Edible electronics, devices that can be broken down and digested, could perform many useful functions inside the body.
The knobby starfish skeleton has diamond-like properties and could inspire new designs for lightweight, highly resilient ceramics, with widespread applications in engineering and construction.
Da Vinci dreamed up a helicopter 400 years before they actually existed. Now, engineers have brought his design to life, but with a twist.
Outfitted with wheels and rotors, the bot can morph from a land drone into a quadcopter in seconds.
How do fireworks work? A pyrotechnics chemist explains the science behind the brilliant colors and sounds
If you put very fine black powder powder in a confined space it explodes in a cloud of heat, gas and noise.
A century ago, electric cars were common. The fact that they were almost entirely replaced due to the internal combustion engine is a testament to the glacial pace of battery breakthroughs.
Steel tires may be better for the planet and could replace rubber.
On Nov. 15, 2021, U.S. officials announced that they had detected a dangerous new debris field in orbit near Earth. Later in the day, it was confirmed that Russia had […]
A report from MIT outlines a six-point plan to usher in a new age of nuclear power.
Are hardened wood knives and nails coming to a store near you?
Airless tires are puncture-proof and more environmentally friendly. And Michelin is aiming to get them on your car by 2024.
Start fighting back against planned obsolescence.
The trial will test whether adding graphene to recycled asphalt can prolong the road’s lifespan.
Without Benjamin List and David MacMillan, chemists would still be using metals and enzymes to catalyze chemical reactions.
These animals to grow scalpel-sharp and precisely shaped tools that are resistant to breaking.
The guilt-free air conditioning, called "cooling paper," is made from recyclable paper and doesn't use any electricity.
Scientists created the mineral lonsdaleite in a lab and tested its strength using sound waves — before it was obliterated.
Metal-like materials have been discovered in a very strange place.
Buildings don't have to be permanent — modular construction can make them modifiable and relocatable.
Researchers were even able store and read a 767-kilobit full-color short movie file in the fabric.
Measuring a person's movements and poses, smart clothes could be used for athletic training, rehabilitation, or health-monitoring.
The bird demonstrates cutting-edge technology for devising self-folding nanoscale robots.
Researchers find a way to distort laser light to survive a trip through disordered obstacles.
A fairly old idea, but a really good one, is about to hit the store shelves.
The satellite would burn instead of becoming more space debris.
Australian researchers figure out a new way to apply extreme pressure and squeeze out diamonds.
While it's always been a boon to Popeye's "muskles," it looks like spinach may also have a role to play in clean future batteries.
New prototype Petri dishes let ordinary scientists in on the advanced technology.
Dust sticking to things on the moon is a serious problem researchers are trying to solve.
Ever wonder how soft hair can dull a steel razor? So did scientists at MIT.