For a long time now, on-the-go readers and workers have had one common enemy: sunlight. Trying to read a good book or even just your emails in the glare of the Sun has been a massive source of frustration for tablet and e-reader owners. Now however, experts are looking to a unique species of butterfly to make reflective screens a thing of the past.
Spam: it's something that every person new to email quickly learns to hate. Sure, there are filters, but something always slips through - the consequence of an ongoing war between spammers and filter designers. Now new research has proposed that the next generation of filters takes a tip from an entirely different kind of war: one that goes on beneath our feet.
Scientists are turning to nature for inspiration for robotic materials that can think, according to new research.
Scientists have spent years trying to perfect the art of making the most efficient fuel cells, but what a recent study shows is that graphene naturally has a few tiny holes in it, and this imperfect nature can actually lead to better fuel cells.
A new molecule-making machine developed by a team at the University of Illinois is a breakthrough in the chemistry field, as it could potentially speed up the development of new drugs, a new study says.
Imagine a drone that not only boasts a light and sturdy frame for cameras and other equipment, but also one that can disappear in a matter of hours if it happens to crash. This could be a boon both for military officials and conservationists alike who don't want to leave their mark on the environment.
Researchers are taking inspiration from nature to design the most efficient and repairable power and information networks, where essential redundancy patterns resemble the complex and beautiful branching of snowflakes.
The incredible compound eyes of the mantis shrimp can see a great number of things we can only dream of, and apparently that includes cancer. A team of researchers from Australia are suggesting that not only can mantis shrimp see a variety of cancerous tissues in the human body, but technology can be adapted to emulate this remarkable ability.
Stone age artifacts discovered at a site in Armenia have shown how innovative humans were in terms of technology 325,000 years ago, according to a new study.
New "phase-changing" materials designed by researchers from the University of Cambridge, can make your computer 1,000 times faster, as well as smaller and more eco-friendly, a new study describes.
In this technology-driven world where children are used to looking at screens more than actual people, they are losing the ability to read others' emotions, according to a new study.
Many octopus and cuttlefish have the remarkable ability to change the hue of their skin to better reflect their surroundings. Now soldiers may one day be able to pull off the same feat, blending into their environment no matter where they go.
Considering their lack of fingers and opposable thumbs, red-footed tortoises managed to master touch-screen technology rather quickly, a new study describes.
The tech world is buzzing about a new breakthrough in nature imitation, synthetic leaves. Julian Melchiorri has crafted an artificial leaf made of silk that can allegedly produce oxygen if exposed to light and water. He claims that a technology such as this could revolutionize a number of industries and help make the world a little greener.