As Americans today mark the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing, Europeans are gearing up for their own moon walk.
The world's first piloted aircraft using fuel cell propulsion technology took off from Hamburg airport last week on its first public flight, proving that hydrogen-powered transportation is not a pipe dream.
Scientists in New York have unveiled a skeleton found in Germany that they said could be the common ancestor to humans, apes and other primates.
The tiny creature, officially known as Darwinius masillae, but dubbed Ida, lived 47 million years ago and is unusually well preserved, missing only part of a leg, or five percent of the skeleton.
A gene linked to longevity in Japanese people has also been uncovered in Germans, suggesting people with the right genes the world over can reach a ripe old age, a study published Thursday showed.
Mice, those despised pests that cause palpitations when they appear in kitchens, may hold the key to healing if a heart attack ensues. Researchers are using human stem cells to repair heart damage in mice.
An innovative technician working with a "real world" consultant has invented an air conditioner that dispenses with polluting refrigerants. If his invention catches on — it has won an ecological prize already — the result could be cleaner air over America.
An inventor wants to put his "WaterMill" on your wall. He claims it will draw water from the air and make it safe to drink. Is this a practical appliance that can save a precious resource and make the world a better place? Wired magazine thinks so.
By Robert Metz