A collaborative effort between Japan Robotech, Kokushikan University, and the Waseda University Faculty of Science and Engineering demonstrates to us how a simple smartphone-based “wheeled” robot could conquer any kind of terrain.
A new method for measuring the spin of supermassive black holes could help astronomers better understand how the black holes drive the growth of galaxies.
A new material with the same thermal conductivity as diamond has been discovered, and may revolutionize passive cooling in electronics.
A new ceramic coating around nuclear fuel rods may prevent the chemical reaction that caused a build-up of hydrogen in the Fukushima nuclear reactor and later led to an explosion and spreading of nuclear material.
A new digital tooth being developed in Taiwan allows your doctor to spy on you. An onboard sensor will transmit whether you eat, drink or smoke.
A Martian mystery may have been solved after energy beams were used to prove that the age of a Martian meteorites is actually 4 billion years younger than previously assumed.
The Blackbody force is a newly discovered force that attracts atoms and molecules to hot, opaque objects emitting blackbody radiation. Under certain circumstances, the new force is stronger than gravity.
Scientists have managed to find a way to activate head regeneration in a species of flatworm that usually has no regenerative abilities.
A new “interplanetary precision laser” is being developed which increases the range of lasers so they theoretically could reach Mars and beyond.
The electron microscope has revolutionized the way we observe the very smallest parts of our observable universe. They’ve gotten very good over the years, but now they’ve gotten about as good as they can get.
In an obvious attempt to create the T-1000 from Terminator 2, scientists have managed to shape liquid metal into various structures.
A process called CO2 fertilization has helped arid regions around the world grow more green foliage over the past three decades.
A strange glow is emanating from behind a waterfall in New York. It’s origin? An eternal flame fueled by natural gas.
Archeologists have discovered that agriculture, one of the key building blocks in human civilization, began in several different places during the same time period.
Tomorrow, when Lone Signal starts beaming data into space, the first thing to go where no data has gone before will be an animated GIF.
NASA has discovered 26 black holes in the Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest galaxy to our own Milky Way.
A computational geneticist has teamed up with an artist to give us an inkling into how humans might look in 100,000 years, suggesting bizarrely large heads and eyes will be the norm.
Catherine La Farge from the University of Alberta has been studying the exposed ground left behind from receding glaciers. She is the curator of the Cryptogamic Herbarium and has overturned the long held belief that any plants emerging from under a glacier will be long since dead. Previously, it was assumed that any new plant