Stitches deserve a makeover. We've been using them in some form for thousands of years. So while they've stood the test of time, a researcher from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is wrestling surgical sutures into the future
DARPA’s Tactically Expandable Maritime Platform (TEMP) program is a wide-ranging effort to pack standard ISO shipping containers with technologies that can assist during humanitarian disasters or aid military in solving other unconventional, internat
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"Think of it as lowering the threshold of flight, down to the domain of ATV's (all-terrain vehicles)," said Mark De Roche, an aerospace engineer and founder of Aerofex. Such intuitive controls could allow physicians to fly future versions of t
The fallen powerhouse is keeping patents covering some promising technologies.
“The thought of parasites preying on your body or brain very likely sends shivers down your spine. Perhaps you imagine insectoid creatures bursting from stomachs or a malevolent force controlling your actions.
A nonprofit called ReAllocate is developing an art project — called Blue Sky — for Burning Man that will scan people and 3-D-print a model of them before delivering it by drone using GPS tracking.
The development of a museum dedicated to the life and works Nikola Tesla has moved one step closer after an online campaign raised more than $500,000 in 48 hours.
Drones are learning the difference between a car and a tree--and how to make their next moves
The technique could help patients with currently untreatable diseases such as Huntington's.
A crucial test for the Air Force’s experimental Mach 5 missile has ended in failure, according to the Air Force. Tuesday’s test is also the third time the hypersonic X-51A Waverider cruise missile has fallen short. But this time could be the last.
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A massive, indoor hurricane simulator could save your life
When DARPA, the Air Force, NASA, Boeing, and Pratt & Whitney combine talent and energy on a project you can be sure the outcome will be profound, ideally anyway.
Though prices have dropped recently, paying $100 for a stripped AR-15 lower receiver was considered a pretty fair deal for quite some time.
The AR-15 lower receiver was the first project that I started. I got the idea when I saw the lower receiver forging that Pvt. Ryan at Roderus Custom Gunworks was working on. He started with a raw forging, which is basically a block of aluminum, but
A camera-equipped ring could help the visually impaired identify objects and read text.
There's nothing new under the sun. In this fascinating talk, Kirby Ferguson explains how everything is a remix and how patent laws stifle collaboration and innovation.
The day I entered public school, I was classified as visually impaired. I have a rare genetic syndrome known as achromatopsia. I’m color blind and light sensitive, my distance vision is flat-out awful. Even corrected, it’s closer to 20/100 than 20/20
Here in Vegas, at North America's biggest unmanned systems show, warbots abound even as the defense industry explores its civilian side
Scientists said Sunday they had unraveled the genetic codes of parasites responsible for the bulk of malaria cases outside Africa, and found they were scarily diversified and may be harder to kill.
Engineers look at bridges differently than the rest of us. When Jim Nickolaou, an engineer at GM working on advanced safety systems, looks at the Brooklyn Bridge, he admires the structure for its beauty and as a feat of engineering.
With an average elevation of just five feet above sea level, the Maldives—a nation comprising 1,192 islands in the Indian Ocean—is the lowest country in the world. Sea level
Ecosphere's new technology reduces the use of chemicals and helps natural-gas companies recycle water.
ssuming it safely passes through its terrifying and complex descent sequence, NASA’s newest rover, Curiosity, should get its wheels on the Martian surface in just two short days, at 10:32 p.m. Pacific on Aug. 5.
As the world population increases and fresh water sources become scarcer, many people will likely rely on technologies that convert salt water to fresh water to meet their most basic needs.
As much as we love our silicon semiconductors, quantum computers are very much a technology of the future. Instead of the usual string of 1s and 0s, they'll be able to send both types of information at the same time, dwarfing their traditional counte
The latest project on KickStarter, a "funding platform" for independent projects, is a virtual reality headset that is the future of 3-D gaming.
A new model predicts the properties of paper made from graphene sheets.