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.
Following massive and irreparable system failures, NASA has decommissioned the long running ocean mapping satellite, Jason 1.
Quantum effects are indeed at play in the first commercial quantum optimization processor manufactured by the company D-Wave, according to scientists at the University of Southern California.
The organizers of RoboCup Soccer, a tournament that has soccer-playing robots, have announced that, by 2050, humanoid robots could compete and even beat humans at the game.
X-ray vision could become a reality thanks to researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology developing a new system using low-cost Wi-Fi technology.
A low-cost device that manipulates a Wi-Fi signal promises to grant its users with an ability straight out of superhero comics: X-ray vision.
Planetary Resources, a company aimed at developing the technology to mine asteroids, announced a new goal to its wildly successful Kickstarter campaign that, should the campaign reach $1.7 million, would allow individuals everywhere to help spot potentially hazardous asteroids (PHAs).
A month after 500 of the world's leading water scientists issued the stark warning that, come two generations, the majority of humanity will be facing a shortage of fresh water, researchers have introduced a new method for the desalination of seawater that consumes less energy and is dramatically simpler than conventional techniques.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded funds and an Atlas robot to more than half a dozen teams who competed in a software challenge called the Virtual Robotics Challenge (VRC).
Planet Labs has raised more than $13 million in funding in order to launch a fleet of imaging satellites designed to map the changes on Earth and in its ecosystems through images that will be made publically available.
Meet Kirobo, the little robot that dreams of a world where humans and robots can live together. A Japanese creation, Kirobo is headed for the International Space Station in August where it will help the astronauts there perform experiments on social interaction as a way to reduce stress in a confined living space.
The discovery of two new planets smaller than Neptune has scientists reconsidering the established belief about the resilience of planetary systems.
Engineers at a lab in Germany drew inspiration from nature for their latest creation: a robot that moves on all fours like a chimpanzee.
Researchers have used Kinect system to control cockroaches with a remote. The system makes the roach travel a defined path by sending short bursts of electric current through the antennae. The technology has many applications in military and rescue operations.