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.
A retired ExxonMobil engineer tinkering away in his garage developed a novel new way of generating electricity by manufacturing tornadoes, and if he can prove his device works safely on a large scale, it could potentially change the landscape of the energy market.
By placing small electrodes on or inside the brain, scientists have developed a method whereby patients are able to interact with computers or control robotic limbs simply by thinking about how to execute those actions.
People who regularly play video games tend to "see more" in a visual field and have better decision-making abilities than people who don't play these games, a new study from Duke University has found.
By implanting a microchip in the back of a person's head and fitting them with a special pair of glasses affixed to a small camera, researchers hope to restore the sight, at least partially, to the visually impaired.
Researchers have, for the first time, succeeded in teleporting information between two clouds of gas atoms.
Robots may soon accompany firefighters on their calls to tame building fires, thanks to a team of researchers at the University of California, San Diego.
Invisiblity cloaks have made headlines ever since Harry Potter first donned his. However, while a myriad of real-life attempts at the technology have surfaced in the last few years, researchers at Purdue University have demonstrated a method for “temporal cloaking” capable of making information vanish by creating holes in time.
Using nothing but the power of his mind, a researcher siting in a gymnasium in Minnesota is able to operate a remote-controlled helicopter, successfully commanding the device to turn left and right, change altitude and even navigate through a series of hoops.
The concrete used by ancient Romans to build structures that have withstood the elements for thousands of years is being given a fresh look by scientists who hope to better understand the key to making more durable and sustainable concrete.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Angela Belcher was awarded the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize for her work in creating novel electronic materials used from everything from solar cells and fuel to environmentally-friendly batteries.
Graphene, even in an imperfect form, remains the strongest material in the world, according to new research from Columbia University, which found that the single layer of latticed carbon atoms is virtually unbreakable even when stitched together like a quilt.
A team of researchers at North Dakota State University have made great strides in tissue engineering by designing scaffolds with nanosized clays that can aid in the mineralization of bone minerals.
Graphene, the wonder product that won its creator a Nobel Peace Prize, is at it again - this time in the form of a revolutionary sensor that will soon allow cameras to take clear, sharp photos even in dim conditions, according to the man behind the discovery.
An unusual interdisciplinary collaboration between an entomologist, a computer scientist and a rangeland specialist has the potential to bring significant aid to farmers facing a catastrophic threat to wheat crops.