X-energy, a startup operating in stealth since 2009, was the recipient of a $40 million grant from the Department of Energy last month.
The company is specializing in a blood test that can detect cancer in patients years before it...
In a letter to Chris Urmson—the director of Google, Inc.’s Self-Driving Car Project—the National...
After more than half a decade of speculation, fabrication, modeling and testing, an international team of researchers led by Drexel University’s Yury Gogotsi, Ph.D. , and Patrice Simon, Ph.D., of Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, France, have confirmed that their process for making carbon films and micro-supercapacitors will allow microchips and their power sources to become one and the same.
Researchers have developed a new, more computationally efficient way to process data from GPS to enhance location accuracy from the meter-level down to a few centimeters. The optimization will be used in the development of autonomous vehicles, improved aviation and naval navigation systems, and precision technologies. It will also enable users to access centimeter-level accuracy location data through their mobile phones...
Rechargeable lithium metal batteries have been known for four decades to offer energy storage capabilities far superior to today’s workhorse lithium-ion technology that powers our smartphones and laptops. But these batteries are not in common use today because, when recharged, they spontaneously grow treelike bumps called dendrites on the surface of the negative electrode.
Have you ever noticed that, when heated, a film of oil in a pan doesn’t remain completely flat? Instead, it forms a wavy pattern that resembles the exterior of an orange. These sorts of deformations inspired a group of researchers at the Technical University of Darmstadt, in Germany, to explore whether they could be used to improve and streamline microfabrication processes.
Preserved in 100-million-year-old amber, the confrontational interaction between extinct ant species indicates that advanced sociality in arthropods was present tens of millions of years earlier than previously thought.
Physicists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a nanolaser, a thousand times thinner than a human hair. Thanks to an ingenious process, the nanowire lasers grow right on a silicon chip, making it possible to produce high-performance photonic components cost-effectively.
Palmer Luckey doesn't just want to sell a bunch of virtual reality headsets. He wants buyers to use them every day.
While the east coast is slumbering, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will launch a new observatory into space, which is primed to study black holes and galaxy clusters.
When you're on the go and your smartphone battery is low, in the not-so-distant future you could charge it simply by plugging it into your shoe. An innovative energy harvesting and storage technology could reduce our reliance on the batteries in our mobile devices, ensuring we have power for our devices no matter where we are.
The device analyzes a gas mixture using semiconductor sensors.
The fixed division of labor between crested penguin parents increases their chicks' vulnerability to food shortages made ever more common by climate change. The parents have been unable to adapt their habits to the challenges of increasingly frequent years of limited food supply and, as a result, will become further threatened by extinction.
Cotton candy machines may hold the key for making life-sized artificial livers, kidneys, bones and other essential organs.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court issued a temporary freeze on the plan’s implementation after a 5-4 majority vote.
Scientists are analyzing a small blue object that plummeted from the sky and killed a man in southern India, after authorities said it was a meteorite.