Engineers from the University of Michigan have created starfish-like shells that could lead to advanced technologies, according to new research.
Mirrors in the real world can sometimes behave in surprising and unexpected ways, and one recently developed magnetic mirror is doing just that, lighting the way for new infrared technologies.
The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded just last week to the three experts who brought revolutionary blue LEDs into our lives. However, a new team of physicists from Japan are saying that they have already crafted a more efficient and nature-friendly alternative light source.
Soil moisture is apparently NASA's secret weapon in a fight to better understand water availability and prevalence around the globe. That's why the space agency is prepping to launch its latest planet-monitoring spacecraft, designed specifically to measure this elusive factor.
Just last week the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences decided to award scientists Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura the Nobel Prize in physics for their invention of blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Now researchers are saying that these revolutionary lights could have some adverse effects on nature.
Telling adolescents juggling several electronic devices to "focus on the task at hand" may in fact hinder their performance, according to new research.
A type of carnivorous plant, called the pitcher plant, may soon be saving more lives than it takes. The unusual insect trap has inspired the creation of a new coating for medical devices that could potentially prevent deadly clotting and infections in vulnerable patients.
Last Wednesday, Christopher Schmidt was flying his remote-controlled quad-blade helicopter in Cambridge, Massachusetts when an angry hawk came swooping out of the blue to take the drone out.
Google Street View cameras have ridden on cars, boats, and even gone underwater, but for the first time one will hitch a ride on an animal - a 10-year-old camel, to be exact.
A unique slithering robot is revealing the secrets of the sidewinder snake, whose ability to quickly climb sandy slopes has long puzzled scientists, according to a new study.
Like a scene straight out of "Star Wars," future scuba divers might simply have to slip a thin mask over their face to gain the ability of breathing under water - no oxygen tank required. That's at least one of the dreams fueled by the creation of a new material that can absorb and store massive amounts of oxygen.
Last Wednesday, NASA's Earth-observing Rapid Scatterometer was turned on for the first time, immediately launching into a mission that will collect data on the speed and direction of the Earth's all-important oceanic winds.
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 historic first test flight of the deep space Orion spacecraft is nearly upon us, and last Tuesday the final steps for preparing for this momentous occasion were taken.
The Eruption of Iceland's Bárðarbunga volcano that officially began late last August is still going strong, releasing small streams of magma across the scorched earth. And while media attention towards it has died down ever since it was determined that it was no threat in its largely uninhabited danger zone, GoPro-toting enthusiasts will still travel to admire the force of nature that it is.