An asteroid named Apophis is heading toward Earth with a reported estimated collision of 2036. Life's Little Mysteries answers the question: How scared should we be?
Robots that evolved from crawling babies into upright adults could help pave the way for better bots.
While they won't do the work for you, they can simplify (and add a little fun to) New Year's resolutions.
A new breed of fitness apparel equipped with flexible sensors and microchips for measuring heartrate and blood pressure and overall physical health could be less than two years away.
New hi-tech glasses that track your gaze and display information about what you’re looking at could make a simple stroll down the street much more interesting.
Certain types of snow just don't make good snowballs. Life's Little Mysteries explains which snow is best.
Roasted chestnuts are a Christmas staple, but how did they become so? Life's Little Mysteries investigates the holiday nut's origins.
researchers used robots to add this missing sensory input, and they’ve found it allows monkeys move a cursor across a screen more quickly and accurately.
U.S. Army soldiers in Afghanistan are testing out a “smart” rifle that uses computer-chip-embedded rounds that can detonate behind walls.
A color-changing patch modeled after the iridescent wings of butterflies could give soldiers a heads-up on the severity of injuries sustained on the battlefield.
A new holographic technology being developed at the University of Arizona could eventually let us interact with lifelike images of friends living across the globe.
A new advance in brain-machine interfaces could enable scientists to one day decode what a person is thinking simply by monitoring brain cell activity.
A seemingly simple task for humans—picking up objects of various shapes —can be quite complex for robots. A new shape-shifting technology could soon change that.
A new way to make thin, flexible sheets of light-emitting electronics could lead to better medical implants.
Wind turbines could be responsible for more than churning out electricity. They could be changing local weather.
Search clicks could predict box office hits (or misses), music and video purchases, and other consumer activity, a new study finds.
Researchers plan to give amputees the ability to move their prosthetic legs, arms and hands in more natural ways with fiber optics.
A new type of artificial skin with a sense of touch that rivals the human variety could lead to next-generation robotic and prosthetic devices.
The hair on our heads keeps us warm and the hair in our noses keeps out dust. But what's up with the hair on our knuckles?