At first glance, it's pretty easy to say Las Vegas has an unhealthy water fetish. There's the 22-million-gallon Bellagio fountain, which rockets dancing cylinders of well water 500 feet into the air to the tune of "God Bless the USA." There's the liquid volcano at The Mirage, where water seems to bubble like lava. And, finally, the blue canals inside (inside!) the Venetian hotel, where water buoys gondolas for the amusement of gamblers and tourists.
An off-road race in southern California's Mojave Desert became a scene of horror over the weekend when a truck crashed into a crowd of spectators along the roadside, killing eight people, authorities said Sunday.
British billionaire Richard Branson's dream of space travel that thousands of people can afford took a leap toward reality with the maiden flight of the world's first commercial spacecraft over California's Mojave Desert.
The Supreme Court offered conflicting concerns Wednesday over a cross, erected as a war memorial, that sits on national parkland in the Mojave Desert and whether it violates the constitutional separation of church and state.
Acciona Energy doesn't just capture the sun's light to generate energy -- it corrals the sun's heat. Now the Spanish renewable power company has placed its first American operation in the desert flanking Las Vegas
As a female voice coos, "Welcome to space," six passengers in skintight spacesuits unbuckle their seatbelts and somersault in zero gravity, occasionally peeking back at Earth through the private spaceship's large portholes.
A third person died Friday from an explosion at a rocket test pad operated by a private company in California's southern Mojave Desert, according to the nursing supervisor at Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield.
Not even a dreary forecast could keep the space shuttle Discovery from coming home for the holidays. The orbiter touched down at Florida's Kennedy Space Center at 5:32 p.m. ET Friday, completing a 13-day mission that included four spacewalks and installation of a 2-ton addition to the international space station.
A car that can drive itself is the fantasy of any designated driver, but the dream of owning a vehicle that does all the driving while you sit back and relax is one step closer to reality, as in-car artificial intelligence being developed by a team at Stanford University is ready to be used on city streets in the ultimate test of robot cars.
In the crisp early morning of June 21, the privately developed rocket plane, SpaceShipOne, shot itself to the edge of space. Starting from 50,000 feet, the craft took slightly more than a minute to breach the final frontier, 62 miles (100 kilometers) above the saffron sands of California's Mojave Desert.
NASA is implementing President Bush's Vision for Space Exploration issued this January, which directs the space agency to retire the shuttle program by 2010, develop a new manned exploration vehicle, develop a manned lunar program and base around 2020, and prepare to send humans to Mars.
If all goes well over the California desert Monday morning, Michael Melvill, 62, a veteran test pilot, will become the first civilian flier to earn his astronaut's wings aboard a privately financed spacecraft.