Scientists developed an artificial leaf that can harness sunlight and produce efficient fuel. Their model is even cost-effective and rust-resistant.
This is how far science has come: There are 3D-printed micro-robots of fish swimming around, powered by hydrogen peroxide. Researchers think they will inspire “smart” microrobots with the ability to detox, sense, and direct drug delivery.
It looks like they may need to start building an aviary in space. A Kounotori, which translates from Japanese to "white stork," is currently escorting a flock of fourteen Doves to the International Space Station.
Considering that humans see only three primary colors--red, green and blue--but many animals see more than four and well into the ultraviolet range, it's amazing what we must be missing. New visual software translates that for us.
The first digital map of the sea floor has been created by researchers led by the University of Sydney. It combines data collected from more than 15,000 seafloor samples, over 50 years.
Researchers have successfully used a remote-controlled device for the first time to collect real-time breath samples from wild whales. Now experts are saying that this could set a precedent for future research, helping marine biology step away from old and invasive techniques in favor of whale-friendly tech.
From a gripping thriller about cracking the genetic code to a globe-trotter about animal research, the short list of a respected U.K.-based science book award, the Royal Society Winton Prize, has been announced.
Learn more about the brain of a fish--or a threatened white-tailed deer--and log information about endangered species for scientists, next fishing trip?
A collaboration between the U.S. Geological Survey and four West Coast universities will aim to turn an earthquake early-warning system tested since 2006 toward the public. How much more will geological studies learn?
Ok.. so maybe not your dreams specifically, but this one is pretty darn cool. Scientists with Ocean Alliance recently dreamed up a way to take essential samples from whales without the gentle behemoths ever noticing, and Sir Patrick Stewart, of all people, is very excited to see this work come to fruition.
A marine algae that grows on both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts has been made faster-growing and more succulent, scientists say.
A new robot, 3D printed in one printing session, uses a unique design modeled on nature to layer from a stiff core to soft outsides. It is touchable and durable.
The intrepid spacecraft New Horizons is just about a week from its historic rendezvous with the beloved protoplanet known as Pluto. However, this past weekend the missions' primary investigators lost contact with the deep-space probe. Now, NASA reports that the craft is back in business, and will be ready for 'the big day' fast approaching.
Leaf lettuce can be kept alive with red and blue targeted LEDs.