Silk leaf maker says material could aid space journeys (w/ Video)
Britain to trial driverless cars from 2015
Driverless cars will be allowed on British roads from January 2015 as part of a pilot initiative in three cities, the government announced Wednesday.
NIST corrosion lab tests suggest need for underground gas tank retrofits
A hidden hazard lurks beneath many of the roughly 156,000 gas stations across the United States.
Printing the metals of the future
3-D printers can create all kinds of things, from eyeglasses to implantable medical devices, straight from a computer model and without the need for molds. But for making spacecraft, engineers sometimes need ...
3D printing helps designers build a better brick
Using 3-D printing and advanced geometry, a team at Cornell has developed a new kind of building material – interlocking ceramic bricks that are lightweight, need no mortar and make efficient use of materials.
Hoverbike drone project for air transport takes off
Researchers discover cool-burning flames in space, could lead to better engines on earth (w/ Video)
A team of international researchers has discovered a new type of cool burning flames that could lead to cleaner, more efficient engines for cars. The discovery was made during a series of experiments on the ...
New gadget helps the vision-impaired to read graphs
People who are blind can now read more than just words, such as graphs and graphics, following the development of an affordable digital reading system by Curtin University researchers.
UConn makes 3-D copies of antique instrument parts
(AP)—Researchers at the University of Connecticut are using medical technology to breathe new life into some antique musical instruments.
Professors object to FAA restrictions on drone use
(AP)—Thirty university and college professors say government restrictions on the use of small drones are likely to stifle academic research.
Five next-generation technologies for positioning, navigation and timing
It is difficult to imagine the modern world without the Global Positioning System (GPS), which provides real-time positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) data for countless military and civilian uses. Thanks ...
Amazon worker piloted drone around Space Needle
(AP)—Police say an out-of-town Amazon employee was the operator behind a drone that buzzed the Seattle Space Needle this week.
Minimising drag to maximise results
One of the most exciting parts of the Tour de France for spectators is the tactical vying for spots in the breakaway group at the front of the pack.
Student develops filter for clean water around the world
Roughly 780 million people around the world have no access to clean drinking water. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 3.4 million people die from water-related diseases every year. ETH student Jeremy Nussbaumer ...