We always look at those who run the fastest to be the big winners in marathons, but in the case of the recent London marathon the real winner was Claire Lomas. She took 17 days to complete the marathon thanks to the ReWalker exoskeleton that allowed the beautiful paraplegic to compete in the first place.
Sometimes in the next 18 months, Intel will power the world's most powerful supercomputer. Consisted out of approximately 100,000 Ivy Bridge-EP based Xeon E5's and 100,000 Xeon Phi boards (Knights Landing), the Chinese supercomputer should be the world's most powerful, reaching no less than 100 PFLOPS of compute power.
If there is one technology with the potential to make radical changes to our society it would have to be 3D printing, and nowhere will we see a more apparent effect of this change than in the drug manufacturing business.
Scientists have developed a robotic arm that can be fully controlled by the mind, with research showing promising results for a woman paralysed from the neck down.
Mitsubishi has become the latest company to develop a robot that can resist toxic radiation levels, making it useful for cleaning up the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which was damaged in the disastrous earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011.
An infographic detailing the locations and ages of the world's oldest trees has surfaced on the web, demonstrating how ancient parts of our world really are.
A wandering robot that was powered by the waves of the sea called a ‘Wave Glider’ recently completed a nine thousand mile journey, arriving safely in Australia. The robot was one of four that were set off just over a year ago in San Francisco, California in an effort to study ocean data.
In a case of real life copying fiction, a plane outbound from Cairo, Egypt was forced to make an emergency landing because a snake was loose in the cabin.
Every material has a theoretical limit to it's load bearing capacity. Now, scientists have determined what that limit is for Lego, and by extension, how tall a Lego tower could be
It’s official now – Boeing and the US Air Force have successfully demonstrated a working electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) device over a military compound in the Utah desert. A spokesperson for Boeing stated, "Today we turned science fiction into science fact.”
The military is looking into a new next-gen technology that could see a soldier's fatigues be able to automatically turn into a protective shell if chemical or biological weapons are detected.
The study of stem cells has been making incredible leaps when doctors realized that other cells could be manipulated into becoming stem cells. Now scientists have found another way to turn a patient’s own blood vessel lining-derived cells into usable, personalized stem cells.
The first ever hyperspectral images of Earth's auroras, bizarre and beautiful lights in the sky, have been captured with a new purpose-built camera.
Scientists have known about the shape of DNA molecules for several decades, but for the first time, a photograph of the molecule has been taken, spiral and all.
North Korea's central news agency has reported that archaeologists have found a mythical unicorn lair belonging to an ancient King.
NASA’s previous suggestion that the Mars rover had found something on the planet’s surface is now being debunked.
Canadian neuroscientist Chris Eliasmith with the University of Waterloo has successfully created a functioning large-scale model of a brain.
A UK company has invented a new jet-like engine that runs like a jet engine through the atmosphere and a rocket engine in space. The company, Reaction Engines Ltd., said that its new ‘Sabre' engine means the end of old fashioned jet travel and rocket delivery.
Developers are saying they have invented a self-filling water bottle that should be on the market in about 2 years. The bottle is capable of pulling water vapor directly from the air and based in part by studying the desert dwelling Namid Beetle.
In an effort to combat prescription pill overdose or missed doses, a team of medical professionals have come up with a small microchip that will be added to medication. The chip then transmits to a Bluetooth device when swallowed.