PBS stares back at 1.8-gigapixel ARGUS drone imaging system
DARPA sets aside $7 million for 'Avatar' robot pals in battle
Insect cyborgs may become first responders, search and monitor hazardous environs
(PhysOrg.com) -- Research conducted at the University of Michigan College of Engineering may lead to the use of insects to monitor hazardous situations before sending in humans.
DARPA releases video of HTV-2 hypersonic glider flight
An unmanned glider streaks over the Pacific Ocean at 20 times the speed of sound in a video released Thursday by a U.S. defense research agency experimenting with technology that could give the military the ...
World's Largest Tornado Experiment Heads for Great Plains (w/Videos)
The largest and most ambitious tornado study in history will begin next week, as dozens of scientists deploy radars and other ground-based instruments across the Great Plains to gain a better understanding ...
New device based on fly's freakishly acute hearing may find applications in futuristic hearing aids
Even within a phylum so full of mean little creatures, the yellow-colored Ormia ochracea fly is distinguished among other arthropods for its cruelty—at least to crickets. Native to the southeastern U.S. ...
Pentagon scientists show off life-size Atlas robot
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a first-hand look at a life-size robot that resembles Hollywood's "Terminator," the latest experiment by the Pentagon's hi-tech researchers.
GreenDataNet looking to use retired car batteries to power data centers
Materials database proves its mettle with new discoveries
Trying to find new materials, to improve the performance of anything from microchips to car bodies, has always been a process of trial and error. MIT materials scientist Gerbrand Ceder likens it to setting ...
Valkyrie steps forth as DARPA robotics contender
Boston Dynamics: Atlas shows balance; WildCat sprints untethered (w/ Video)
Butterfly wings inspire new technologies: from fabrics and cosmetics to sensors
A new study has revealed that the stunning iridescent wings of the tropical blue Morpho butterfly could expand the range of innovative technologies. Scientific lessons learnt from these butterflies have already ...
Privacy fears cause more to cover online tracks
Amid growing fears about online surveillance and data theft, Americans are increasingly taking steps to remove or mask their digital footprints on the Internet, a study showed Thursday.
Preventing the spread of repression
Scientists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research have identified a novel and unexpected regulatory activity of RNA at the edge of inactive chromosomal regions. In their publication in Nature Structural an ...