Female robots will blush before killing humans

Researchers at Bielefeld University in Germany have created a robotic head called Flobi that expresses emotions, most of them ticked-off-at-men-looks.

Nanotechnology expert found dead in Boston University lab

Boston University computer engineering professor Francesco Cerrina was found dead yesterday morning inside an unattended lab on campus.

Scientists make it easier to determine skeletons' sex

Ever look at that skeleton in your high school classroom and wonder if it was a guy or girl? A new technique has been developed to make it easier to answer the gender question.

UCLA develops holographic, cell phone-powered microscope

Scientists are going to perform research on HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria, with the help of a cell phone and a brand new kind of microscope.

Plasma TV, GPS, DirecTV engineers inducted to hall of fame

The inventors of modern-day GPS and an inventor credited with paving the path for plasma TV technology are among the 2010 inductees to the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame.

Upgraded air traffic control technology hits speed bump

Significant problems have forced the US Transportation Department to take a step back from upgrading its highly outdated air traffic control system.

Global warming study gets external, independent review

A group that has no ties to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be conducting a sweeping investigation into the group's research methodology, report findings, and negative allegations against them in a bid to gain back a sense of confidence and urgency among the population.

Talking bans on handhelds don't cut accident rates

A US study reviewing laws that ban the use of handheld phones while driving has come up with a surprising result - accident rates are the same as if they are used.