Researchers have made a glassful of jet fuel by combining carbon dioxide and water in a reactor powered by concentrated sunlight.
Yes. We've all seen them--at least, one of the 2,400 species in this insect's order. They're praying mantises, and they certainly aren't known for their style, until now. Thanks to Jenny Read of the Institute of Neuroscience at Newcastle University, you can spot the world's smallest pair of 3-D spec...
As Twitter continues to be steadily used by journalists and businesses around the world, a futuristic system could make the social media tool even more popular. Known as 'Sensabubble,' we could one day be able to see and smell our twitter notifications.
After using it to develop a computer chip, flash memory device and photographic sensor, EPFL scientists have once again tapped into the electronic potential of molybdenite (MoS2) by creating diodes that can emit light or absorb it to produce electricity.
Scientists from EPFL and KIT have achieved data transmissions on a terabit scale with a single laser light frequency using miniaturized optical frequency combs. The findings open the way for using this system in future high-speed communication systems.
Scientists have developed a new version of "spaser" technology that could result in mobile phones that are so small, efficient and flexible, that they could be printed on your clothing.
Today in Japan, President Obama got a firsthand look at Honda's Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility (ASIMO) robot. The 14-year-old robot has incredible mobility and was designed to provide help to people who are in of need assistance daily.
Quantum computers have the potential to revolutionize the way computations are performed. Now, scientists may be one step closer to creating such a computer; they've demonstrated a new level of reliability in a five-qubit array.
Thanks to a "bionic eye," 55-year-old Roger Pontz is seeing again. The Reed City, Mich., resident had lost most of his vision as a teenager to retinitis pigmentosa. This group of inherited diseases that refer to retinal degeneration cause a gradual decline in the photoreceptor cells responsible for ...
Scientists have made a breakthrough when it comes to UV lamps. They've created a solid-state lamp that emits high-energy ultraviolet (UV) light at the shortest wavelengths ever recorded for such a device.
The mantis shrimp is one of the most unusual and strongest sea creatures in the ocean. Now, though, scientists have been inspired by the mantis shrimp and have developed a design structure for composite materials that is more impact resistant and tougher than the standard used in airplanes.
Meet Uli Kilian, a 2011 Guinness World Record holder who solved 100 Rubik's cubes during the London marathon. Now, meet Kilian's LEGO Technic's robot that's controlled by an online software program and designed to play Jurassic Park Builder virtually around the clock.