Imagine sitting down to dinner with a group of friends, when a laser tickles the water molecules inside your ear. "Hello!" you hear.
Technological breakthroughs and information about big ideas, innovations and the inventors that make progress possible.
Unlike chocolate chip cookies or tomato soup, the invention of bread can't be pinned down to a single person or people; instead, it evolved to its present state over the course of millennia.
Cloaking technologies could become a reality with a specially designed material that can mask itself from other forms of light when it is hit with a "beam of invisibility."
Smartphone cameras can help detect moving objects even if they are hidden around corners, according to a new study.
Rubber electronics and sensors that operate normally even when stretched to up to 50 percent of their length could work as artificial skin on robots, according to a new study.
Take a seat on a new "Magic Bench" designed by Disney Research, and interact with animated characters — no special glasses or headsets required.
Scientists have developed a new method that can stamp things with "atomic fingerprints" to keep phony products at bay.
Whether they're swooping in to deliver packages or spotting victims in disaster zones, swarms of flying robots could have a range of important applications in the future.
A tiny, paper-thin camera that has no lens could turn conventional photography on its head, according to new research.
Unusual structures on moth eyes that help the insects see at night have inspired a new anti-reflection film for electronic devices.
A new wireless power system could help people avoid the inevitable jumbled mess of tangled cords and offer a more efficient way to charge electric vehicles on the go.
With just a can of spray paint, researchers can turn flat surfaces of any shape or size into touchpads.
A robot with elaborate, 3D-printed legs is able to walk across different types of surfaces, including sand and pebbles.
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