ITRI’s Fluid-Driven Emergency Lighting Technology is the world’s first ergonomics-oriented hydroelectric fire-fighting technology. It uses the existing water supply on the fire site to produce electricity.
Before embarking on a transcontinental journey, jet airplanes fill up with tens of thousands of...
A drop of water self-heals a multiphase polymer derived from the genetic code of squid ring...
The octopus is a fascinating creature. It’s perhaps one of the most alien-looking lifeforms that calls the Earth home. They can flush their skin a variety of colors, and contort their bodies to fit through holes as small as one inch in diameter. It’s that latter flexibility that’s made the octopus a model for soft robots.
There’s a slew of methods companies, research institutions, and governments are using to counter the proliferation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft made headlines in November when it launched 329,839 ft into the sky and flawlessly landed right-side up on Texan ground. Over the weekend, Blue Origin took New Shepard for another successful spin, demonstrating the spacecraft’s reusability.
Around 85 million years ago, North America was halved by 1,000 mi of ocean, which connected the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Sea. The continent was divided into two landmasses: Laramidia and Appalachia. Appalachia stretched from around Alabama up into Canada.
A team of scientists has developed soft robotic grippers that improve the ability to collect delicate underwater specimens.
The quadcopter whines in midair, situated inside a room. A jutting obstacle blocks its path to the room’s other side, only allowing a slim margin for the quadcopter to pass through. But the drone looks too big. It hovers near a wall before the tight gap, and flips on its top, rolling along the wall until it passes to the other side.
The ocean can be a desolate place. If equipment breaks or spare parts are needed, there’s not exactly a Home Depot or a Lowe’s in the neighborhood.
Each day, humanity inches closer to the vision of the future presented by “The Jetsons.” Okay, maybe not exactly that cartoon future, but something resembling it.
Previous studies have suggested the fear of snakes started when mammals developed perceptive abilities capable of focusing on threatening things. Regardless of whether one’s fear approaches phobia—ophidiophobia—or just a passing revulsion, it may be an echo of an ancient mammalian fear pre-wired into the brain.
Google posted a video on Tuesday December 7 touting a new name and mission for the conglomerate’s life sciences division.
Body sensors, which were once restricted to doctors’ offices, have come a long way. They now allow any wearer to easily track heart rate, steps and sleep cycles around the clock. Soon, they could become even more versatile, with the help of chewing gum. Scientists report in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces a unique sensing device made of gum and carbon nanotubes that can move with your most bendable parts and track your breathing.
A solar cell is basically a semiconductor, which converts sunlight into electricity, sandwiched between metal contacts that carry the electrical current. But this widely used design has a flaw: The critical but shiny metal on top of the cell reflects sunlight away from the semiconductor where electricity is produced, reducing the cell's efficiency.
Using technology invented at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, doctors may one day be able to monitor patients’ vital signs by having them swallow an ingestible electronic device that measures heart rate and breathing rate from within the gastrointestinal tract.
When it comes to needles and drawing blood, most patients agree that bigger is not better. But in the first study of its kind, Rice Univ. bioengineers have found results from a single drop of blood are highly variable, and as many as six to nine drops must be combined to achieve consistent results.
Researchers at the Univ. of California, Riverside have found parts produced by some commercial 3-D printers are toxic to certain fish embryos. Their results have raised questions about how to dispose of parts and waste materials from 3-D printers.