Two fossil discoveries from the East African Rift reveal new information about the evolution of primates.
A dramatic new image of cosmic clouds in the constellation of Orion reveals what seems to be a fiery ribbon in the sky.
New hardware could lead to wireless devices that identify and exploit unused transmission frequencies, using radio spectrum much more efficiently.
Scientists have finally recovered stem cells from cloned human embryos, a longstanding goal that could lead to new treatments for such illnesses as Parkinson's disease and diabetes.
A new study found no evidence of groundwater contamination from shale gas production in Arkansas.
Yaroslav Urzhumov, from Duke Univ., and a team used a 3D printer to make an invisibility cloak.
Scientists have discovered ancient pockets of water, which have been isolated deep underground for billions of years and contain abundant chemicals known to support life.
Scientists have developed a new valve— made from Zirconia— used to restore vocal function for patients with throat cancer. It lasts eight times longer than silicone valves.
A new design tool interprets hand gestures, enabling designers and artists to create and modify three-dimensional shapes using only their hands as a "natural user interface" instead of keyboard and mouse.
Carbon aerogels can absorb organic solvents and oils up to 106 to 312 times its own weight because of its high porosity and hydrophobility. This makes it an ideal candidate for cleaning up oil spills.
Scientists have reported the development of an “exceptionally” effective new retardant that works in two ways and appears to be safer and more environmentally friendly.
Announcements at Google's sixth annual conference for software developers included new features for online games, maps and search, a new music-streaming service and enhancements to its Google Plus social network, including tools for sharing and enhancing photos.
Engineers have combined layers of flexible materials into pressure sensors to create a wearable heart monitor thinner than a dollar bill.
Researchers have found that the key to purple bacteria’s light-harvesting prowess lies in highly symmetrical molecules.