The honeybee is well known for its keen sense of smell, and now researchers are trying to make use of that ability by training them to find explosives. This research is an effort to track down and destroy unexploded landmines in Croatia left over from the Yugoslav Wars that took place the early 1990s.
A 19-year-old teenager from Romania just invented a new technology that would make self-driving car technology a lot less expensive and easier to implement. From his research, Ionut Budisteanu won first place for using artificial intelligence to create a low-cost, self-driving car at the 2013 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
An 18 year old named Eesha Khare has invented a device that can be fully charged in 20 to 30 seconds, which also lasts longer than normal batteries. She did this for an international science fair and took home a $50,000 prize.
A construction company in need of crushed rock saw it fit to destroy one of Belize's largest pyramids for a road-building project.
Researchers at Northwestern University have discovered a way to extract gold that uses cornstarch instead of a conventional, cyanide-based method.
Scientists have performed DNA analysis on the bones of 6th century victims of a plague to determine the exact nature of the pandemic.
Two robots have been created in Japan, one of a woman who can tell you how your breath smells and the other of a dog that tells you how your feet smell. Hilarity and weirdness ensues.
Scientists from the University of Exeter and Shell have found a way to make bacteria produce diesel on demand.
‘Mantis’ is a six-legged, ride-able robot that looks like a huge metallic spider and weights as much as a hippo. Its inventor spent 4 years of his life and hundreds of thousands of pounds for its construction, and as he says, he did it just for fun.
A team of researchers have successfully managed to transform cellulose into starch, opening up a potential world of new food sources
A newly developed “nanosponge” has the ability to soak up toxins released by bacterial infections and venom from the bloodstream
After successfully bioengineering hearts and livers, scientists have now managed to engineer kidneys, growing them from donor cells. The kidneys appear to be functioning as they should.
New research shows that how we perceive or expect food to taste largely influences how we actually experience the flavor when we eat it.
By implanting part of the brain with pacemaker electrodes, scientists have been able to rapidly and dramatically improve the condition of patients suffering from major depression.
Much of our preoccupation with robots relates to their menacing army pack animals that can run as fast as cheetahs or perform precision air strikes from remote controlled drones, but there are also some really interesting stuff being done to aquatic robots.
A new species of fish has been discovered in the depths of the Antarctic ocean, which exhibits unique characteristics no seen in any other vertebrate.
Scientists have demonstrated that living cells can be influenced and made to move towards sources of light, a discovery with many medical applications.
In a scientific first, it has been proven that the mind is capable enough to control it's own body temperature consciously, through the practice of certain types of meditation.
A chemical found in red meat has been discovered which contributes to atherosclerosis, the hardening and clogging of arteries.
A small asian fish has managed to swim across the pacific ocean in a baitbox. The fish drifted by boat across the ocean after the 2011 tsunami