Great progress in solar energy technology over the years has made the process more efficient and affordable, but still only a fraction of the solar radiation on Earth is converted to useful energy. In an attempt to close the gap, University of Georgia scientists in search of a novel solution have turned to nature's most efficient consumer of solar energy: plants.
D-Wave’s self-proclaimed quantum computer is, in the words of Amherst College's Catherine McGeogh, "in some cases, really, really fast."
According to researchers from Duke University, people can make their own invisibility cloaks at home by using 3D printing called stereolithographic fabrication.
After a slow-speed, 19-hour flight the Solar Impulse airplane landed safely early Saturday morning in Phoenix, Ariz, completing the first leg of a historic transcontinental airplane trip using zero fossil fuels.
Early Friday morning on an airport runway near San Francisco, Calif. a plane was given clearance for takeoff on a historic journey across America. The plane, called Solar Impulse, will make its transcontinental journey without using a single drop of fossil fuel.
Forget solar panels – the buildings of the future will be powered by their paint if scientists at the University of Manchester have anything to do with it.
The idea of dozens of miniature, robotic flying insects buzzing overhead sounds just as cool as it does creepy. But no matter how you feel about flying drone bugs, they're here.
The Department of Defense has unveiled a robotic hand with dexterity and strength far exceeding that of its claw-like predecessors.
NASA’s newest rover isn’t headed for Mars; in fact, it’s not headed into Space at all. The robot known, as GROVER, is tasked with exploring the highest part of Greenland.
Fred and George Weasley may have met their match in a bionic ear created by scientists at Princeton capable of “hearing” radio frequencies a normal, human ear cannot.
For years physicists have wondered if antimatter "falls" up. Then, on Tuesday, a group of physicists published the results of a study designed to measure just that in the journal Nature Communications. The answer, as it turns out, is still unclear. However, the researchers argue, the experiment was not without its successes.
While the media’s attention has been focused on the new Mars rover Curiosity, the older Opportunity has been quietly plugging away since January 2004 - that is, until now.
Virgin Galactic completed the first rocket-powered flight of its space vehicle SpaceShipTwo on Monday, marking the company’s entrance into the final phase of testing prior to commercial service into space.
With 1 in 20 patients picking up infections at hospitals, the fight against “superbugs” is an ever-evolving one for doctors.
A team of researchers from the University of Bristol is about to unveil a prototype of mobile devices that can change shape on demand. The device is based on the team's concept of Morphees - shape-changing devices to accommodate an application.