Excalibur prototype extends reach of high-energy lasers
High-energy lasers (HEL) have the potential to benefit a variety of military missions, particularly as weapons or as high-bandwidth communications devices. However, the massive size, weight and power requirements ...
Single chip device to provide real-time 3-D images from inside the heart, blood vessels
Researchers have developed the technology for a catheter-based device that would provide forward-looking, real-time, three-dimensional imaging from inside the heart, coronary arteries and peripheral blood ...
Getting hyperspectral image data down to a sprint
Materials of similar appearance can be unambiguously identified by the respective color spectrum. Hyperspectral cameras deliver the requisite spectral data. A new software product can process these vast amounts ...
Cyborg insects generate power for their own neural control
Dutch scientists flap to the future with 'insect' drone
Dutch scientists have developed the world's smallest autonomous flapping drone, a dragonfly-like beast with 3-D vision that could revolutionise our experience of everything from pop concerts to farming.
Mexican jumping beans may influence robot design (w/ Video)
Retroreflector transmits light with negligible power consumption
Researcher creates cooking-oil-based 'bioasphalt'
A Washington State University researcher has developed a way to use restaurant cooking oil in a type of asphalt that looks and handles just like its petroleum-based counterpart.
Mechanical motion rectifier leads to better energy harvesting
Robots may receive urine-powered artificial 'hearts'
3D-printed metal bike frame is light but strong
Flying microrobot takes steps toward full autonomy (w/ video)
New model predicts high-speed rail vibrations
Scientists have developed a new model to predict how much a new high-speed railway would shake the ground around it, and the effect this could have on those living near the line.
Ohio museum volunteers building vintage war plane
(AP)—Inside a small Ohio air museum, dozens of volunteers are building a vintage World War II B-17 bomber one piece at a time.