In a recently published Nature paper, ETH scientists presented the first artificial enzyme that readily competes with its natural counterparts in terms of catalytic throughput.
RoboRoach gives you the opportunity to control cockroaches in your home. But just how ethical is it?
Scientists have made a huge step toward creating more efficient and capable supercomputers. They've designed a new type of transistor that mimics the behavior of a synapse in a human brain.
Swisscom is building a "Swiss Cloud" that could loosen the grip of U.S. technology giants and attract foreign companies looking for a way to shield sensitive data from the prying eyes of foreign intelligence services.
Plans for a hypersonic spy plane that could fly at Mach 6, twice as fast as its famed SR-71 Blackbird, and said a missile demonstrating the new technology could fly as early as 2018.
Graphene is considered the jack-of-all-trades of materials science: The two-dimensional honeycomb-shaped lattice made up of carbon atoms is stronger than steel and exhibits extremely high charge carrier mobilities. It is also transparent, lightweight and flexible. No wonder that there are plenty of ...
Robots are gaining steam in the world of biology. They're showing researchers exactly how they can influence species to perform different behaviors. Now, scientists have discovered that a robotic fish can be used to understand and influence the complex swimming behaviors of schooling fish.
Researchers at Columbia Engineering, led by Chemical Engineering Professors Venkat Venkatasubramanian and Sanat Kumar, have developed a new approach to designing novel nanostructured materials through an inverse design framework using genetic algorithms.
These days, everyone is actively on their smartphones and tablets checking the news, calling family, etc. With all the gadgets and gizmos, a new report by the IMS Institute for Healthcare informatics shows that despite all the applications that often come with these devices, many health officials fo...
If integrated into adaptive cruise-control systems, a new algorithm could mitigate the type of freeway backup that seems to occur for no reason.
Facebook knows you are going to break up before you do
Terahertz radiation sources are becoming more and more important in the technological world. They can be used for diagnostic imaging, analyzing unknown substances and ultrafast communication. Now, scientists have set a new world record by creating the most powerful terahertz quantum cascade laser ye...