An advanced process based on osmosis will soon make it possible to economically produce electricity from waste heat as low as 30 degrees celsius, as emitted by installations like waste incinerators, refineries, or data centers.
Fire ants may be pests, but they also can be useful to scientists. Researchers are examining how these insects move in order to create search-and-rescue robots that could help trapped victims underground.
NASA is onboard for creating a 3D printer--for food. What sort of food will it print, you ask? Apparently the first item on the menu is pizza.
We may be one step closer to creating foldable computers that could potentially fit in a pocket. Researchers have used graphene-based ink to inkjet-print graphene patterns that could eventually be used to create extremely detailed, conductive electrodes.
A team of bioengineers at the University of California, Davis have developed a new waterproof fabric that sucks sweat and remains completely dry. This fabric is the latest application of microfluid technology.
A European team of researchers is exploring new ways of using fibre-optic technology to deliver ultra-high-speed internet access to even the remotest locations in Europe, at less cost and with less impact on the environment.
Scientists developed a new, lower dose X-ray method that works completely different than classical X-ray radiographs that provide information about absorptive structures such as bones. Conversely, the new method is based on diffraction and can image soft tissues in 3D and high resolution.
Australian scientists have produced the largest flexible, plastic solar cells of the Southern continent – ten times the size of what they were previously able to – thanks to a new solar cell printer that has been installed at CSIRO.
The massively multiplayer game EVE Online is special in many ways -- it is possibly one of the biggest social experiments ever, and it is live and growing. The epic online universe is running persistently since exactly 10 years this month, which means that player characters "born" at the launch day ...
Have you ever had trouble with math? Apparently, you just need to shock your brain. Scientists have revealed that a harmless form of brain stimulation can actually improve a person's ability to perform calculations.
It's definitely spring. Leaves are unfurling, birds are singing and chemists have created stunning, self-assembling flowers in a beaker.
The US Ballistic Missile Defense system had another successful test this week, with a next-generation Standard Missile-3 Block IB fired from the missile cruiser USS Lake Erie destroying a complex, separating short-range ballistic missile target with a sophisticated separating mock warhead.