Obesity in America has become a severe public health crisis. Estimates show that more than one-third of U.S. adults are obese, costing $147 billion annually in medical costs for related health issues.
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.