Some bacteria grow electrical hair that lets them link up in big biological circuits, possibly communicating and sharing energy.
Berkeley Bionics has launched a bionic exoskeleton aimed at civilian use, aimed at helping paraplegics walk again.
Chemists at Vanderbilt University have created a new type of liquid crystals with unique electrical properties that they say could revolutionize digital displays.
Seeding the oceans with iron to combat global warming might be ineffective as well as risky, it seems.
No, this hot video isn't about a bikini-clad stripper coming over to fix the cable. But it still is causing quite a stir on YouTube.
Two Russian scientists have won the Nobel Prize for Physics for their work developing graphene.
You may feel that your mirror already gives you more information than you really want first thing in the morning.
Doctors may soon be able to remotely monitor cardiac activity by simply implanting a micro-electromechanical sensor in post-surgery heart patients.
People are happiest at home, and most miserable at work - that's the conclusion of a new study which tracks people’s emotional behaviour through their mobile phones.
One of the biggest problems in cataloguing species is being able to tell whether a specimen is actually new or not. This week, for example, a sea eagle that had been believed to belong to a new species was discovered to be simply a variant on a known type.
NASA pilots have successfully flown an unmanned Global Hawk aircraft through the eye of several hurricanes.
Lockheed Martin and ZyGEM have developed an advanced DNA analysis system powered by a single, small processor.
It's not news that it happens - but it's rather amazing to be able to measure it. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has been able to demonstrate that time passes faster just a foot above the ground.
Science isn't an international language after all, according to a new survey. On the contrary, when people from different cultures read the same article, they can come away with completely different opinions.
Dr. Klaus Schulten of the University of Illinois is tapping GPU-powered computing to increase the speed and accuracy of microscopy-based simulations.
A new computer model has indicated that the parting of the Red Sea could really have taken place - if the winds were right.
Chucking a radio transmitter into the heart of a volcano might seem a pretty fruitless endeavor. But a team at Newcastle University says it's developed a device that can withstand temperatures of up to 900 degrees C and which could provide early warning of an eruption.
In a initiative being compared to the Human Genome Project, neuroscientists are attempting to map all the major circuits in the human brain.
Women have a better understanding of science than men, and are more likely to heed the expert view that man-made global warming is taking place.
Two US teams have developed artificial skins that are sensitive enough to detect the touch of a butterfly.