerous missions or aid in disaster response is about to begin, experts say, as recognized Tuesday by Popular Mechanics in honoring...
Oct 2, 2012 at 7:30 PM
An Oregon State professor received a Breakthrough Innovator award from Popular Mechanics for his work on making robots with legs.
Jul 17, 2012 at 10:00 AM
Through a labyrinth of hallways deep inside a 1950s-era building that has housed research that dates back to the origins of U.S. space travel, a group of scientists in white coats is stirring, mixing, measuring, brushing and, most important, tasting...
Jul 6, 2012 at 5:46 PM
The Defense Department's research arm will seek proposals next month for solutions to technology hurdles in super high-speed flight with a goal of testing a full-scale hypersonic X-plane in four years.
Jun 2, 2012 at 12:06 PM
Another bad month for the U.S. job market is lengthening the list of perils facing the global economy.
May 30, 2012 at 8:53 AM
Google is not just a search engine for 26-year-old South Korean Ma Han-joo. Nor is Twitter merely a fun way to share pics of K-pop stars. For Ma and thousands of other young conservative activists - many of them teenagers - they are crucial weapons...
Sep 1, 2011 at 1:06 PM
Space junk has made such a mess of Earth's orbit that experts say we may need to finally think about cleaning it up
Aug 26, 2011 at 8:27 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An unmanned glider streaks over the Pacific Ocean at 20 times the speed of sound in a video released Thursday by a U.S. defense research agency experimenting with technology that could give the military the ability to strike any...
Aug 18, 2011 at 7:13 PM
CORVALLIS,Ore. – Computer scientists in the field of artificial intelligence have made an important advance that blends computer vision, machine learning and automated planning, and created a new system that may improve everything from factory...
Aug 18, 2011 at 11:15 AM
Artificial intelligence researchers at Oregon State programmed a computer to watch football and learn from the game to design plays in response.
Aug 18, 2011 at 9:20 AM
IBM has built two prototype chips that it says process data more like how humans digest information than the chips that now power PCs and supercomputers. By Technology Writer Jordan Robertson.