Texting while driving is obviously dangerous, whether you're using a smartphone or Google Glass. Yet surprisingly, scientists have found that texting Glass users outperformed smartphone users when it came to regaining control of their vehicles after a traffic accident.
With its multiple tentacles and quick movements, the octopus appears like it could be alive--but it's not. The octopus is actually a robot that scientists have been working on for the past few years.
There may be a way to help people regain more function in their hands after surgery: mechanization. Engineers have developed and successfully demonstrated the value of a simple pulley mechanism that can actually improve hand function.
Power disasters may be taken care of by robots in the not so distant future, according to researchers at Michigan Technological University. Findings were presented via "Autonomous Power Distribution System," at the 19th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, show that w...
We may just be changing our brains by multitasking with electronic devices. Scientists have found that simultaneously using mobile phones, laptops and other media devices could actually be altering the structure of our brains.
In the early morning hours of March 4, 2002, military officers in Afghanastan radioed a Chinook helicopter heading for the snowcapped peak of Takur Ghar. Unfortunately, the helicopter crash-landed after not receiving a key message; now, scientists have found that the reason for the missed message ma...
It turns out that food collected around the site of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown may be negatively impacting butterflies. Scientists have found that pale blue grass butterflies that were fed from regions around the disaster site had higher rates of death and disease.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is continuing to improve by leaps and bounds. Now, scientists have turned their efforts to creating an AI program that can learn to solve problems in many different areas. How does it manage this feat? It mimics certain aspects of how a child learns.
Imagine cables strong enough and light enough to haul an "elevator" into space. Scientists may have just taken a step closer to doing just that. For the first time, they've discovered how to produce ultra-thin "diamond nanothreads."
Scientists are constantly taking inspiration from animals in order to create new materials. Now, they've managed to create a new adhesive inspired by the sticky proteins that mussels and barnacles excrete to allow them to cling to a hard surface--even underwater.
Imagine being in space. Now, imagine that instead of a bulky spacesuit, you can put on a skintight, stretchy garment lined with tiny, musclelike coils.