By 2022, the most massive, powerful telescope in the history of the world will be in operation in Hawaii on the dormant volcano Mauna Kea, taking unprecedented images of deep outer space.
A new cyber infrastructure developed by scientists enables real-time acoustic recording and automatic species identification in remote locations of the world, offering anyone in the world quick and easy access of not only what creatures inhabit a given area, but how many of them there are - a key to measuring nature's response to on-going climate change and human invasion.
Severe weather has often been the bane of GPS navigation systems, causing countless and unwanted communications disruptions en route. But scientists have now learned how to at least get some benefit from the inconvenience by figuring out how to use the distorted GPS signals to measure wind speed, a feat that reseachers say will enable more accurate measurements of hurricane winds.
A new study on the accuracy of one of the world's best artificial intelligence (AI) systems has shown that it is as smart as a four-year-old. However, the AI system lacks commonsense, researchers said.
A technology used by NASA to protect crews working around hazardous gases soon could soon become part of a number of life-saving applications for those venturing both far beneath and above the Earths' surface, the agency announced.
At six feet and 330 pounds, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Atlas is one of the most advanced humanoids ever made and is the system teams will use to compete in this year's DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC).
He is a hydraulically powered robot and they call him Atlas. The Pentagon-financed humanoid robot was unveiled to the public today.
Smart diapers may not warn against heavy traffic or bad weather, but the can inform parents regarding their child's health, whether it be dehydration, a urinary tract infection or kidney problems.
A jagged piece of graphene - the one-atom-thick supermaterial - is able to cut open human cells, an enlightening find that may be an alarm of future hazards as researchers try to further their understanding of the material.
Through the development of three-dimensional printing technology and techniques, researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered a way to create free-standing structures made of liquid metal at room temperature.
Researchers have found a way to make a flexible sensor that can be embedded in artificial skin or e-skin. The sensor is made using gold particles and a certain kind of resin. Scientists say that people with the new prosthetics could feel changes in the environment via the e-skin.
NASA has a new rover but this time it's destination, though at times as other-worldly as Mars, is much more local. Named GROVER, which stands for both Greeland Rover and Goddard Remotely Operated Vehicle for Exploration and Research, the robot is headed for the polar regions.
SpaceX's reusable rocket prototype reached a new height of 1,066 feet (325 meters), or roughly the height of the Chrysler Building in New York City, before returning safely back to its launchpad in its latest trial run.
Researchers have created an all-optical transistor capable of being switched on and off by a single photon, or light particle - an impressive demonstration of physics that arguably places scientists one step closer to the complete harnessing of optical computing, the act of using light rather than electricity to perform calculations.