ITworld - From the Lab http://www.itworld.com/blogs/views/recent/rss.xml/7283 en Space station to get its own 3D printer http://www.itworld.com/hardware/375834/space-station-get-its-own-3d-printer NASA will equip astronauts on the International Space Station with their very own 3D printer sometime next year.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/hardware/375834/space-station-get-its-own-3d-printer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/hardware/375834/space-station-get-its-own-3d-printer#comments Hardware Science News 3D printers International Space Station ISS NASA Mon, 30 Sep 2013 16:13:56 +0000 Christopher Nerney 375834 at http://www.itworld.com Study credits conservation for comeback of some endangered European species http://www.itworld.com/software/375039/study-credits-conservation-comeback-some-endangered-european-species Being an endangered species isn&#039;t always a one-way ticket to extinction.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/375039/study-credits-conservation-comeback-some-endangered-european-species" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/375039/study-credits-conservation-comeback-some-endangered-european-species#comments Science Software News brown bear eagle endangered species Europe gray wolf vulture Thu, 26 Sep 2013 21:42:52 +0000 Christopher Nerney 375039 at http://www.itworld.com Moon is 100 million years younger than we thought (and that's what too much sun can do you) http://www.itworld.com/software/374772/moon-100-million-years-younger-we-thought-and-thats-what-too-much-sun-can-do-you So you thought you really knew our moon? Think again.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/374772/moon-100-million-years-younger-we-thought-and-thats-what-too-much-sun-can-do-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/374772/moon-100-million-years-younger-we-thought-and-thats-what-too-much-sun-can-do-you#comments Science Software Research astronomy Earth moon solar system Sun Wed, 25 Sep 2013 16:50:13 +0000 Christopher Nerney 374772 at http://www.itworld.com Prepare for Earth's doom (in 1.75 billion years or so) http://www.itworld.com/software/373856/prepare-earths-doom-175-billion-years-or-so Maybe trying to settle humans on Mars isn&#039;t such a bad idea after all. Because we are racing against the clock!<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/373856/prepare-earths-doom-175-billion-years-or-so" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/373856/prepare-earths-doom-175-billion-years-or-so#comments Science Software News asteroid Earth life on Earth nuclear attack solar system universe Thu, 19 Sep 2013 15:02:42 +0000 Christopher Nerney 373856 at http://www.itworld.com NASA's asteroid-bagging plan 'not as crazy' as it seems http://www.itworld.com/software/373482/nasas-asteroid-bagging-plan-not-crazy-it-seems Does NASA really think it&#039;s possible to capture an asteroid in a bag? Yes, but not everyone agrees.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/373482/nasas-asteroid-bagging-plan-not-crazy-it-seems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/373482/nasas-asteroid-bagging-plan-not-crazy-it-seems#comments Science Software Research asteroid bag JPL NASA Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:10:10 +0000 Christopher Nerney 373482 at http://www.itworld.com The ravages of economic inequality on American families http://www.itworld.com/software/372791/ravages-economic-inequality-american-families Economic inequality is changing the face of the American family, according to an analysis by a Ohio State University sociology professor.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/372791/ravages-economic-inequality-american-families" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/372791/ravages-economic-inequality-american-families#comments Science Software Research American families divorce income disparity marriage poverty research sociology Thu, 12 Sep 2013 13:32:46 +0000 Christopher Nerney 372791 at http://www.itworld.com Deadly dinosaur duel could resolve T. rex debate http://www.itworld.com/hardware/372371/deadly-dinosaur-duel-could-resolve-t-rex-debate A perfectly preserved fossil showing a battle between two huge dinosaurs could settle an old debate about Tyrannosaurus rex.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/hardware/372371/deadly-dinosaur-duel-could-resolve-t-rex-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/hardware/372371/deadly-dinosaur-duel-could-resolve-t-rex-debate#comments Hardware Science Research dinosaurs fossils science T. rex triceratops Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:50:45 +0000 Christopher Nerney 372371 at http://www.itworld.com These are the world's happiest countries http://www.itworld.com/software/372033/these-are-worlds-happiest-countries The five happiest countries in the world are in Northern Europe and led by Denmark, according to a Columbia University survey.