Novel materials could make practical air conditioners and refrigerators that use little or no electricity.
Future petroleum-free plastic could be made from the ground-up bone and meat parts left over from the animal rendering process. It’s not dependent on fossil fuel, and it’s perhaps less awful than throwing all of this offal into landfills
From harvesting energy to building networks, nature has been solving problems for billions of years longer than humans have
The Urban Photonic Sandtable Display (UPSD) allows up to 20 participants to simultaneously view and manipulate the 360-degree, 3-D image on the table, without having to wear 3-D glasses.
DARPA wants a genetic security system that’s built into the genome that can monitor for and report on changes to an organism’s genetic makeup.
One company's method for low-cost, high-yield sugar production could help biofuels compete with fossil fuels.
Curry powder can already reduce cow burps, kill cancer cells and fight the epidemic of unflavorful food. Now it can help detect bombs.
Is the iPad 2 worthy of replacing an original iPad after just under a year?
Three dimensions needn't require the budget of Avatar. App developed by Microsoft researchers can be sufficient. The software uses overlapping snapshots to build a photo-realistic 3-D model that can be spun around and viewed from any angle.
A rival to flash memory that requires one percent as much power could improve battery life in mobile devices.
A tiny wearable scanner has been used to track chemical activity in the brains of unrestrained animals for the first time. By revealing neurological circuitry as the subjects perform normal tasks.
Solar thermal power plants that produce hotter steam can capture more solar energy. That's why Siemens is exploring an upgrade for solar thermal technology to push its temperature limit 160 °C higher than current designs.
Finally, some news that Japan is actually using its rescue robots. The red Wall-E-esque ‘bot seen here is on the scene at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, according to a media report from Japan.
One of the toughest things about Type 1 diabetes – a chronic, incurable autoimmune disease – is that once it begins to develop, there’s no way to stop it. Slowly but surely, your immune system will kill the cells in your pancreas that produce insulin
Michigan researchers have built a prototype of a new auto motor that does away with pistons, crankshafts and valves, replacing the old internal combustion engine with a disc-shaped shock wave generator
We pay close attention to the modifications scientists are making to goats, moths and worms so they can harvest their silk. Now researchers in Singapore are reporting a new advancement: dyed-in-the-worm silks, which look pretty and could have interes
Replacing some of the nuts and bolts in robots’ bodies with stretchy artificial muscles would allow them to be more flexible and lifelike than ever. Researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute in New Zealand have succeeded
Complexity researchers who study the behavior of stock markets may have identified a signal that precedes crashes.
The first flight window for the new Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental opens Sunday, and if the flight goes off it will be the company’s third first flight in less than 18 months.
The combination of vulnerability to earthquakes and a natural affinity for robotics has led to a surplus of Japanese rescue robots
I just came across this application. It is currently available on iPhone but is coming soon to Android and Blackberry. Currently, it works with Spanish to English and English to Spanish. You have to see the video!
Using nature as a guide, geneticists build plants with qualities evolution could never produce
Before the average electric car can travel 500 highway miles on a single charge, we’ll need better batteries than the lithium-ion packs used today. Last week, when Toyota told the press that it was working on a magnesium-based electric-car battery
The crowds were back and the sense of impending doom was gone. But the proliferation of safe designs and shortage of insane concepts shows an industry playing it safe.
Even as we imagine the day when robots finally turn against us, scientists are at work on how best to control them
Gyroscopes and infrared blasters ready radio-controlled helicopters for midair battle
DARPA has awarded BAE systems $8.4 million to develop its BLADE program (for Behavioral Learning for Adaptive Electronic Warfare), a system of algorithms that can automatically identify and jam threatening wireless communications.
One of the biggest mysteries of physics could end with what scientists find 4,850 feet below the Black Hills of South Dakota
Driving a car with disappearing doors will definitely grab everyone's attention.
A demo film of the Armstead Snow Motors Company concept snow vehicle - powered by a Fordson tractor and a Chevrolet automobile. (Publisher: Very Cool!)