Determined to create robots that can run, scientists have turned toward an animal for a source of inspiration. They've taken a closer look at running birds in order to examine the physics behind how these feathered creatures sprint so quickly.
Can you imagine flying through space with a laser-powered rocket? It seems like something more about of science fiction than reality, right? Yet a new method for improving the thrust generated by laser-propulsion systems could bring laser-powered rockets closer to reality.
How does a robot make a decision? It's all based on its programming, but understanding what goes into this decision-making process is important for future system designs.
Texting may actually help combat Malaria, according to recent findings published in the journal PLOS ONE. Researchers found that a mosquito-borne illnesses that's caused by a parasite and has killed more than 600,000 people, 91 percent in Africa, could be reduced by texting reminders regarding medic...
Imagine a car that can transport you where you need to go-without an actual driver. Does it seem like something out of science fiction? It's more of a reality in Singapore.
There's been a lot of debate over video games in the past. Yet it seems as if there is, at least, one benefit when it comes to playing action video games; it turns out that these games can bolster sensorimotor skills.
Scientists may have may found a safer and less invasive way to address epilepsy with a new robot.
Scientists may have managed to create the world's thinnest electric generator.
Scientists may have found a way to make electric vehicles lighter, more powerful and more efficient. They've used 3D printing and novel semiconductors to create a power inverter that may change the future for electric vehicles.
Sidewinder snakes have the amazing ability to quickly climb sandy slopes in the desert. Now, scientists have taken a closer look at this ability and have created a snake-like robot to test ideas spawned by observing real snakes.
The Xbox One and the PS4 took the world by storm when they first came out in 2013. Now, one year later, industry experts have taken a look back at the two gaming consoles.