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.
Researchers are developing a new technique to aim a high-energy laser beam into the clouds in order to make it rain or trigger lightning.
Facebook, the social networking service that launched in February 2004, has dramatically changed the way many of us communicate and share information. The site makes it easy to post pictures, play games, talk to friends, join groups and the list goes on. Of course, we can also tell Facebook how we'r...
Just as Google Glass goes on sale for one-day, April 15, a recent study suggests that the device could aid Parkinson's patients with mobility issues and monitoring their symptoms.
If you’re struggling to understand the deluge of information about the Heartbleed vulnerability, you’re not alone. Some reports tell us to change all our online passwords immediately, others warn us that this could do more harm than good. There is a lot of misinformation out there.
Team vHAB — including two graduate students in bioengineering, an undergraduate in bioengineering, and an undergraduate in neurobiology and behavior — created six games for stroke therapy patients.
Researchers at UC San Francisco are hoping to better understand the brain with the help of online games.
As previous studies have shown that playing violent video games can foster aggressive behaviors, a recent study suggests that it's simply the frustration responsible for experiencing failure during the game--not the game's violence.