Saturday, August 16, 2014
Without any helping hand, more than 1,000 simple robots the size of votive candles can swarm themselves into complex shapes like a star or the letter K, U.S. researchers said Thursday.
Friday, August 15, 2014
It's easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the world. Soon, scientists hope people will be able to do the same with coral reefs and other underwater wonders.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
An Iranian-born mathematician has become the first woman to win a prestigious Fields Medal, widely viewed as the Nobel Prize of mathematics.
Europe turned a page in its space flight history on Tuesday when it delivered supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) for the last time.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
U.S. scientists on Monday described new advances in making 3D brain-like tissue that can live for more than two months and allows real-time research on brain trauma, disease and recovery.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
A federal judge has decided a US$324.5 million settlement isn't enough to cover the damages done to more than 60,000 high-tech workers in a class-action lawsuit alleging Google and Apple conspired with other technology companies to block their top employees from getting better job offers.
U.S. space agency NASA engineers said Friday that a test of a vehicle they hope to one day use on Mars achieved most of its objectives, despite a parachute that virtually disintegrated the moment it deployed.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Widespread use of sleeping pills by slumber-deprived astronauts could hamper vigilance in the high-risk environment of space, a study warned on Friday.
It starts out laying flat, like a sheet of paper. Then it springs up, almost lifelike, and folds into moveable parts much like origami art. And then it crawls away.
Japan's defense ministry on Friday said it was developing a fuel-cell powered “unmanned underwater vehicle” but disputed a report that it was working with Washington on a submarine using the environmentally friendly technology.