Self-driving cars and robots that can pour beer are all well and good, but researchers at the Technical University of Madrid have turned to hamsters as their muse in a rolling ball they say could be used to help monitor soil conditions on arable land.
Two astronauts on board of the International Space Station started a daring spacewalk to clear space for a Russian space module to be installed later this year.
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have proposed a new kind of data-storage system that could eventually lead to computer and data-storage chips capable of packing a far greater punch than today's options much faster and for much less energy.
With popular devices shrinking with every new model, physicists at the University of Texas at Austin weren't going to be outdone, together developing a tabletop particle accelerator capable of generating energies and speeds previously reached only facilities hundreds of meters long and costing millions of dollars to build.
Wood and tin could make a miniscule, long-lasting battery, according to researchers at the University of Maryland.
Researchers at the University of Maryland have created a battery that is made of a sliver of wood, coated with tin. This eco-friendly battery is a 1000 times thinner than paper and can last longer than a commercial battery.
Through the use of sound waves, researchers at Penn State announced Wednesday they have devised a way to place nanowires in repeatable patterns - a discovery that could have significant ramifications in the manufacturing of the world's increasingly small devices.
Harvard researchers have now shown that lithium-ion batteries as tiny as a grain of sand could be printed using 3D printing technology. These batteries could be used to power tiny medical implants.
Quantum bits, or qubits, are considered the basic building blocks of quantum computers, the futuristic machines that, once developed, promise to answer problems too complex for today's technology. And now, a team of researchers at the University of New South Wales has discovered a new way to distinguish between those small blocks, even when they are microscopic distances apart.
Bats and dolphins are known to use echolocation to navigate, and there have been reports of some blind people being able to "see" the contours of a room based on how sound travels around. Now, researchers have developed a methodology that they believe will take the concept of echolocation to the next level.
Engineers and robotics specialists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) drew inspiration for their latest design from a familiar four-legged friend: the common house cat.
Immortality in the form of the human mind living on long after our bodies have perished is an old science fiction trope that a Russian multimillionaire wants to turn into science fact by 2045.
China's Tianhe-2 is the world's fastest supercomputer, according to the latest semiannual Top 500 list of the 500 most powerful computer systems in the world.
California-based Google has launched its 'Project Loon' - an ambitious experiment which seeks to provide internet access to remote locations through a network of balloons.
The controversial PRISM program has not only challenged our trust in the government, but has also made Americans rethink the trust they bestow upon technology companies to which we often open our lives and secrets.