Britain's Environmental Agency is taking a keen interest in housing technology that embraces flooding rather than fights it.
A new three-year study shows students learn mathematics faster and more effectively when their real desktops are more like multi-user virtual desktops.
Or maybe an aerial drone. The LA Auto Show's annual Design Challenge suggests the patrol car of the future is optionally manned, self-driving, and armed with autonomous robots.
How do we know the sun is moving into the most active part of its 11-year cycle? For starters, we can plainly see it.
A mixture of plain water, nanoparticles, and sunlight can convert water into steam without ever even bringing it to a boil
Kappa And b could be a super-Jupiter, or it could be a brown dwarf--the exoplanet orbiting a nearby star is so big scientists aren't quite sure what to call it.
The problem with the backseat--really with the whole rear of the car--is that it’s in your way when you’re trying to reverse. So researchers at Keio University in Japan have applied optical camouflage technology to automobiles, making the back seat appear transparent so the driver can see straight through it when backing up.
When Hurricane Sandy struck New York City a few weeks ago, seven of the 14 under-river subway tunnels flooded as a result of the storm surge, halting operation of some subway lines for more than a week. One possible future safeguard for this kind of disaster: huge, inflatable tunnel plugs.
The threat of autonomous killer robots is very real and we have to stop them before it's too late. Such is the theme of many a sci-fi film, but it’s now also the official position of Human Rights Watch, which today published a 50-page report titled “Losing Humanity” that calls for an international treaty banning fully autonomous weapons technology from the battlefield. That makes perfect sense, though HRW is taking a rather straightforward stance toward technology and terminology that is anything but.
It’s tough to hit a moving rocket with a moving rocket. Here’s how Israel’s new domestic missile defense system is doing it with unprecedented accuracy.
Envisat captures a beautiful palette (and not much else) in North Africa's 'Mountains of Hunger.'
The quantum internet is coming, and this is how we're going to get there.
Soft robotic fingers, robots that can open doors, and a robotic sea turtle--iRobot's R&D guys stopped by to show us their latest projects yesterday, and we're passing the awesomeness on to you.
Consumer-grade multi-material printers could hit the market in the next decade. Here's why that matters.
When every police-citizen interaction is recorded, maybe we'll be nicer to each other.