A plastic smartphone screen cover patterned with tiny lenses could help mobile 3-D take off.
A spaceship bankrolled by Sir Richard Branson made its first engine-powered flight Monday in a test that moves Virgin Galactic toward its goal of flying into space later this year.
An ultimate goal in the field of carbon nanotube research is to synthesise single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) with controlled chiralities.
New look at archival data could lead to future antimatter gravity tests.
(Nanowerk News) A research team, including members from the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN), has created the first working quantum bit based on the nuclear spin of a single phosphorus atom in silicon, opening the door for dramatically improved
Naki'o is a pup that lost all four paws to frostbite when he was little. He was adopted by a veterinarian assistant and as he grew, he began having a harder time supporting his weight.
It's not your usual rubber snake: for the first time, a soft-bodied robot is able to slither around powered by air. It can reach a leisurely top speed of 19 millimetres per second.
Painful finger-prick blood tests for diabetics could become a thing of the past, say physicists who have built a sensor that measures glucose in saliva
A camera finds individual drops, then a projector blacks them out of the driver's view.
Emerging research on hoarding classifies it as its own distinctive disorder, separate from OCD.
In February 2012, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek decided to go public with a strange and, he worried, somewhat embarrassing idea.
Taylor Wilson was 14 when he built a nuclear fusion reactor in his parents' garage. Now 19, he returns to the TED stage to present a new take on an old topic: fission. (Publisher Recommended)
Resuscitation medicine grew out of the mid-twentieth century discovery of CPR, the medical procedure by which hearts that have stopped beating are revived. Originally effective for a few minutes after cardiac arrest, advances in CPR have pushed that
Robots Make Perfect Assistants — But Not Caregivers
It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that we are at the cusp of 3D printing revolution.
PASADENA, Calif. -- The Herschel observatory, a European space telescope for which NASA helped build instruments and process data, has stopped making observations after running out of liquid coolant as expected.
Tech hooks into your home's electric system to track touch from afar
Promises made by the biotechnology industry about the alleged robustness of its genetically modified (GM) crops are proving to be false, as research out of the University of Arizona (UA) uncovers a growing resistance by pests.......
To combine two chromosomes so they can keep working is such an incredibly complex series of events, if it were not for mainstreamers having a desperateneed for that event to be considered plausible, they would laugh it out of existence. Let’s try
Shepherds who watch their flocks by night could soon have a much easier job
It's not exactly a solar panel. It's more like a solar dish. And not only does it generate electricity, it makes water, too.
It turns out another industry's trash is fertilizer's lifesaver.
As the owner of the first Nissan Leaf electric car sold in Maine, it is my pleasure to give slide presentations to various groups about the history, benefits, and personal experiences of driving an electric vehicle.
A computer program that lets virtual robots "breed" and reproduce has resulted in a huge variety of functional designs for real-life robots of the future— and many of them are better than the ones humans could develop.
Wouldn't it be nice if the globe's two largest emitters of greenhouse gases, the two largest energy users and the two largest industrial producers found a way to help each other succeed on an issue that neither they, nor anyone, can afford to lose?
There's now a way to make "protein origami" — self-assembling shapes made of twisted molecular strands— a new study reveals.
Earthquakes can permanently crack the Earth, an investigation of quakes that have rocked Chile over the past million years suggests.
Video surveillance is big business. Expect it to get bigger. After law enforcement used closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras to help identify last week’s Boston bombing suspects
Despite the heated rhetoric from the Obama administration and environmental groups about the urgency of global warming, climate scientists have begun to come to terms with the lack of evidence of catastrophic global warming over the last decade.
The British businessman's fraud likely killed many soldiers who relied on the bogus devices to detect explosives.