It turns out that food collected around the site of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown may be negatively impacting butterflies. Scientists have found that pale blue grass butterflies that were fed from regions around the disaster site had higher rates of death and disease.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is continuing to improve by leaps and bounds. Now, scientists have turned their efforts to creating an AI program that can learn to solve problems in many different areas. How does it manage this feat? It mimics certain aspects of how a child learns.
Imagine cables strong enough and light enough to haul an "elevator" into space. Scientists may have just taken a step closer to doing just that. For the first time, they've discovered how to produce ultra-thin "diamond nanothreads."
Scientists are constantly taking inspiration from animals in order to create new materials. Now, they've managed to create a new adhesive inspired by the sticky proteins that mussels and barnacles excrete to allow them to cling to a hard surface--even underwater.
Imagine being in space. Now, imagine that instead of a bulky spacesuit, you can put on a skintight, stretchy garment lined with tiny, musclelike coils.
Scientists have found that the precision with which people make decisions can actually be predicted by measuring their pupil size before they're presented with any information about the decision.
Scientists continue to search for ways to collect power for sustainable energy. Now, they've created a chin strap that can actually harvest energy from the jaw movements associated with chewing, which may just be able to power small devices in the future.
Researchers have unveiled a range of different flying robots that could be used to go into areas where it's unsafe for people to venture.
You may have heard of swarming bees, but have you heard of swarming robots? Scientists have created a new type of tiny, autonomous robot that, in large numbers, can replicate the behavior of swarming bees.
A team of researchers has developed a novel inexpensive wastewater treatment system for rural areas.
A Chinese construction firm based in Shanghai has taken 3D printing one step further. They've created a printer that can actually construct houses.
Science may be improving your wine in the future. Researchers have created a new device, a nanosensor, which can mimic what happens in your mouth when you drink wine, measuring how you experience the sensation of dryness.