Engineers have taken a closer look at an emerging family of solar-absorbing materials. Now, they've found that these new materials could pave the way for cheaper and more efficient solar panels and LEDs.
These days, technology is helping to bring a whole new view into the world of medical science. Researchers at the Cohen Veterans Center worked to assess eye movement in veterans of the long Middle East conflicts, many of whom had suffered from traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
How do spiders spin incredibly long and strong fibers just a few nanometers thick? It may have to do with electric charge.
Everyone likes to take a selfie now and then, but some are taking it to the next level.
Mobile apps have proven essentially successful tools in the world of medical science. However, many laboratory instructors are limited to using their mobile devices alone for a virtual laboratory experience or simulated experiment.
Millions of genetically modified insects could be released in the Florida Keys if the UK biotech firm Oxitec's proposal is approved. The firm has proposed the release of genetically modified mosquitoes to help with current mosquito control efforts.
The future of agriculture may be all about drones. Unmanned aerial vehicles could greatly help farmers with precision agriculture in the future.
Scientists have identified materials that could improve biofuel and petroleum processing. They've used one of the largest supercomputers in the world to make a discovery that could be huge for the fuel industry.
Most people know how to boil eggs, but did you know there's now a way to unboil them?
Scientists are learning a bit more about Greenland's ice sheet with the help of some new technology. They've used ice-penetrating radar data collected by NASA's Operation IceBridge to build the first ever comprehensive map of layers deep inside the Greenland Ice Sheet.
Sounds waves passing through the air are considered "elastic waves." They travel at the surface or through a material without causing any permanent changes to the material's makeup. Now, though, scientists have developed a material that has the ability to control these waves.
Indium tin oxide is one of the most widely used materials for touchscreens, plasma displays and flexible electronics. But its rising price has forced the electronics industry to search for alternatives. Now, scientists may have discovered one alternative that could have some major potential.