Researchers at the Israel Institute of Technology have recently confirmed the biological purpose of the wiring of the human eye. From a practical standpoint, many scientists have noted how it doesn't quite make the most sense. In vertebrates, the photoreceptors are located behind the eye-resulting i...
To say it's cold in the U.S. would be the understatement of the year. Fortunately, there are a few devices to help you out. For this week's Geek Gadgets, we've listed some of the top devices to keep you warm and cozy even when winter is in full swing.
A state-of-the-art optical atomic clock has officially begun to tick. Developed by scientists and the first of its kind in Poland, the clock is just one of a handful of this caliber in the world.
Officials of the social network announced on Wednesday that in the next few months, a post that indicates suicidal or harmful thoughts can be flagged by friends or loved ones if they think the user is in danger. At this time, Facebook will be alerted.
Could a human head transplant be possible in the near future?
A certain mollusk may have inspired some new materials. Scientists have identified two optical structures within the blue-rayed limpet's shell that gives it its blue-striped appearance that could be used in bio-inspired materials.
Robotic hands may not just be for Luke Skywalker anymore. Three Austrian men have become the first in the world to undergo a new technique called "bionic reconstruction," which enables them to use a robotic prosthetic hand controlled by their minds.
Extracts from seeds of the Moringa oleifera tree can actually be used for water purification. Now, though, researchers have found more uses for these seeds: the separation of different materials.
Scientists have created a new method for mapping the depths of the ocean. The new automated technique is not only more cost efficient, but is also quicker and more objective than previous methods.
Move over, spider silk. There's a new natural material that's the strongest on Earth. Scientists have found that sea snail teeth may be the strongest natural material known to man.
Could virtual reality be an effective treatment for older individuals dealing with anxiety?