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17High-tech observatory only uses decades-old diesel trucks

Head on out to Green Bank, WV, and you're likely to notice what looks like a giant satellite dish on the horizon. Only it's not a satellite dish. It's actually a fully steerable radio telescope – the largest of its kind in the world. It's funded by the federal government through the US National Science Foundation and operated by National Radio Astronomy Observatory. In short, it's one of the most advanced telecommunications devices in the world. So you'd expect them to service it with suit

AddClean Snowmobile Challenge draws student teams to develop greener machines

Next month, four teams supported by the National Science Foundation will compete in the SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge in Michigan. The goal is to develop snowmobiles that leave less of an impact on the environment.

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