How to save data in vortex structures

Back in 2009, Professor Christian Pfleiderer and his physics team discovered an entirely new magnetic structure in a silicon manganese crystal - a grid of magnetic eddies.

Flaw found in 'faster-than-light' experiment

CERN scientists believe they've established just how neutrinos were apparently able to travel faster than light.

Create your own virtual dive at the Great Barrier Reef

For most of us, the Great Barrier Reef is a bit far away for a visit in person. But a new project, the Catlin Sea Survey, will allow the public to watch every step via YouTube and other Google sites.

Y chromosome doing just fine, say researchers

Were the Y chromosome to die out, it probably wouldn't mean the disappearance of men - the relevant genes would likely move elsewhere.

Playing WoW helps boost cognitive skills

Researchers at North Carolina State University have determined that playing WoW boosts cognitive functioning for older adults.

Permian forest found preserved in volcanic ash

Buried beneath a coal mine in Mongolia, scientists have discovered a 'Pompeii-like' forest, 300 million years old, buried by volcanic ash.

Paleontologists print out 3D dinosaur bones

Researchers at Drexel University are using 3D modeling and 3D printing to test hypotheses about how dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals moved and lived in their environments.

Pentagon wants Avatar-style robots

I'm fairly certain most of you have seen James Cameron's Avatar or Surrogates starring Bruce Willis.

The future intersections of autonomous vehicles

Google, along with other like-minded companies, are working to develop vehicles capable of autmomous navigation.

Tiny device cuts cost of DNA sequencing

A British company has developed a disposable DNA sequencing device that's the size of a USB memory stick.

How the tiger got his stripes

As any reader of the Jungle Book knows, the tiger got his stripes when trailing creepers marked him out as a warning.

Lockheed Martin showcases upgraded F-16V

The F-16 Fighting Falcon - which took its first flight in 1974 - has been in production for many years now. Originally envisioned as an air superiority fighter, the F-16 eventually evolved into an all-weather multirole aircraft.

Super-adhesive based on gecko's feet

University of Massachusetts Amherst scientists have discovered just how a gecko's sticky feet work - and created a 16-inch-square device that can stick a 700-pound weight to a wall.

The 3D algorithms of artificial intelligence

Robots could soon be capable of real-time autonomous navigation by creating and continuously updating an internal three-dimensional map.

Pop-up origami robots inspired by children's books

Harvard engineers have developed a way to create swarms of 'pop-up' robots to be printed out by the sheet.

Morpho butterfly wings inspire thermal imaging breakthrough

GE commercials used to tout the fact that the company brought good things to life. Well, the corporation's tagline these days is "imagination at work," and I think both slogans adequately describe what GE does very well.

Rethinking artificial intelligence

In the 1800s, intelligence was typically associated with the ability to memorize facts and formulas. Today, intelligence is measured via IQ tests, with the average individual weighing in at about 100.

Internet addicts more likely to take drugs

Researchers are calling for drugs warnings on gaming sites, following the discovery that 'internet addicts' appear to be more likely to take illegal drugs.

CERN boosts LHC power in hunt for Higgs boson

CERN has announced that it plans to boost the energy of the large Hadron Collider (LHC) this year, with the aim of gathering as much data as possible before it goes into a planned shutdown.

Pentagon tests electromagnetic railguns

The United States military is constantly working to design advanced weapons that provide our soldiers with an edge on the battlefield.