Virtual training for real combat

I zipped up the flak jacket, put on an Army helmet and snapped a pair of goggles over my eyes.

Report: EPA cut corners on climate finding

(AP) -- The Obama administration cut corners before concluding that climate-change pollution can endanger human health, a key finding underpinning costly new regulations, an internal government watchdog said Wednesday.

Colleges struggle with students' data demand

University of Missouri-Columbia students arrived on campus this fall with a slew of new electronic toys and immediately wrought havoc with the school's wireless network.

Behind the scenes at hip and hard-charging YouTube, Google

Clearly, this isn't the typical American workplace. Just inside the sleek glass doors of YouTube's corporate headquarters is a rock climbing wall - "for Googlers only." Straight ahead, five guys in T-shirts and jeans cluster ...

New offshore turbine design to create and store energy

(PhysOrg.com) -- While many are taking to the oceans and trying to find the best ways to harness offshore wind and provide clean energy from renewable sources, the basic design of any wind turbine is that of a windmill. That ...

Global warming: New study challenges carbon benchmark

The ability of forests, plants and soil to suck carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air has been under-estimated, according to a study on Wednesday that challenges a benchmark for calculating the greenhouse-gas problem.

Managing future forests for water

Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) scientists recently used long-term data from the Coweeta Hydrological Laboratory (Coweeta) in Western North Carolina to examine the feasibility of managing forests for water ...

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