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/372033/these-are-worlds-happiest-countries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/372033/these-are-worlds-happiest-countries#comments Science Software News Columbia University denmark Earth Institute United States World Happiness Report Mon, 09 Sep 2013 11:57:13 +0000 Christopher Nerney 372033 at http://www.itworld.com Think your Internet connection is weak? Try logging on from Saturn http://www.itworld.com/software/371631/think-your-internet-connection-weak-try-logging-saturn As mankind continues to explore the boundaries of space, expect YouTube and Funny Or Die to be along for the ride.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/371631/think-your-internet-connection-weak-try-logging-saturn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/371631/think-your-internet-connection-weak-try-logging-saturn#comments Science Software News Ames Research Center Internet interstellar miley cyrus NASA space twerking Thu, 05 Sep 2013 13:38:02 +0000 Christopher Nerney 371631 at http://www.itworld.com Hey, selfish people, you are doomed in the long run. Doomed! http://www.itworld.com/software/371311/hey-selfish-people-you-are-doomed-long-run-doomed Selfishness may seem tempting in the short-run, but in the long run it is anything but a virtue.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/371311/hey-selfish-people-you-are-doomed-long-run-doomed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/371311/hey-selfish-people-you-are-doomed-long-run-doomed#comments Science Software Research ayn rand objectivism Penn Prisoner's Dilemma research selfishness Tue, 03 Sep 2013 17:06:24 +0000 Christopher Nerney 371311 at http://www.itworld.com Women, you know how your men act all happy when you succeed? Well, they secretly hate it http://www.itworld.com/software/371077/women-you-know-how-your-men-act-all-happy-when-you-succeed-well-they-secretly-hate-i It seems that men aren&#039;t particularly thrilled when their female partner succeeds.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/371077/women-you-know-how-your-men-act-all-happy-when-you-succeed-well-they-secretly-hate-i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/371077/women-you-know-how-your-men-act-all-happy-when-you-succeed-well-they-secretly-hate-i#comments Science Software Research achievement insecurity men research success Women Fri, 30 Aug 2013 16:19:42 +0000 Christopher Nerney 371077 at http://www.itworld.com Life on Earth may have begun on Mars http://www.itworld.com/hardware/370925/life-earth-may-have-begun-mars A leading geochemist says he&#039;s found more evidence that life on Earth may have been seeded by rocks from Mars.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/hardware/370925/life-earth-may-have-begun-mars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/hardware/370925/life-earth-may-have-begun-mars#comments Hardware Science Research Earth geochemistry life mars Mars One molybdenum NASA Thu, 29 Aug 2013 14:14:11 +0000 Christopher Nerney 370925 at http://www.itworld.com Here's why haters hate http://www.itworld.com/software/370654/heres-why-haters-hate Ever wonder why haters hate? Two university researchers think they have an answer.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/370654/heres-why-haters-hate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/370654/heres-why-haters-hate#comments Science Software Research dispositional attitude haters psychology research University of Pennsylvania Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:11:13 +0000 Christopher Nerney 370654 at http://www.itworld.com Haven't applied to die on Mars yet? You only have 5 days! http://www.itworld.com/software/370529/havent-applied-die-mars-yet-you-only-have-5-days If you harbor any hopes of being on board the spaceship scheduled to reach Mars in 2023, better get that application in by Saturday.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/370529/havent-applied-die-mars-yet-you-only-have-5-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/370529/havent-applied-die-mars-yet-you-only-have-5-days#comments Science Software News mars Mars One physical effects of space travel space colonists Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:34:16 +0000 Christopher Nerney 370529 at http://www.itworld.com Video: Watch this sinkhole totally swallow several large trees http://www.itworld.com/software/370085/watch-sinkhole-totally-swallow-several-large-trees Officials from a parish in south Louisiana videotape several trees being pulled underwater by a large sinkhole. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/370085/watch-sinkhole-totally-swallow-several-large-trees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/370085/watch-sinkhole-totally-swallow-several-large-trees#comments Science Software Video Louisiana sinkhole video Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:43:58 +0000 Christopher Nerney 370085 at http://www.itworld.com