Mice don't much like being levitated, it seems. NASA-funded researchers came to this conclusion after an experiment using magnetic fields to simulate the effects of space travel.
A set of skeletons discovered in Georgia indicates that early man took a bit of a detour on his way out of Africa.
A new method of underwater communication relies on using lasers to make a series of tiny popping noises.
The University of Bristol has opened a state of the art center for nanoscience research, featuring what is claimed to be the world's quietest room.
Monkeys prefer heavy metal to classical music, say researchers at the University of Wisconsin.
Fractal Antenna has developed a system capable of switching a wideband invisibility cloak on and off. According to inventor Nathan Cohen, the device 'sets a path' for the realization of a practical invisibility cloak that will allow hidden objects to 'see' with the flick of a switch.
IBM scientists have imaged the 'anatomy' of a molecule with greater resolution than ever before.
In a last ditch effort to save the world from global warming, researchers are calling for giant mirrors to be put into space.
An MIT team has built a school of robo-fish designed for areas where traditional underwater autonomous vehicles can't go.
My, you're a paranoid lot. A survey has found that more than half of Americans believe myths about healthcare reform, including plans for 'death panels'.
A new surgical robot with a delicate touch is claimed to detect tumors far more accurately than a human.
None of us might be here if it weren't for the ancient fusing of two microscopic, single-celled organisms called prokaryotes, NASA-funded research has found.
People really do walk in circles when they're lost, and it's not because their legs are different lengths.
The Royal Academy of Engineering has published a report on the social, legal and ethical issues surrounding the development and use of autonomous systems. While these technologies can offer great benefits, the Academy raises the question: If something goes wrong, who is to blame? The machine itself, its designer or its maker?
Researchers from the University of Ottawa and Carleton University have produced a mathematical model to discover that, if there were to be a battle between zombies and the living, who would come out on top.
Washington, DC - It's well-known that mirroring the posture and behaviour of others predisposes them to like you. And apparently the same phenomenon holds true for monkeys.
A team of scientists at the National Institutes of Health and two Italian research institutions have found that capuchin monkeys preferred the company of researchers who imitated them to that of researchers who didn't.
What could public transport look like in the future? One idea being tested at London's Heathrow Airport is a network of personal driverless pods. Gliding along tracks, these pod cars will take passengers non-stop to their destinations, cutting down on congestion and pollution.
A 61-year old New York woman has become the first recipient of a heart pacemaker that lets doctors monitor her health over the internet.
As many as 200,000 Americans die every year from preventable medical mistakes and hospital infections, according to a report from the Hearst Corporation.
Scientists at the University of Tokyo have developed a holographic projector capable of rendering tangible, three-dimensional objects. The system comprises a holographic display device, two "tracking" Wii motes and a tactile feedback ultrasound unit.