AFP (Aug. 17, 2012) Scientists in the United States on Thursday said they had devised a rubbery robot, inspired by the squid and octopus, which can crawl, camouflage itself and hide from infrared ... watch video
AFP (May 24, 2016) Europe's Galileo sat-nav system, a rival to America's GPS, took a step closer to becoming operational with the launch Tuesday of a fresh pair of satellites to join a dozen already in space.
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Reuters - News Video Online (June 15, 2016) SpaceX successfully launches its Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida to deliver a dual payload of communications satellites into orbit. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Oct. 26, 2016 Imagine an urban neighborhood where most of the cars are self-driving. What would it be like to be a pedestrian? Self-driving cars are programmed to obey the rules of the road, including waiting for ... read more
Oct. 26, 2016 Brain functions are controlled by millions of brain cells. However, in order to understand how the brain controls functions, such as simple reflexes or learning and memory, we must be able to record ... read more
Oct. 24, 2016 A new method to increase the energy density of lithium batteries has now been created by a researcher. He has built a trilayer structure that is stable even in ambient air, ... read more
Oct. 25, 2016 Researchers have used state-of-the-art computer simulation to test a theory from the 1950s that when atoms organize themselves into 3D pentagons they supress crystallisation. The theory has been a ... read more
Oct. 25, 2016 Americans waste up to $19 billion annually in electricity costs due to "vampire appliances," always-on digital devices in the home that suck power even when they are turned ... read more
Aug. 31, 2016 Almost as elusive as unicorns, finding practical materials for invisibility cloaking is challenging. Researchers have new ideas how to solve that. They're using crystal "atoms" made of ... read more
Nov. 23, 2012 Scientists have developed a metamaterial invisibility cloak that can adapt to hide different sized objects. The findings represent a useful advance for more practical applications of metamaterial ... read more