New discovery may be breakthrough for hydrogen cars
A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to create hydrogen fuel using a biological method that greatly reduces the time and money it takes to produce the zero-emissions fuel. This method ...
Toyota to provide first hydrogen-fueled pace car
A hydrogen-fueled vehicle will lead the field at a NASCAR race for the first time when a 2016 Toyota Mirai serves as the official pace car Saturday night at Richmond.
Motion sickness in autonomous cars: Don't read and ride
Self-driving vehicles should make roads safer, save energy and improve mobility, but they also might make some people sick, say University of Michigan researchers.
Study of vehicle emissons will aid urban sustainability efforts
Vehicles churn out about 28 percent of the carbon dioxide (CO2) generated from fossil fuels in the United States, and their contribution keeps climbing, particularly in urban areas. But planners and policymakers ...
Tesla reports 'record' quarter for auto sales
Electric carmaker Tesla announced Friday it delivered a "record" number of vehicles in the first quarter, as it began more timely reporting of sales figures.
Octopus-inspired robot—the fastest underwater robot based on the given power
Scientists in Singapore have developed a new octopus-inspired robot which can zip through water 10 times its body length within one second, in an ultra-efficient manner. This first-ever ultra-fast propulsion ...
Computational framework for optimizing traffic flow could be the beginning of a road revolution
Drivers trying to get to work or home in a hurry know traffic congestion wastes a lot of time, but it also wastes a lot of fuel. In 2011, congestion caused people in US urban areas to travel an extra 5.5 ...
Autonomous car completes 3,400-mile US road trip
An autonomous car's recent 3,400-mile U.S. road trip proves there's at least one thing computers do better than humans: Follow the speed limit.
3-D print technology provides 'robohand' to 7-year-old girl (Update)
Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where her missing left hand had once been.
Want to save energy? Fly the environmentally friendly skies
Flying in a plane is not only safer than driving a car, it's also better for the environment, says a University of Michigan researcher.
Technology and outdoor sports converge at drone conference
Surfers catching waves and mountain bikers pedaling through forests are used to the occasional low flying pelican or diving hawk, but these days outdoor recreationalists can find what's up in the air isn't ...
Sky-high refuelling for UAVs
A University of Sydney researcher has designed and successfully tested a method for autonomously docking drones for refuelling or recharging, in mid-air.
How fish fossils can help us build better submarines
The ocean, which covers the vast majority of the world's surface, holds many secrets. For more than a year a multinational team has tried to find the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on the bottom of ...
China tech firms shake up world's biggest car market
Chinese technology giants Alibaba and Tencent are promising to build the cars of the future, vehicles linked seamlessly to the Internet and offering shopping and navigation help while on the road.