A team of researchers has identified a number of areas of improvement in a national database of forensic ballistics evidence used to link guns to violent crimes.
As one part of the federal government looks to remove restrictions on making phone calls from...
A collaboration of scientists has introduced a precision instrument that can determine the water...
Bioengineers have developed a hydrogel scaffold for craniofacial bone tissue regeneration that...
Four nuclear power plants, sources of low-emissions electricity, have announced closings this year. If plants continue to shut down instead of extending operations the nation risks losing 60 percent of its clean electricity starting in 2030, according to a new report.
New technology out of MIT allows for highly accurate, 3D motion tracking. The new system, dubbed “WiTrack”, uses radio signals to track a person through walls and obstructions, pinpointing 3D location to within 10 to 20 centimeters — about the width of an adult hand.
Researchers are developing a family of generators that provide power by harnessing the triboelectric effect.
Using the microphones and speakers that come standard in many of today's laptop computers and mobile devices, hackers can secretly transmit and receive data using high-frequency audio signals that are mostly inaudible to human ears, a new study shows.
Figuring that if some is good, more must be better, researchers have been trying to pack more graphene, a supermaterial, into structural composites. Collaborative research by materials engineers discovered that, in this case, less is more.
When Europe's Rosetta probe gets roused from its deep space slumber next month, scientists are hoping it will wake up fit and ready for the final stage of its daring mission to land a spacecraft on a comet.
A Dutch luxury bus company is testing technology that monitors whether a driver is becoming drowsy.
As a new year approaches, the Univ. of Notre Dame has released its annual list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology for 2014. From cyborgs to bitcoins, the aim of the list is to have scientists and laypeople consider the implications of new technologies.
Companies— including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo— are becoming more aggressive in their attempts to counter any perception that they voluntarily give the government access to users' email and other sensitive information.
A new computational model, developed by neuroscientists, explains how the brain maintains the balance between plasticity and stability, and how it can learn very similar tasks without interference between them.
Heating a sheet of plastic may not bring it to life– but it sure looks like it does in new experiments. And, materials that can change their shape based on environmental conditions are useful for optics, three-dimensional biological scaffolds and the controlled encapsulation and release of drugs.
Germany's express delivery and mail company Deutsche Post DHL is testing a drone that could be used to deliver urgently needed goods to hard-to-reach places.
Europe's top regulator says he has asked Google not to discriminate against companies that don't want it to use their content in Google's specialized search results, such as price comparison for plane tickets or reviews of restaurants.
The head of the organization leading the mission to destroy Syria's chemical weapons says there may be delays in transporting the chemicals out of the war-torn country.
After decades of silence, producers across the $217-billion wine industry are finally beginning to talk about the problem and ways to combat it.
Researchers have updated an extensive toxicology database so that it can be used to track information about therapeutic drugs and their unintentional toxic effects.
A new algorithm has the power to profoundly change the way we find photos among the billions on social media sites such as Facebook and Flickr.
BP's strategy after the Deepwater Horizon tragedy: go deeper. BP is leading an industry-wide push to develop technology that can retrieve oil from formations that are so deep under the sea floor, and under such high pressure and temperature, that conventional equipment would melt or be crushed by the conditions.
Human beings don’t come with power sockets, but a growing numbers of us have medical implants that run off electricity. Now, a group researchers is developing a safe, noninvasive and efficient means of wireless power transmission through body tissue.
X-rays cannot image the body’s soft tissues except with the use of contrast-enhancing agents that must be swallowed or injected. A new approach can change that, enabling the most detailed images ever— including clear views of soft tissue without any need for contrast agents.
The effort to get high-speed broadband in every school is getting a boost from the philanthropy of two technology gurus— Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates.
German police say they have arrested two people and seized illegally generated bitcoins worth more than 700,000 euros ($950,000) in an investigation of computer fraud.
The revelation that a New York City commuter train derailed while barreling around a sharp curve at nearly three times the speed limit is fueling questions about whether automated crash-avoidance technology could have prevented the carnage.
The engineering feat that enables a device to jolt a dangerously misbehaving heart back to its normal rhythm and save millions of lives is featured in a new video.
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