Technology :: Science

Flight 370: Robotic Submarine to Begin Underwater Search

Apr 14
Officials are launching a robotic submarine to search the floor of the Indian Ocean for Flight 370. CBS News foreign correspondent Seth Doane reports on the use of the robotic submarine.

Yuanyuan Zhang, M.D., Ph.D, assistant professor at the Institute, demonstrates the process to engineer a vaginal organ in a laboratory

Lab-Made Nostrils and Vaginas Working Well

By Malcom Ritter and Maria Cheng | Apr 11
Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas.

A United States Military Academy cadet checks computers at the Cyber Research Center at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.

Call of Cyber Duty :: Military Academies Take on NSA

By Michael Hill | Apr 11
A team of caffeine-fueled cadets is spending long days this week in a computer lab trying to fend off threats cooked up by experts at the National Security Agency.

This undated illustration made available by NASA shows the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) orbiting the moon. Dust scatters light during the lunar sunset.

Americas Get Front-Row Seat for Lunar Eclipse

By Marcia Dunn | Apr 10
North and South America, get ready for the first eclipse of the year. Next Tuesday morning, the moon will be eclipsed by Earth’s shadow. This total lunar eclipse will be visible across the Western Hemisphere.

California Bill That Would End Orca Shows Stalls

By Fenit Nirappil | Apr 9
A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out their captivity was put on hold Tuesday, dousing an escalating fight between animal activists and a major tourist attraction.

Neil Shubin of "Your Inner Fish," holds a cast of a fossilized Tiktaalik roseae.

Humans, Meet ’Your Inner Fish’ on PBS Science Show

By Lynn Elber | Apr 9
In a three-part PBS series debuting Wednesday and based on Shubin’s best-selling book, "Your Inner Fish," the paleontologist shares scientific research that connects humans to the early animals that made us what we are today.

What Are You Laughing At? :: ’The Humor Code’

Apr 8
According to "The Humor Code" co-author and University of Colorado professor Peter McGraw, at the core of humor is one simple formula. "CBS This Morning" contributor Jamie Wax spoke with McGraw and his co-author Joel Warner about testing the formula.

This framegrab image from video, provided by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, shows soloist Ilya Kaler wearing welder glasses so he can’t see the violin during a test of old and new instruments outside Paris.

In Blind Test, Soloists Like New Violins Over Old

By Seth Borenstein | Apr 7
Ten world-class soloists put costly Stradivarius violins and new, cheaper ones to a blind scientific test. The results may seem off-key to musicians and collectors, but the new instruments won handily.

Roberto Chudzinski checks solar modules on the roof of the Soemtron AG in Soemmerda, Germany.

UN Climate Panel Chair Calls for ’Enlightenment’

By Frank Jordans | Apr 7
The head of the United Nations scientific panel on climate change urged diplomats to show "enlightenment," as they began a meeting aimed at spelling out in plain terms what options the world has if it wants to prevent catastrophic global warming.

Bird rescued from millions of gallons of oil poured into Prince William Sound after the Exxon Valdez ran aground in the waters of Alaska.

Exxon, ’Highly Unlikely’ to Limit Fossil Fuels Sales

By Jonathan Fahey | Apr 3
On the same day the world’s scientists reported on the risks climate change poses to society, the nation’s biggest oil and gas company said the world’s climate policies are "highly unlikely" to stop it from selling fossil fuels far into the future.