Imagine using DNA to store knowledge--not just genetic knowledge, but also information about culture and technology. Now, scientists have found that it may be possible to use DNA to store large amounts of information in a compact manner.
Listening to music can be both relaxing and fun. Yet did you know it may cause you to forget names?
Are you a naturally sweet soprano or a bit more of a an alto? If you haven't had much singing practice, chances are, you might not be sure which one fits you. And if you've been called "tone deaf" based on any karaoke experiences, you might have given up on a music career, altogether.
If you're constantly checking Facebook to see who liked your status update or new picture, you could be dealing with a bit of low self-esteem.
Time keeping may be getting a bit more precise. Researchers have found that two cryogenically cooled optical lattice clocks can be synchronized to a tremendous one part in 2.0 x 10-18, which means that they would only go out of sync by a second in 16 billion years.
Harvesting sunlight is a trick that plants have mastered. Now, scientists have created a system that also uses sunlight. The technique has the ability to use bacterial to convert solar energy to liquid fuel.
Imagine if your touchscreen could touch you back. Scientists have taken a closer look at bringing texture to touchscreens and have found that under circumstances, people can feel "virtual bumps."
Imagine a robot that can zoom through the water with ultra-fast propulsion and acceleration. That's just what scientists have developed, creating a new machine that moves through the water like an octopus.
Holographic video may not be a thing of the future. It could be happening right now. Holographic video displays, featuring 3D images, are about to get larger and become a lot more affordable at the same time, thanks to scientists.
Scientists may have created a new class of materials that could remove greenhouse gas from power-plant emissions. The new materials could be huge in terms of carbon capture and sequestration.
There may be a new technique to enhance graphene. Scientists have found that a winding thread of odd rings at the border of two sheets of graphene has qualities that could be valuable to manufacturers.