The first-ever soft landing of a robotic probe the surface of a comet has just been named the top scientific breakthrough of 2014 by the journal Science.
A meteorite that crashed down in California's gold country is showing off treasures of a different sort: small diamonds that could tell scientists more about the insides of asteroids.
The U.S. military wants to develop flying aircraft carriers to transport drones in and out of surveillance zones.
From their ability to fly to their strange use of stones to break down food, here are six fun facts about turkeys.
The top-secret nature of the X-37B missions has sparked a number of conspiracy theories. Here are some ideas about the X-37B's purpose.
A new toolkit could help veteran and beginner roboticists design, create and assemble a variety of soft-bodied bots.
In the search for life beyond Earth, astronomers should look for signs of pollution in the atmospheres of alien planets outside the Earth's solar system, a new study says.
Sailing the soupy atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's largest natural satellite, an interplanetary balloon could one day release a small drone to explore the moon's swamp-like surface.
Ultra-strong spider silk, one of the toughest known natural fibers, could one day protect soldiers on the battlefield from bullets and other threats, one company says.
The largest warship ever constructed for the United Kingdom's Royal Navy will receive Queen Elizabeth's name in a special ceremony on July 4 that will include the monarch's participation.
The U.S. military's "skin biosensor" project aims to keep track of what is flowing in the sweat of soldiers, in order to monitor their health and improve their performance.
Assembling a future robot could be as simple as heating it up. Two new studies demonstrate how 3D-printed robots could fold into shape and assemble themselves after being exposed to heat.
The flight habits of birds, bats and insects could inspire new designs of flying robots, say scientists who are using nature as a guide for developing innovative drone technologies.
Jupiter's Great Red Spot — the most powerful storm in the solar system — is at its smallest observed size yet, and scientists aren't sure why.