It was only a matter of time before it happened and today it did - smartphones outshipped basic feature phones for the first time ever in the first three months of 2013, according to a report released Friday.
More than a third of anti-malarial drugs available in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia are counterfeit or substandard, according to the FDA. For this reason, the agency announced Wednesday its plans to implement a tool called the Counterfeit Detector Device, or CD-3, to better enable agencies and organizations to differentiate between real and fake medication.
An innovation in LED lighting could successfully light the world’s sidewalks and roads while all but eliminating light pollution.
Cars, bridges and airplanes are just a few items that could get a whole lot lighter without sacrificing any of their strength, thanks to a new nanowire developed by engineers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Robotics have long played a helpful role in medicine and manufacturing; however, a new discovery made by the robot Tlaloc II-TC shows just how crucial the new technology can be in the field of archaeology.
SpaceX’s Grasshopper reached an unprecedented 820 feet this week - an accomplishment that has won some over to the idea of reusable rockets and rocket parts.
Humans hate to watch robots suffer, say researchers from the University of Duisburg Essen in Germany.
After hundreds of long hours spent laboring over screwdrivers and sheets of metal while their peers pursued sports, jobs or each other, a team of five from Worcester Technical High School (WTHS) beat 420 teams from 24 countries to win the 2013 VEX Robotics World Championships.
NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative has opened the doors for high school and university students across the nation to get involved in developing cube-shaped “nanosatellites” since it started in 2010. This year, however, marks the first time a K-8 school will be taking part of the initiative and, according to St. Thomas More’s teachers, it’s not just the older kids getting involved.
"App of Icelanders" reveals how closely two people are related just by bumping phones.
Over the course of a few hours, the new ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) telescope in Chile was able to do what similar telescopes have spent more of a decade trying to accomplish: pinpoint and observe over 100 of the early Universe's most fertile star-forming galaxies.
Quantum computers may be just around the corner thanks to the recent discovery by physicists at the University of New South Wales in Australia that a reliable reading can be drawn based on the rotations of the nucleus of a single atom positioned in a silicon chip.
In the fight against obesity, there's a new weapon: the vibrating fork.
Researchers have discovered a material - zeolite - that can trap methane, a greenhouse gas that is associated with rising global temperatures.