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.
A telescope designed to send images of the Earth and space taken from the Moon over the Internet was unveiled on May 25 at the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Vancouver, Canada.
In a move that could open up a world of innovation, scientists have discovered how to turn liquid cement into a liquid metal and, in doing so, open it up to use in consumer electronics for everything from thin films and protective coatings to computer chips.
Smartphones may soon be capable of running on-the-spot tests for environmental toxins, medical diagnostics, food safety and more, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois.
Completing the second leg of its record-breaking transcontinental journey, the Solar Impulse airplane landed safely in Dallas, Texas Thursday, setting a new distance record for solar-powered fligh
Rice flour, rice wine and rice milk are all common interpretations of the staple grain, but a Vietnamese chemist has developed a novel use for rice plant won't fill bellies, but just might save lives.
Kaiba Gionfriddo, a 20-month-old boy, has become the first person in the world to receive an airway splint made using a 3-D printer. The boy had a collapsed bronchus that was disrupting the airflow to his lungs, making him unable to breathe.