07 August 2014, 02:01 PM ET
IBM's latest brainlike computer chip may not be "smarter than a fifth-grader," but it can simulate millions of the brain's neurons and perform complex tasks using very little energy.
07 August 2014, 10:24 AM ET
Nature often builds 3D structures from flat materials. Researcher Samuel Felton and colleagues created a self-folding robot – which stands, crawls and turns – by placing hinges in shape-memory polymer which contracts at 100°C.
07 August 2014, 10:06 AM ET
A portable retina scanner small enough to fit in a purse could one day be used to combat identity theft and strengthen personal security.
06 August 2014, 10:15 AM ET
From driving cars to caring for the elderly, many of the tasks humans perform today will soon be taken over by robots and other forms of artificial intelligence, experts say. But a new report finds that people disagree about whether that future will be an
06 August 2014, 08:15 AM ET
In 2012, filmmaker James Cameron made a dangerous dive to the deepest pit in the ocean. But with the release of a new movie about his journey, perhaps Cameron's most challenging quest yet is getting the public interested in ocean exploration.
05 August 2014, 03:27 PM ET
A Canadian project centered around a hitchhiking robot aims to explore the state of artificial intelligence and the culture of human kindness.
05 August 2014, 02:55 PM ET
A hitchhiking robot, named hitchBOT, is making his way across Canada, relying on the kindness of strangers to give him a ride. Among other things, the project is designed to investigate how humans interact with artificial intelligence technology.
05 August 2014, 12:51 PM ET
From corneas to nasal cells, biology is evocative art.
05 August 2014, 09:09 AM ET
A new technology that harnesses the power of ocean currents could provide a clean and limitless form of renewable energy, some scientists say.
05 August 2014, 09:07 AM ET
A group of scientists and engineers wants to build giant, underwater turbines, which they think could provide a source of limitless clean energy.
04 August 2014, 04:43 PM ET
Wearable technology has tremendous potential, well beyond its current applications.
04 August 2014, 12:31 PM ET
Japan's military could be extending its reach into space, with the country planning to develop a new force by 2019 to monitor the growing amount of space junk in orbit.
04 August 2014, 09:14 AM ET
A giant but delicate electromagnet has finally moved into its new home in Illinois, a year after completing a cautious voyage from New York over land and sea.
04 August 2014, 09:00 AM ET
New research on the behavior of flames in orbit could have benefits closer to home. In fact, this fiery research could lead to more-efficient car engines that contribute less pollution to the environment.
04 August 2014, 03:29 AM ET
Kids who limit their video-game time to an hour or less daily may be better adjusted psychologically than those who play games more, or less, a new study finds.
01 August 2014, 11:36 PM ET
Syntactic foams are key to the stealth profile of the U.S.S. Zumwalt.
01 August 2014, 05:51 PM ET
The U.S. Army received its first newly upgraded Chinook helicopter this week, according to aerospace giant Boeing.
01 August 2014, 01:56 PM ET
A new robotic device could make simple, everyday tasks — such as peeling a banana or unscrewing the cap from a water bottle — even easier.
01 August 2014, 01:38 PM ET
Some video gamers hear sound effects like screams and explosions long after they have stopped playing, a new study finds.
31 July 2014, 04:33 PM ET
A company that makes tethered blimps for the military is now developing them for commercial uses, from surveillance of bridges and roadways to assistance after natural disasters.
31 July 2014, 04:01 PM ET
The Withings Smart Body Analyzer is a smart scale that not only measures weight, but also calculates your body mass index (BMI) and fat mass, and registers heart rate and indoor air quality.
31 July 2014, 02:03 PM ET
Two teams, working years apart, merged their creations to develop a framework used to grow replacement cartilage — a 3-D fabric scaffold, integrated with a pliable hydrogel and then infiltrated with stem cells.
31 July 2014, 01:08 PM ET
The new online production, Plum Landing, teaches kids core science concepts and gets them exploring their worlds through online webisodes, games, an app, videos and hands-on activities.
31 July 2014, 12:11 PM ET
Starting in January 2015, the United Kingdom will allow driverless cars on public roads, U.K. government officials said.
31 July 2014, 11:01 AM ET
An English plumber welded an enormous fart machine, drove it to the White Cliffs of Dover and blasted it at France. Colin Furze has a reputation for constructing eccentric creations, including the world's fastest baby stroller last year.
30 July 2014, 08:07 PM ET
The breakdown of an initial ceasefire between Israeli forces and Hamas last weekend played out to a familiar soundtrack: air-raid sirens and the menacing hiss of incoming rocket fire, followed in many cases by Iron Dome missiles intercepting their targets
30 July 2014, 07:42 PM ET
With fracking chemicals kept secret, first responders are left in the dark.
30 July 2014, 11:27 AM ET
Improving the design of the world's tiniest drones could start with taking a closer look at one of nature's smallest and most efficient flyers, the hummingbird.
30 July 2014, 10:01 AM ET
The popular dating site OKCupid detailed the results of three experiments in which it meddled with its users' online matches.
29 July 2014, 04:22 PM ET
Can Google predict the future of financial markets? New research suggests that Google Trends, which tracks search terms over time, can be used to forecast changes in stock prices.
29 July 2014, 02:48 PM ET
The ocean energy startup Crowd Energy wants to crowd fund undersea turbines that could supplement or replace fossil fuels-fired power plants.
29 July 2014, 01:06 PM ET
The Museum of Science Fiction, in Washington, D.C., launched its first online gallery, a collection of artwork from the archives of Omni Magazine, a science and sci-fi magazine published from 1978 to 1995.