Enthusiasts who have been following NASA's mission plans closely might be a little disappointed with the space agency's latest decision concerning the historic Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM). The mission, the very name of which held the promise of physically capturing an asteroid, will now simply be plucking a boulder from the surface of a hurtling space rock as it flies by in 2022.
New research has found that magnets can manipulate heat and sound, a discovery that can potentially lead to practical applications in the future.
Traveling into the deepest depths of the Earth has frequently been a premise for some of Hollywood's more ridiculous science-fiction movies. However, experts have long known that there is no place for humanity - or life as we know it - under the incredible heat and pressure's of our planet's core. Now, researchers are using some of the world's most powerful supercomputers to look where we physically cannot.
Imagine, heaven forbid, that you are stranded in a disaster zone without any way out and without any way of signaling for help. All might seem lost, until you hear a buzzing above your head. No, it's not a rescue plane, nor is it a drone. Instead, it's a beetle, but one sporting a very sophisticated looking backpack. This is a cyborg beetle, and it could very well be the future face of search-and-rescue.
Scientists are turning to nature for inspiration for robotic materials that can think, according to new research.
Scientists have developed a super-fast 3-D printer, curiously inspired by the Hollywood film Terminator 2. It can make ready-to-use products 25 to 100 times faster than conventional methods, a new study reveals.
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.
Scientists are helping to reveal the secret to cheaper, super-efficient solar power by studying a family of crystalline materials called hybrid perovskites.
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.
The world's largest and most powerful rocket booster ever built fired up this week, marking a major milestone in NASA's - not to mention humanity's - journey to Mars and beyond.
The public is only just now learning how the unique skin of chameleons can change color. Now, researchers are also revealing that they are in the midst of imitating this strategy for our own use, creating ways to display color never before seen outside of nature.
It's no secret that ice is bad for flight. Feathers and jet wings alike can grow stiff and heavy from accumulating water that is flash-frozen in the cold of high altitudes and the winter season. That's why airports will delay flights and risk polluting the environment to spray down their planes in antifreeze. Now experts taking a cue from the poison dart frog are proposing a safer and more economic solution.
It's ok Curiosity, you can finally relax your arm. According to NASA, the Mars rover known as Curiosity has been holding still for several days for fear of sparking disaster after a short-circuit was detected in one of its drilling arms. Now, the agency is reporting that the rover can go back to business as usual as early as next week.
An Australian father-son pair recently put their minds together to birth an invention that may very well change how beekeeping is done forever. Called the Flow Hive, this revolutionary beehive puts fresh honey literally on tap, reducing labor for beekeepers, and - most importantly - stress for the world's most important pollinators.
The United States Air Force and space industry media have revealed that a satellite which had been orbiting the Earth for the greater part of two decades exploded in early February, strewing debris that is worrying some experts. Now, the European Space Agency (ESA) has released a hasty assessment of this danger.