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 ...
Mood-tracking app paves way for pocket therapy
(Phys.org) —An Android app which keeps tabs on users' mood swings and works out what might be causing them has been developed by researchers, with implications for psychological therapy and improving well-being.
DARPA robotic hand prototype shows advanced moves (w/ video)
DARPA's two-armed robot handles tools at less cost
Scientists produce densest artificial ionospheric plasma clouds
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory research physicists and engineers from the Plasma Physics Division, working at the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) transmitter facility, Gakona, Alaska, ...
US military looks for new life for dead satellites
It's like doing robotic surgery in zero gravity: Imagine scavenging defunct communication satellites for their valuable parts and recycling them to build new ones for cheap.
US readers turn increasingly to digital books, study finds
US readers are increasingly opting for digital books instead of ink-and-paper editions, according to a Pew Research Center study released on Thursday.
US to launch anew secretive space plane
The United States is planning a new launch of its tiny, pilotless military space plane on Tuesday as part of a futuristic Air Force program that has fueled speculation over its mission.
Fast forward to the past: Technologists test 'game-changing' data-processing technology
It's a digital world. Or is it? NASA technologist Jonathan Pellish isn't convinced. In fact, he believes a computing technology of yesteryear could potentially revolutionize everything from autonomous rendezvous ...
Cassini Halloween treat: Titan glows in the dark
(Phys.org)—A literal shot in the dark by imaging cameras on NASA's Cassini spacecraft has yielded an image of a visible glow from Titan, emanating not just from the top of Titan's atmosphere, but also - ...