Japanese researchers build robot with most humanlike muscle-skeleton structure yet (w/ video)
New system developed to test and evaluate high-energy laser weapons
Technologies for using laser energy to destroy threats at a distance have been in development for many years. Today, these technologies -- known as directed energy weapons -- are maturing to the point of ...
Foundation readies $25 computer to seed tech talents
New LED packaging technology improves performance
Earth-directed coronal mass ejection from the sun
(Phys.org) —On March 15, 2013, at 2:54 a.m. EDT, the sun erupted with an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection (CME), a solar phenomenon that can send billions of tons of solar particles into space and can ...
Squink personal factory aims to make circuit prototyping easy
Battery embedded in circuit board demonstrated at Tokyo exhibition
Scientists develop new materials for board-level photonics
Today at the Photonics West conference, Dow Corning and IBM scientists unveiled a major step in photonics, using a new type of polymer material to transmit light instead of electrical signals within supercomputers ...
The reason we lose at games
If you have ever wondered why you never seem to win at skill-based games such as poker or chess, there might be a very good reason. Writing in PNAS, a University of Manchester physicist has discovered that some games are si ...
Car-hacking researchers hope to wake up auto industry
Computer geeks already knew it was possible to hack into a car's computerized systems and potentially alter some electronic control functions.
Researchers developing 3D printer, 'bio-ink' to create human organs (w/ video)
Experts agree that rising Chinese labor costs and improving U.S. technology will gradually cause significant manufacturing activity to return to the United States. When it does, a new interdisciplinary manufacturing venture ...
How to get ants to solve a chess problem
Take a set of chess pieces and throw them all away except for one knight. Place the knight on any one of the 64 squares of a chess board.
Electromagnetic Pulse Cannon Has The Attention Of The USAF (w/ Video)
Flexible electronics could transform the way we make and use electronic devices
(Phys.org) —Nearly everyone knows what the inside of a computer or a mobile phone looks like: A stiff circuit board, usually green, crammed with chips, resistors, capacitors and sockets, interconnected ...