A new kind of extremely useful micro-device, a so called “piezo-MEMS” -- standing for piezoelectric microelectromechanical system -- is able to convert ambient vibrations directly into electrical energy and will come to market this year.
Researchers are now referring to this phenomenon as a "contextual search."
Duke University engineers demonstrated the first working invisibility cloak in complex laboratory experiments seven years ago -- and now they manufactured this interesting item using a simple plastics 3D-printer.
Created by Swiss inventors Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, solar-powered plane Solar Impulse landed in Phoenix Saturday after completing the first leg of its trip across the United States.
The experimental unmanned X-51 aircraft, equipped with a scramjet engine that operates at hypersonic speeds, reached the intended goals of the program on its fourth and final test flight on May 1. Developed for the U.S. Air Force, it has flown at a speed of Mach 5.1 for 240 seconds in a test off Cal...
According to the Georgia tech researchers, the meteor was so strong that its explosive entry into the atmosphere was detected nearly 6000 miles away in Lilburn, Georgia.
Simple consumer-grade 3D printers seem to become increasingly ubiquitous, signified by Staples.com's announcement that they will start selling the entry-level model 'The Cube', made by 3D-printing heavy-weight 3D Systems. It will hit many retailer brick-and-mortar stores by June.
Synthetic biology, an area of research focused on the design and construction of new biological parts and devices, or the re-design of existing biological systems, is an emerging field and the focus of labs and companies around the world. The number of private and public entities conducting research...
Seahorses and robots have something in common--at least where engineers at the University of California are concerned. They're hoping that the sea creature's long, flexible tail will allow them to design a similar robotic arm equipped with muscles made out of polymer.
Since the popular networking site hit the web in 2004, more than a billion active Facebook accounts continue to be used worldwide-and bring new users, still, with younger generations, and older alike, jumping on the social bandwagon. However, some people do not use it for various reasons, and whethe...
A new material made of graphene could, in theory, be "painted" onto outside walls to absorb solar energy and power the homes of the future.