Insect drives robot to track down smells (w/ video)
A small, two-wheeled robot has been driven by a male silkmoth to track down the sex pheromone usually given off by a female mate.
Airless wheels for mountain bikes may ditch patches and pumps (w/ Video)
Chaos theory helps to predict the outcome at the roulette table
At first glance, a roulette table looks like a jumble of numbers and a randomly hopping little white ball. But with a better understanding of physics and some general knowledge of the starting conditions, it ...
XRL robot uses tail for easy landing on springy feet (w/ Video)
Mechanical engineers develop an 'intelligent co-pilot' for cars
Barrels and cones dot an open field in Saline, Mich., forming an obstacle course for a modified vehicle. A driver remotely steers the vehicle through the course from a nearby location as a researcher looks ...
Rowheel wheelchair is pulled to move forward
Robots climb up the wall (w/ Video)
Gyrowheel to keep new bike riders upright (w/ Video)
Vibrating steering wheel may rescue driver from blinding glare
Carmakers let app developers drive innovation
Googling the nearest gas station, sending email from your smartphone, or booking a table at a restaurant: Those are all things you shouldn't do while driving. But so many drivers have grown accustomed to ...
Bluetooth-enabled bicycle has automatic gearbox
Bright object on Mars is likely plastic from rover
NASA says a small bright object detected on Mars is likely a piece of plastic from the Curiosity rover.
Smoother dashboard typefaces might enhance driver safety: 'Humanist' lettering style is easier for driver, study says
Typeface aficionados perceive major differences among fonts that look broadly similar to the rest of us. Now an MIT study suggests that when it comes to the typefaces used on auto dashboards, such differences ...