July 31, 2007 The standard aircraft design with which we have all become so familiar throughout the 20th century is headed for the scrap heap.
Scientists looking to boost the efficiency of solar panels are taking a fresh look at an exotic physics phenomenon first observed nearly 50 years ago in glowing crystals.
The team's research centers on a protein in the brain called STtriatal-Enriched tyrosine Phosphatase (STEP). While STEP is essential to regulating learning and memory, high levels prevent the strengthening of synapses in the brain. This synaptic str
As science and medicine advance, here's a thought experiment about how we could treat our criminals differently from Oxford University's Rebecca Roache.
The first thing you do when someone asks if you'll design a satellite dish for them is say, "yes."
At a mind-boggling 4.4 trillion frames per second (FPS), the new STAMP (Sequentially Timed All-optical Mapping Photography) system developed by two Japanese universities is claimed to be the world's fastest camera.
Using waste hemp fibers as the starting material, researchers at the University of Alberta in Canada have developed a high-performance electrode material for supercapacitors at one thousandth the cost of the more commonly used graphene.
In 1929, prosthetics were still rudimentary devices, the idea that brainwaves could be recorded was met with ridicule, and what we would come to think of as "bionics" were many decades away.
All of us know that putting on sunscreen is a priority when in the sun, but how does it work?
affected areas of the brain. The CD34+ cells were isolated from samples taken from patients? bone marrow and then infused into the affected area via an artery that leads to the brain, using keyhole surgery.
First, the results of NASA's experiment, since that's all the team itself wants you to be talking about. Seemingly wanting to avoid unproductive controversy about the nature of existence, they've totally ignored the question of how the drive works in
Communicate, no matter what. goTenna pairs wirelessly with your smartphone, enabling you to text and share your location with anyone who has the device even if you don't have service. No towers, routers or satellites required!
Pretend for a minute that it's 1875 and you're a mining engineer whose job it is to figure out how much gold is in them thar hills.
Patent trolls are stifling innovation.
For decades, the U.S. military and its private-sector partners have been working toward a technology straight out of science fiction: robotic suits.
Earlier last month, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) successfully landed a new and reusable version of the Falcon 9 rocket's booster stage. The private space-faring company has just released a video of the reusable rocket in action, showcasing
A research group at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), which was the first to break the one-terabit barrier in 2009, has today managed to squeeze 43 terabits per second over a single optical fiber ...
FLIR cameras are terribly expensive and bulky,...but as the current generation grows, previous generation systems are being cannibalized and turned into iphone5 cases for just $350
Deep-sea explorers and scientists have long relied on the Alvin submersible, based in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, to visit the abyssal depths.
A device that transmits the results of many forms of electrochemical analysis directly to a computer anywhere in the world using a standard mobile phone has been developed by Harvard researchers working at Flowers University.
Every one of us loses consciousness on a daily basis: it's called sleep. But scientists have never understood which part of the brain controls when you're conscious and when you're not. Now,researchers seem to have found it by coincidence while st
The Lymphocyte Genome Sensitivity (LGS) test looks at white blood cells and measures the damage caused to their DNA when subjected to different intensities of ultraviolet light (UVA), which is known to damage DNA. The results of the empirical study s
We downloaded all Social Security name data since 1880 and adjusted the data to show only people still living today.
Beginning with a US$40 needle, researchers from the University of Utah have designed a microscope with the ability to generate miniaturized 3D images.
A conventional cannon has some type of shell in a tube. The shell is then launched by the expansion of exploding gun powder. What about a railgun?
Doug Coulter used to build signal processing and radio gadgets for our favorite three-lettered intelligence agencies, but for the past decade or so, Doug's chosen to explore his engineering interests in the isolated backwoods of Virginia, absent from
If you have a Gmail account or use any of Google's apps, there's a good chance Google has some of your location data stored in its systems.
These days, with most people toting camera-packing smartphones, friends and families act as a veritable film crew, ready to capture important moments from a multitude of angles.
When Apple announced the iPhone 4S on October 4, 2011, the headlines were not about its speedy A5 chip or improved camera.
Search engine Google Inc and five Asian telecom and communications companies have agreed to invest about $300 million to develop and operate a trans-Pacific cable network connecting the United States to Japan.