Thomas Nescher has developed a system that enables real, free walking in virtual environments. This means that plans for buildings or production lines can – quite literally – be put through their paces in advance.
Fabricating functional nano-devices is an ultimate goal of nanotechnology. Atomic-scale modification and sculpting of materials can enable nano-machines with wide-varying application potential in biological (medical) and chemical (trace sensing) uses.
Robocoin said on Tuesday that later this month it will install the first automated teller machines in the United States that let users buy and sell bitcoin, the latest step into the mainstream for the digital currency.
Inspired by this jet black fish, researchers at the Northwestern University developed an agile fish robot to help in undersea operations like examining debris of sunken ships, studying fragile coral reefs and repairing damaged deep-sea oil rigs.
IBM announced that it has achieved a new technological advancement that will help improve Internet speeds to 200 - 400 Gigabits per second (Gb/s) at extremely low power.
In biology, a protein's shape is key to understanding how it causes disease or toxicity. Researchers who use X-rays to take snapshots of proteins need a billion copies of the same protein stacked and packed into a neat crystal. Now, scientists using exceptionally bright and fast X-rays can take a pi...
Inspired by the structure of a pomegranate, a team of international experts has created a new battery electrode that solves the existing drawbacks of lithium-ion batteries.
The defunct Russian satellite Kosmos-1220 satellite, is expected to crash back to the Earth at high speeds, posing a real threat to the densely populated locations.
MIT spinout Sanergy is impacting the entire 'sanitation value chain' - from franchised toilets to waste collection and conversion - in Nairobi's Mukuru slum.
The latest generation in surgical microscopes enables a surgeon to directly observe cell and microvasculature structures. This device developed by the EPFL spin-off Samantree makes it possible, for example, to ensure that all cancer cells have been removed during the extraction of a tumor.
Drawing inspiration from termites, a team of scientists has developed an autonomous robotic construction crew 'TERMES' that functions without communication and supervision.
Scientists from Rice University in Houston, Texas, US, and the University of Bremen's Center for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM) in Germany, have combined cutting-edge experimental techniques with computer simulations to find a new way of predicting how water dissolves crystalline structures.