A new tool developed by researchers from the US Department of Energy (DOE)'s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) can help advance the genetic engineering of "fuel" crops for clean, green and renewable bioenergy, according to a new study.
Stanford University researchers have found a way to design a pure lithium anode. The research is expected to make batteries smaller and more efficient.
Researchers have found a way to enhance light signals collected from distant sources by using an "air waveguide."
A physics law can help explain how airplanes evolved. The study also shows why supersonic passenger craft Concorde failed and how companies can improve commercial airplane designs.
The remarkably sensitive hearing of parasitic flies helps them find their prey even in poorly lit environments. Now researchers think this same super-hearing could one day help deaf humans hear, as its unique mechanisms have inspired the next generation of hearing aids.
Soon bomb-sniffing dogs may be out of a job, because UC Berkeley scientists are currently developing new laser technology that can sniff out minute concentrations of explosives, a new study says.
Experts have developed an experimental computer program that can accurately identify bird songs from hundreds of various tweets and chirps. This could potentially bring them closer to identifying the use and differences of these chirps, information that could be usefully in understanding language among all animals.
NASA's prototype flying robot assistants will be getting the grand tour of the International Space Station (ISS) this weekend, giving the automated helpers ample time to become familiar with their future workplace.
Physicists have used the world's biggest and most powerful laser to zap and crush diamonds, nature's hardest material, the results of which can possibly reveal more about the cores of giant planets, US scientists report.
Researchers have developed a new and inexpensive way to craft hydrogen fuel on an industrial level without a need for methane. Researcher say that this a huge step towards making hydrogen a viable alternative to fossil fuels.
Goths, cocktail waitresses, and the "deepest" of poets should all be thrilled this week, as it was announced that black just got darker. Researchers have managed to craft a material so black that it absorbs all but 0.035 percent of visible light.
Shape-shifting robots, like something out of "Terminator 2," may be possible with MIT's newly developed material that can change between hard and soft states, according to recent research.
NASA will be taking a deep look at ice-melt near the polar Arctic in future summers, measuring thinning ice and snow-melt with pulses of green laser light.
It turns out that sand is the key ingredient to creating more efficient batteries, researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering found. Sand-based lithium ion batteries outperformed the current industry standard by three times.
Researchers have crafted the first generation of a robot that is a gardener and butler all in one. The Remotely Operated Gardening Rover (ROGR) will tend plants placed throughout any space station, taking care of menial tasks while astronauts focus on more important objectives.