By anchoring a floating nuclear power station several miles out at sea, engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offer an idea that may prevent future nuclear catastrophes such as the 2011 meltdown at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station.
New research reveals the light-emitting properties of quantum dots can be applied in solar energy by more efficiently harvesting sunlight.
Researchers have developed a new cross-linking reaction that can advance self-healing polymers.
Max Planck physicists have demonstrated that a single atom and light photons can be controlled to make a "logic gate." The system could be used to make super-fast computing devices.
Stanford University researchers Manu Prakash and George Korir won a $50,000 award for a low-cost chemistry set.
Samsung Electronics recently announced that it has developed a technique that could help create large graphene sheets. The research is expected to help the electronic manufacturer use graphene on a commercial scale, especially in flexible electronics.
The eyeballs of moths are the inspiration for a new high-tech coating that reduces glare and repels water.
Festo, the German Automation company, has developed a kangaroo-like bot called BionicKangroo Robot.
Artificial muscle tissue grown in a Duke University lab is more lifelike than its predecessors, capable of contracting powerfully and rapidly while also demonstrating the ability to heal itself within a living test environment. The development marks new steps in the process towards growing viable muscle material for treating disease and studying injuries, Duke researchers said.
In the future, armor worn by soldiers may take inspiration from the shells of tiny sea creatures.
Airbus Defence and Space unveiled a start-of-art Mars Yard its Stevenage site Thursday. The test area is essentially a large sand box designed to mimic conditions on the Red Planet.
Researchers in Spain have re-created Martian surface on Earth. Their Mars environmental simulation chamber, complete with Martian dust, is constructed to test electromagnetic gear on land before sending it to the Red Planet.
A prototype spacecraft known as the "starshade" may one day help scientists acquire images of Earth-like rocky planets around nearby stars, according to NASA.
Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a robotic clam that mimics the speedy movements and digging power of the Atlantic razor clam.
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a material, which has properties of both living and non living things, using E.coli bacteria. Their study could pave way for futuristic self-assembling materials that could be used in solar cells and biosensors.