Researchers have been studying the social, ecological, and economic factors behind what they say is the "homogenization" of American lawns...and "keeping up appearances" is only one of them.
A trap created by Rutgers University scientists that resembles an overturned plastic dog food bowl caught many more bedbugs than a similar, shallower trap. The addition of special chemical lures made them even more effective.
Harvard researchers took inspiration from the cooling ability of skin for their microfluidic circulatory system, which can save energy and lower air-conditioning bills.
The area historically believed to be the home of Adam and Eve has been restored to its original marshland, 20 years after Saddam Hussein's infrastructure projects turned it into a desert.
Influenced by a study showing that "range anxiety" was a big barrier between consumers and electric cars, the German automaker decided to make sharing of a traditional car available for long trips.
A Latvian designer has created a urinal that includes a shallow sink built into the top. It's economical too: When the person washes his hands, the water used rinses the urinal basin as well.
Two designers are using unlikely materials -- the shell of a common water pest and a bio-ethanol waste product -- to create a new generation of bioplastics.
A plant at the southern tip of Spain is the first to purposely cultivate algae from wastewater in order to create clean gas for garbage trucks and other vehicles.
Forget solar energy: This weekend Vodafone will debut its new charger, which is made out of flexible thermocouple-based fabric and a plug. The charger comes in two forms: shorts pocket and sleeping bag.
Two manufacturers of "smart windows" have affiliated with larger companies in recent months, indicating that this technology may finally become more widespread as commercial building owners seek to reduce energy costs.
Thanks to three solar panels and a large lithium ion battery pack, the stations can capture and store enough power to charge six phones at once and have plenty to spare.
MIT designers laid 6,500 silkworms on top of a specially constructed framework and let them do what they do. Such "biological swarms" could someday be used to "print" structures organically.
In an effort to increase the number of riders on public transit, the city is offering $220 off the price of the bikes, which are much easier to carry on and off buses and trains.
A Swedish architecture firm proposes covering a landmark Stockholm building with plastic "hairs" that would convert the wind they capture to electricity.
“I believe the children are our future.” Never has a more brazen tautology graced the opening line of a Top 40 song. But when Whitney Houston popularized these words in her 1986 hit, she gave voice to an orientation that seems to be in retreat today. For Douglas Rushkoff, author of a new ...