Philosophy often appears abstract and other-worldly, particularly when compared to the practical technology in our everyday lives. But there is much that technology can learn from philosophy, and vice versa.
Imagine digital cameras or smartphones without the bulky lenses or eyeglasses with lenses that are paper thin.
Loughborough University engineering experts have developed a simple prototype wooden press to make biomass briquettes - and help empower disadvantaged women in India.
When it comes to determining the causes negatively affecting the biodiversity of our ecosystems, a new interdisciplinary study at Western is putting numbers behind the devastation. And it's not good.
Scientists gave up Friday trying to contact robot lab Philae, stubbornly silent on the surface of a comet streaking through space—closing a captivating chapter in an historic quest.
Cornell researchers have discovered a gene in Drosophila (fruit flies) that predicts whether an individual fly will be susceptible or resistant to bacterial infection.
The rapid pace of artificial intelligence (AI) has raised fears about whether robots could act unethically or soon choose to harm humans. Some are calling for bans on robotics research; others are calling for more research ...
Twelve years ago, the European Space Agency (ESA) launched a spacecraft with a very precious cargo—a robot laboratory designed to land on a comet and photograph, prod and sniff its surface.
When it comes to early diagnosis of Lyme disease, the insidious tick-borne illness that afflicts about 300,000 Americans annually, finding the proverbial needle in the haystack might be a far easier challenge—until now, ...
One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity, which described how gravity warps and distorts space-time.