For years, Hugo Barra was one of the most visible executives at Google.
Scientists successfully hatched tiny aquatic animals from dormant eggs that had been lying on the bottom of a lake for around 700 years.
A deep-sea squid fights to eat an owlfish double its size in this video taken in Monterey Bay along the central coast of California.
Most of us would love to have a superpower, but I can't say that having a super sensitive sense of touch would be high on my list.
Researchers at Drexel University have discovered new fossil remains that provide a crucial link in our understanding of how our ultra-ancient ancestors made the move from sea to land.
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a cancer treatment that combines a chemical compound – called a photosensitizer – with a particular type of light to kill cancer cells.
In the field on controlling liquid movement on surfaces, super water-repellent surfaces have been well-documented (see for instance: "Extremely water repellent graphene foams").
All this week, we'll be showing off the coolest, most futuristic, and strangest gadgets from the Consumer Electronics Show. Here we have the Scanadu Scout. Check it out in this video to see how it is able to read your vital signs -- without ever havi
Onewheel: the self-balancing electric skateboard that gives you the feeling of flying
Our built world is full of dirty secrets. So many of the things we imagine to have little impact on our environment turn out to be remarkably unsustainable.
this government study identifies both over diagnosis and misdiagnosis of cancer as two major causes of the growing cancer epidemic. These two together have led to millions being falsely treated for cancer with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, who
So, what did the doctor say? Is it a disease, a disorder or a syndrome? Is it a neurochemical or neurobiological imbalance?
Medical implants, complex interfaces between brain and machine or remotely controlled insects:
It could be the future of military rescue.
"I'll never agree! That's worse than being a slave in prison," Ella glared as she went out the door.
The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is always sure to entertain, and this year is no different.
There are tantalizing hints some faults issue warning signals in the days and months before a big earthquake, according to new research.
Imagine if you could surf Facebook ... from the Middle Ages. Well, it may not be as far off as it sounds. In a fun and interesting talk, researcher and engineer Frederic Kaplan shows off the Venice Time Machine, a project to digitize 80 kilometers of
The music industry has sometimes struggled to find its feet in the digital world. In this lovely talk, TED Fellow Ryan Holladay tells us why he is experimenting with what he describes as "location-aware music."
There is a design to this life that we know nothing about. When we try and change that design, we are as children playing in a mud puddle. We can only guess at what our machinations will produce in the long run.
Since 2005, Michelin Tires has been working on a tire that doesn't need air, and no, it’s not a rigid wagon wheel. Its a tire that has built in shock absorbers that will never become flat or blow out.
Sunglasses made with nanoscale optical technology hint at a near future of inconspicuous head-mounted displays.
Smart home appliances could become more common thanks to efforts by major companies including Lowe’s and Staples to make gadgets compatible.
A new study in the journal PLOS ONE has revealed biofluorescence in over 180 fish species and opened the door to the discovery of new fluorescent proteins that could be used in biomedical research.
Harvard technology could economically store energy for use when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine
The human heart is a delicate organ and can be damaged easily. When that happens, doctors have to repair it quickly.
A small band of creative types have crafted what looks like your average fashion accessory.
The complexities of the human brain are what make humans such a unique species.
The iOS-controlled PowerUp 3.0 paper airplane is a Bluetooth-enabled bit of fun.
Scanadu Scout uses the operating system Nasa uses in its Mars rover To take a reading, the gadget is held on a person’s temple for 10 seconds ....