Swiss researchers created this fish-like airship that uses artificial muscles made from electroactive polymers (EAPs) to propel itself forward.
Humans process the day while they snooze, aiding memory. Perhaps robots could do the same, a researcher suggests.
Artificial DNA with encoded information can be added to the genome of common bacteria, thus preserving the data.
The IntelliDrug device would be implanted in the mouth of a patient, where it could provide regular, measured doses of medication.
The US Army is working on a modified 7.5 million candlepower strobe light in hopes of creating a beam that would stun the human nervous system.
Forget those cumbersome chair/desk/computer combos. This setup combines it all onto one comfortable device.
The world's smallest and thinnest RFID tags, like electronic barcodes, were introduced Tuesday by Hitachi.
A robotic ankle exoskeleton developed at the University of Michigan helps people regain limb function; it is controlled by the wearer's own nervous system.
A public iris scanning device has been proposed in a patent. The device can work without the knowledge of the person being scanned.
A moth can smell a mate 7 miles way. Scientists now say they've derived a new algorithm that uses a similar strategy.
Behrokh Khoshnevis (USC Engineering) has been perfecting his contour crafting device, which squirts semi-liquid construction materials to form walls and domed ceilings.
Researchers announce a new passive RFID technology that uses ink instead of metals; the tattoos can be colored or invisible. They might help identify friend vs. foe.
Digital billboards are starting to sprout along highways near you. Some are visible for more than 2 miles. Expect distracting ads to include animations.
An edgily-named coffee company based in San Francisco, opened for business yesterday with its own special brew of super-caffeinated coffee.
The modified skin cells added to cultured skin substitutes might fight potentially lethal infections in patients with severe burns.
Sweet wheat is a hybridized variety of wheat with twice the sugar of its ancestor. It's expected to hit stores two to three years.
A remarkable micromotor will allow tiny robots to swim like an E. coli bacterium, which uses its flagella to move around.
Sawfish is a real-life robotic underwater lumberjack; it swims down to harvest trees that are now underwater due to flooding to create reservoirs.
Rity, a software robot (or "sobot"), can transfer itself from one computer to another to serve his masters.
The robot has a built-in camera to broadcast images of real fish back to the operators of the device. Zoologists will use RoboSalmon to monitor various fish species in their natural habitat.
The research prototype is a piece of smart furniture that would allow people to use their actual wardrobe as a starting point in online shopping.