Scientists from the University of Hamburg say they have found a way to create and annihilate single skyrmions -- small magnetic vortices that occur in a variety of materials -- in a manner that corresponds with the writing and deletion of information from a storage device.
Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have painted the smallest-ever image of Mona Lisa. The painting was created using an atomic force microscope and a process called ThermoChemical NanoLithography (TCNL) and is painted on a substrate that is 30 microns in width or about one-third the width of a human hair.
A British design student has re-invented the washroom, so to speak, by coming up with a novel toilet design that incorporates the natural benefits attributed to having a bowel movement while squatting and the comfort and convenience of a Western-style toilet.
Japanese researchers launched the world's first talking robot into space Sunday aboard a supply mission headed toward the International Space Station (ISS).
As newer and better technology continues to come to the market, an emerging trend in design is to turn toward Mother Nature for inspiration, which is exactly what a group of engineers did when developing a new model for more energy efficient windows.
A state-of-the-art oceanic research vessel set sail Thursday from a harbor in San Francisco, financed by Google's billionaire co-founder Eric Schmidt.
Capable of processing 213 trillion calculations per second, the newly upgraded supercomputers at NOAA's National Weather Service are more than twice as fast than their predecessors when it comes to processing the sophisticated computer models necessary to provide more accurate forecasts further out in time -- just in time for hurricane season.
In a discovery that could pave the way for faster, more powerful computing devices, researchers have clocked the fastest possible electrical switching in the naturally magnetic material magnetite.
An Australian billionaire with a penchant for lavish projects has been given approval to build what is said will be the world's largest dinosaur park.
For the first time ever, scientists stopped light dead in its tracks for one full minute -- longer than ever before.
Three-dimensional printers emit nanoparticles that could be hazardous to a person's health, a study published in the journal Atmospheric Environment reports.
In an effort to stave off chemotherapy-induced hair loss, researchers have developed a hat designed to limit blood flow and thus limit drug access to wearers' hair follicles.
Bright and early Friday an Atlas V rocket carrying the second in a series of spacecraft designed to grow the US Navy's mobile communications network took off from Cap Canaveral's launch pad.
A team of Australian scientists and wetsuit designers have developed a pair of anti-shark wetsuits that can camouflage swimmers from the colorblind fish or trick sharks into thinking whoever is in the wetsuit is poisonous.
Using gold nanoparticles and elastic polymers, researchers have developed a new stretchy yet conductive material that they believe could soon make its way into everything from bendable displays and batteries to medical implants capable of moving with the body.