06 November 2013, 02:10 PM ET
A group of researchers at Cornell University teaching a robot how to properly and safely handle a variety of objects, from sharp knives to egg cartons, based on human feedback in a grocery-store scenario.
06 November 2013, 01:53 PM ET
Researchers are training a cashier robot how to safely handle knives, tomatoes, egg cartons and other common items in a grocery store checkout.
06 November 2013, 01:42 PM ET
New calculations surprisingly revealed that all cloaking techniques available today actually scatter more light than uncloaked objects, essentially rendering objects more visible, not less — if one looked at visibility over all wavelengths.
06 November 2013, 01:13 PM ET
Recreating delicate fossils and fractured rocks with 3D printing could revolutionize geologic research and teaching, according to the technology's early adopters.
06 November 2013, 10:01 AM ET
UK-based Lick Me I’m Delicious, has developed the first-ever ice cream with bioluminescence.
06 November 2013, 07:38 AM ET
The liver's ability to naturally regenerate makes it an ideal match for bioprinting — the field of using 3D-printing technology to print living cells layer by layer with computer-guided precision.
05 November 2013, 03:13 PM ET
A new hypersonic spy plane, capable of flying up to six times faster than the speed of sound, is being developed by aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Corp., according to company officials.
05 November 2013, 02:06 PM ET
A massive fireball roared through a Montreal neighborhood, sparking worldwide interest after a dramatic amateur video of the event went viral. But what exactly was it? An arc flash, caused by an arcing fault.
05 November 2013, 12:55 PM ET
Critics of military drones say firing weapons from behind a computer screen, while safely sitting thousands of miles away, could desensitize pilots to the act of killing. What separates this, they argue, from a battlefield video game?
05 November 2013, 11:52 AM ET
Teaching a robot to walk – even poorly – requires huge investment into computational resources. How is it that even the simplest animals are able to achieve far more sophisticated feats of manoeuvrability?
04 November 2013, 12:22 PM ET
This thermal image sequence of the lava lake in Halema'uma'u Crater condenses about 12 minutes of motion (which is then repeated three times), showing how the slightly cooler layer of crust constantly cracks and reforms into new patters.
04 November 2013, 12:04 PM ET
Google paid tribute to an Indian math prodigy who amazingly could multiply two 13-digit numbers in her head in 28 seconds. Shakuntala Devi was nicknamed the "human computer" and today would have been her 84th birthday.
03 November 2013, 09:24 PM ET
Unveiled for the first time last week at the Association of the United States Army expo, the tiny drone is one a soldier can carry and operate as easily as he would a radio.
01 November 2013, 08:09 PM ET
Studies show that jurors can be unduly influenced by these images and videos.
01 November 2013, 07:15 PM ET
A company specializing in aerial filmography using radio-controlled planes wants to force the agency’s hand on fines constraining for-profit drone use.
01 November 2013, 05:54 PM ET
A GMO is an organism that has had its DNA altered or modified in some way through genetic engineering.
01 November 2013, 03:55 PM ET
A self-described "biohacker" had a big electronic chip — almost as big as a deck of cards — inserted beneath the skin of his arm. Without a doctor's help. And without anesthetics.
01 November 2013, 03:16 PM ET
You've probably heard of 3D printing—but now there's 4D printing, making materials that can change shape over time. The U.S. Army has invested $855,000 in three universities to develop the technique.
01 November 2013, 11:09 AM ET
A new brain-machine interface could replace human administration of anesthetics to patients in a medically induced coma. The machine monitors a patient's brain activity and automatically delivers just the right amount of anesthetic to keep the patient un
31 October 2013, 03:52 PM ET
A new documentary that investigates the impact of U.S. drone strikes premiered this week in New York City.
31 October 2013, 02:46 PM ET
Using lasers, scientists can now surgically blast holes thinner than a human hair in the heads of fruit flies, allowing them to gaze at how the rodents' brains worked while still alive.
31 October 2013, 09:19 AM ET
The majority of registered blind people have some residual ability to perceive light and motion. But assistive technologies for the visually impaired have been limited. Now, researchers from Oxford University in England are developing a set of sophisticat
30 October 2013, 05:36 PM ET
Crooks are smart about installing ATM skimmers to steal your card data. But you can still protect yourself. Here’s how to tell whether an ATMs has any illicit add-ons.
30 October 2013, 12:00 PM ET
Using advanced computer modeling techniques, researchers digitally reconstructed the movements of the Argentinosaurus dinosaur, enabling them to recreate how it walked and ran for the first time.
30 October 2013, 11:22 AM ET
An up-close portrait of a corkscrew-shaped plankton, a peek into a painted turtle's eye and magnified view of a marine worm are among this year's winners of Nikon's Small World contest, which honors all things microscopic.
30 October 2013, 11:03 AM ET
For more than three decades, camera-making company Nikon has held a photo contest to honor all things microscopic. From an image of a turtle eye to a portrait of a chameleon embryo, here are the winning images from the 2013 Small World competition.
30 October 2013, 10:28 AM ET
Do these look like tentacles? Synthetic biology works with unnatural molecules and compounds to make tools familiar to natural biology.
30 October 2013, 01:46 AM ET
Serpentine electronics could improve performance of cars and planes.
30 October 2013, 01:02 AM ET
It's simple to slay energy vampires, saving you money throughout the year.
29 October 2013, 04:17 PM ET
Did a cyberattack shut down a major road system in Israel last month? The Associated Press says it did, but security experts who spoke to Tom's Guide weren't so sure.
29 October 2013, 02:16 PM ET
It remains difficult to be certain of the exact amount of academic research sitting behind paywalls, but the toll-access model still dominates.
29 October 2013, 07:58 AM ET
Inspired by a hometown link to the Nike Missiles, one man hopes to preserve a visual record of the launch sites before they vanish.