Could robots develop a sense of touch? Researchers have designed a new "smart skin" that has the potential to give robots a more adaptive sense of touch, provide better security for handwritten signatures and offer new ways for humans to interact with electronic devices.
Governments asking search engine giant Google to censor content online has increased over the last six months with 6,109 more requests, with democratic countries like the United States and Brazil leading the way.
Resistive memory cells (ReRAM), atomic scale elements with a huge potential to further accelerate microchips, were surprisngly found to have even greater potential than previously known. They are not purely passive components like current memory cells but must be regarded as tiny batteries, research...
There's a new way to reenergize the solar and wind energy industry. Researchers have created a low-cost, long-life battery that could enable renewable forms of energy to become major suppliers to the electrical grid.
Fibers are usually tough or strong; they normally can't be both. Now, engineers have developed a structural nanofiber that is both tough and strong.
If you've ever watched "The Jetsons" and dreamed of flying over everyone, scientists may not be able to get you into space just yet (unless you're an astronaut) but with the help of R&D engineers, the concept behind a hover car isn't too far off, according to a recent report.
It seems like NASA's rovers have something in common with Seth from the movie, Superbad: They like drawing pictures of penises. Unlike Seth, though, the rovers have taken their particular phallic sketch out of this world--all the way to Mars.
NASA has launched three smartphones into orbit as a part of its low-budget, experimental satellite program that uses off-the-shelf components.
Researchers have designed Flipperbot, a robot that has the ability to scuttle across the sand like a real baby sea turtle. They hope the robot can allow them to better preserve declining species of sea turtles.
A new phenomenon was discovered by chance when experimenting with growing nanowires of a compound semiconductor on top of a sheet of graphene. The team of University of Illinois engineers that conducted the experiments were surprised to find the very useful trait that the self-assembled wires formed...
President Obama announced Monday at the White House Science Fair that the Corporation for National and Community Services (CNCS) will launch a new STEM AmeriCorps initiative to spur student interest in science, technology, engineering and math education.