Imagine you are an astronaut on the ISS and a fleck of dust gets in your eye. How do you wash it...
Around 80 percent of home computer users who admit they don’t take measures to protect their...
The complexity of biology can befuddle even the most sophisticated light microscopes. Biological samples bend light in unpredictable ways, returning difficult-to-interpret information to the microscope and distorting the resulting image. New imaging technology rapidly corrects for these distortions and sharpens high-resolution images over large volumes of tissue.
Researchers have developed a glass fabric-based thermoelectric generator that is extremely light and flexible and produces electricity from the heat of the human body.
A different kind of jet-lag mobile app, released by mathematicians, reveals previously unknown shortcuts that can help travelers snap their internal clocks to new time zones as efficiently as possible.
Cell phone scrap can contain precious metals, such as gold and copper. Now, researchers have developed a biological filter, made of mushroom mycelium mats, enabling recovery of as much as 80 percent of the gold in electronic scrap.
Passwords, credit cards and other sensitive data are at risk after security researchers discovered a problem with an encryption technology used to securely transmit email, e-commerce transactions, social networking posts and other Web traffic. Security experts say the threat, known as Heartbleed, is serious, partly because it remained undiscovered for more than two years.
Researchers have developed a simple approach to applying a coating of thin, flat nanoplatelets— using a common spray gun— that spontaneously self-assemble into “nanowalls.” The nanowalls act as rigid barriers that prevent oxygen gas from reaching the surface of objects prone to corrosion.
A team of researchers has transformed Google Glass into a powerful, wearable medical testing laboratory. They developed an application that reads dozens of different types of diagnostic tests for malaria, prostate cancer and HIV, to name a few.
According to EU guidelines, the new compound R1234yf should, in the future, be used as the refrigerant in air-conditioning systems for automobiles. But the compound is inflammable, and chemists have shown that combustion of the cooling agent leads to the formation of the highly toxic carbonyl fluoride.
Our fascination with mummies never gets old. Now, a museum is using the latest technology to unwrap their ancient mysteries. Scientists have used CT scans and sophisticated imaging software to go beneath the bandages.
British-American physicist Stuart Parkin has won the $1.3 million Millennium Technology Prize for discoveries leading to a thousand-fold increase in digital data storage on magnetic disks.
Hillary Rodham Clinton says that if Silicon Valley executives want to persuade Congress to let them hire more high-skilled professionals from abroad, they will have a better case if they also fund college-based training programs for U.S. workers.
Researchers have developed the first wearable patch that can monitor your health, store and transmit data and deliver drugs when needed. Such a device has instant applications for those suffering from diabetes or heart diseases.
Smaller power grids would reduce the likelihood of severe outages, such as the 2003 Northeast blackout that cut power to 50 million people in the U.S. and Canada for up to two days, according to researchers.
Neutron diffraction data collected on a single-crystal diffraction instrument has confirmed that a dazzling piece of gold, weighing 217.78 grams, is— in fact— the world’s largest single-crystal specimen.
Three years ago, doctors reported that zapping a paralyzed man's spinal cord with electricity allowed him to stand and move his legs. Now, they've done the same with three other patients, suggesting their original success was no fluke.
A bioengineer won a contest to develop a 21st century chemistry set. His version, based on a toy music box, is small, robust, programmable and costs five dollars.
In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem cells. While only a handful of patients have received the British lab-made organs so far, researchers hope they will soon be able to transplant more types of body parts into patients, including what would be the world's first nose made partly from stem cells.
Chemists have set nanotubes into graphene in a way that not only mimics how steel rebar is used in concrete but also preserves and even improves the electrical and mechanical qualities of both.
Cybersecurity researchers have developed a new security system that continuously monitors how a user taps and swipes a mobile device. If the movements don’t match the owner’s tendencies, the system recognizes the differences and can be programmed to lock the device.
Engineers have developed what could be the next big thing in interactive gaming: handheld game controllers that measure the player's physiology and alter the gameplay to make it more engaging.
Underwater sounds detected by a ship searching the southern Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet are consistent with the pings from aircraft black boxes, an Australian official says, dubbing it "a most promising lead" in the hunt for the vanished plane.
Navy researchers have demonstrated novel technologies, developed for the recovery of carbon dioxide and hydrogen from seawater and conversion to a liquid hydrocarbon fuel, by fueling a radio-controlled replica of the historic WWII P-51 Mustang red-tail aircraft.
A combined computational and experimental study of self-assembled silver-based structures known as superlattices has revealed an unusual and unexpected behavior: arrays of gear-like molecular-scale machines that rotate in unison when pressure is applied to them.
The high-tech home monitoring device company Nest Labs is disabling a feature on its smoke alarms because of the risk that owners could unintentionally turn off the device with the wave of a hand.
Engineers have demonstrated thin, soft stick-on patches that stretch and move with the skin and incorporate commercial, off-the-shelf chip-based electronics for sophisticated wireless health monitoring.
- Page 1