Emerging technologies may fuel revolutionary horizontal space launcher
(PhysOrg.com) -- As NASA studies possibilities for the next launcher to the stars, a team of engineers from Kennedy Space Center and several other field centers are looking for a system that turns a host of ...
Laser, electric fields combined for new 'lab-on-chip' technologies
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers are developing new technologies that combine a laser and electric fields to manipulate fluids and tiny particles such as bacteria, viruses and DNA for a range of potential applications, ...
Taekwondo simulator may kick it to UK athletes ahead of Olympics
'Connected' cars would aim to keep drivers in the loop
While Google's self-driving car is getting heaps of attention, a lesser-known effort that would employ cutting-edge technologies to make regular automobiles safer is fast gaining traction.
Japan's robo-astronaut takes 'one small step...'
A pint-sized android has uttered the first robotic words in space, showcasing Japan's drive to combine cutting-edge technology with cuteness.
Kitchen drawers, nano-capsules scoop invention awards
The inventors of products ranging from kitchen drawers that close silently to hi-tech cancer-killing nano capsules were among those honoured at the European Inventor Awards on Tuesday.
Muscle power: Bats power take-off using recycled energy
Bats are uniquely able to stretch and store energy in their bicep and tricep tendons during take-off and climbing flight, giving them an extra power boost. A new study on fruitbats, to be presented at the ...
Synchrotron-based imaging techniques identify previously unseen anatomy preserved in fossils
(Phys.org)—Scientists at The University of Manchester have used synchrotron-based imaging techniques to identify previously unseen anatomy preserved in fossils.
Scientists identify molecular basis for DNA breakage
Scientists from the Hebrew University have identified the molecular basis for DNA breakage, a hallmark of cancer cells. The findings of this research have just been published in the journal Molecular Cell.
Samsung Intros Industry’s First Higher-performing 20nm-class NAND Flash Memory
Samsung Electronics announced the industry's first production of 20 nanometer class NAND chips for use in Secure Digital (SD) memory cards and embedded memory solutions. Based on this cutting-edge technology, ...
Useful, useless and unusual at US gadget show
Cutting-edge technology grabbed the headlines at the premier US gadget show here but the showrooms also featured products better described as useful, useless and downright unusual.
Researchers are using new technologies to combat invasive species
A new research paper by a team of researchers from the University of Notre Dame's Environmental Change Initiative (ECI) demonstrates how two cutting-edge technologies can provide a sensitive and real-time solution to screening ...
Google launches online 'Cultural Institute' chronicling 20th century
Google on Wednesday launched its online "Cultural Institute", a digital visual archive of landmark 20th century events and personalities, created in cooperation with 17 museums and institutes from across ...
Researchers develop paper-thin device to test cholesterol levels
(PhysOrg.com) -- Paper-thin sensors that use the latest technology in miniaturization and printing could revolutionize the way point of care testing is carried out for cholesterol and lead to further applications ...