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AAAS: A bounty of scientific breakthroughs

Scientists gather in San Francisco to share ideas on everything from robotics to energy technology.

Researchers are gathering in San Francisco to share ideas on everything from robotics to energy technology at this year's meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Science.

Susan Solomon, senior scientist at NOAA, addresses the most recent findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
February 19, 2007

blog Global warming is doing a number on the ice sheets. But how does today's heat compare with that of 125,000 years ago?
February 19, 2007

blog The rain in Spain, among other places, will start to wane. If you live in Norway, though, it might be time to buy some extra galoshes.
February 19, 2007

reporter's notebook Meet Junior, a VW Passat that Stanford is tuning up to steer itself through city streets in a robotics contest.

February 17, 2007

Page describes several of his areas of interest in science and technology during the hour-long talk, which was a rare engagement for the nerdy billionaire.


February 17, 2007

Strikes are rare, but the results could be cataclysmic; an early detection system could prevent such impacts, scientists say.

February 16, 2007

Researchers are figuring out how the bugs turn wood into food to see if the same processes could be applied to make transportation fuel.
February 16, 2007

blog Did you know you can help to fight disease and study climate change by sharing your computer?
February 16, 2007

blog Among the space findings to be presented at AAAS, a new little star is being born.
February 16, 2007

blog Carbon nanotubes can regrow their own molecular skin and rats' whiskers are similar to your fingertips.
February 15, 2007

blog A collection of findings being presented at the AAAS meeting could be headed, "Don't be afraid, be aware."
February 15, 2007

previous coverage

blog Researchers have found a way to make instant drinking water and they're also building quieter cows.
February 13, 2006

blog Research presented at AAAS will range in topic from cancer to climate change to outer space.
February 9, 2007