Sometimes being soft is an advantage.
Harvard has a world-class trove of valuable astronomical data. But it's in the form of half a million glass photographic plates
The next generation of artificial limbs-fused directly to human bone and commanded by the brain-promises effortless, natural motion. It can't come soon enough for the newest group of prosthetics wearers: U.S. soldiers
Within 10 years, infantry soldiers will go into battle with autonomous robots close behind them. One day, they'll be fighting side-by-side
When David Hanson set out to build a robotic head, he saw no reason not to make it look just like a human. Then he stumbled into the Uncanny Valley.
Flesh and titanium merge via a design inspired by deer antlers.
What if insects just couldn't climb into your house?
Coming to German sewer pipes this summer: Robotic snake inspectors.
Robotic skins could have a place in space (and on stuffed animals).
In 2010, OxyContin introduced a new formula that drug abusers can't crush to a powder to snort or inject. This is how it works, chemically, and whether it actually deters abuse.
First stop: Flat-pack pasta.
Just another interesting bee-havior.
A new way of structuring fats could be the key
The world's oldest lizard-like reptile, with roots dating back to the Triassic period, has been found breeding again for the first time in 200 years
Preserve like an Egyptian
Not that we're hurt, or anything.
The first invisibility cloak that works on visible objects
And get your own, via Kickstarter.