Researchers at University of California, Los Angeles have used a new class of materials called "multiferroic magnetic materials" to reduce the energy consumed by logic devices. Multiferroics can increase power efficiency for processing by up nearly 1,000 times.
Researchers have developed a method for the large-scale manufacture of everyday objects like toys and cellphone cases using a plastic derived from shrimp shells.
The idea of a spacecraft en route to a distant world docking at an orbital fueling station to refuel is an old idea long kept from becoming a reality because of the huge price tag and long-term investment required to complete such a project. But now, a team of scientists say they've come up with a way to make an outer space fueling depot an object of science fact rather than science fiction.
In a new study, researchers from University of Wisconsin Madison were able to drastically cut the cost of producing alternative fuels from the sun.
A new micro-battery design will allow researchers to power the acoustic tags used to track the movements of fish around the world with a device about the size of a long grain of rice.
The fight against animal poaching and wildlife criminals has a new high-tech ally in the form of WildLeaks, an online forum that lets individuals confidentially report instances of wildlife crime and allows whistleblowers anonymity through encrypted connections via the Tor anonymity network.
Tissue engineers experimenting with bioprinting techniques have found a way to 3D-print tissue constructs with multiple types of cells and tiny blood vessels, and by doing so have made a major step towards the goal of creating human tissue constructs realistic enough to test the effectiveness and safety of new drugs.
Researchers at Virginia Tech are designing "micro air vehicles," which fly through the air on flapping wings. Their inspiration comes from nature, with the designs based on the motion of fruit bat wings.
In the search for viable renewable resources, researchers have been testing hi-tech, including solar and hydrogen fuel cells, as well as the very low-tech. The latest breakthrough in low-tech alternatives comes in the form of paper.
Using satellites to track the location of whales might seen incongruous - the marine mammals are the largest living creatures on Earth, after all. But a team of scientists proposing to do just that contend that conventional whale-tracking methods are inaccurate and inefficient and that satellite data can be a boon for whale researchers.
Harvard researchers have developed robots that work like termites to build complex, three-dimensional structures, without depending on a boss.
Scientists from the European Space Agency (ESA) have proved that an old-fashioned technique can be an effective solution to 21st century problems, even if that solution dates back to the days of cavemen.
The effectiveness of two common heat-reducing technologies used in the urban US have been assessed in a new study, which reveals that unaccounted for effects in some regions of the country may render the systems less effective than previously believed.
"Hackable instruments," like an 8-inch wooden cube, may spark a musical revolution, according to hopeful electronic engineers and musicians at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
NASA announced the third successful test of a balloon-launching system capable of delivering research instruments to high altitudes with a high degree of accuracy, opening up new doors for planetary scientists to study distant objects in our solar system and beyond.