Futuristic Taiwan tower to have floating observatories
'BacillaFilla' for concrete cracks
A bacteria that can knit together cracks in concrete structures by producing a special 'glue' has been developed by a team of students at Newcastle University.
Balloon filled with ground coffee makes ideal robotic gripper (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- The human hand is an amazing machine that can pick up, move and place objects easily, but for a robot, this "gripping" mechanism is a vexing challenge. Opting for simple elegance, researchers ...
Campaign to build 1837 Babbage's Analytical Engine
Paraplegics have been given new hope for walking (w/ Video)
Google tests cars that can steer without drivers
Google Inc. is road-testing cars that steer, stop and start without a human driver, the company says.
Rowheel wheelchair is pulled to move forward
SkyLifter airship may one day carry buildings (w/ Video)
Your vital signs, on camera
You can check a persons vital signs -- pulse, respiration and blood pressure -- manually or by attaching sensors to the body. But a student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program is ...
Human-powered ornithopter becomes first ever to achieve sustained flight (w/ Video)
Aviation history was made when the University of Toronto's human-powered aircraft with flapping wings became the first of its kind to fly continuously.
Two new studies suggest ways of improving traffic flow
Home's electrical wiring acts as antenna to receive low-power sensor data
If these walls had ears, they might tell a homeowner some interesting things. Like when water is dripping into an attic crawl space, or where an open window is letting hot air escape during winter.
New high-sensitivity electronic skin can feel a butterfly's footsteps
Stanford researchers have developed an ultrasensitive, highly flexible, electronic sensor that can feel a touch as light as an alighting fly. Manufactured in large sheets, the sensors could be used in artificial ...