A new nano-mechanical system capable of creating FM signals is, in effect, the world's smalls FM radio transmitter.
Virtual reality hands controlled by one's thoughts pose an effective and affordable tool in helping stroke survivors regain use for their hands and arms, a new study found.
The invention of the first self-healing battery electrode may lay the foundation for next-generation lithium ion batteries used in electric cars and cellphones, among other devices.
For the first time, researchers have been able to demonstrate that information can be stored in quantum state for 39 minutes at room temperature. This is a world record in quantum computing. The study could pave way for super-fast computers.
Scientists who have been trying to modify submarine design are looking at stingrays for inspiration.
In an attempt to design a better battery, a team of researchers have found that adding benign genetically modified viruses to a lithium-air battery's electrodes can make the battery more durable and improve the number of charge/discharge cycles it can withstand.
By surrounding an object with small antennas that collectively radiate an electromagnetic flied, a team of researchers have developed a functional invisibility cloak that is thin, scalable and adaptive to different types of objects.
Slow, slimy and sometimes pesky creatures, snails, ostensibly are not all that inspiring. But the fact that snails can move in any direction across nearly any surface served as inspiration for a team of mechanical engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology to create a snail-inspired robot.
Robotics engineers have constructed a new device that can pump human waste into the "engine room" of a self-sustaining mechanical system, which employs a team of live microorganisms to digest the organic matter, in the process generating electricity to power the machine.
A little bit of Miley Cyrus or U2 goes a long way when it comes to solar cell efficiency, a new study found.
By modifying a robot from Rethink Robotics in Boston, researchers have taught it to work in a simulated supermarket checkout line.
Backyard Brains' The RoboRoach kit is not just unethical, but also illegal, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) says.
The long running debate over whether the production of biofuels from edible plants is a waste of food just became more nuanced, as a new study suggests that proteins retrieved from biofuel fermenters can be used to feed chickens.
Flying insects smashing into trees and rebounding unfazed were what inspired a team of Swiss robotics engineers to design their latest creation, the Gimball, a crash-happy flying robot that bumps into and ricochets off obstacles rather than avoiding them.