Nanomagnets give food for thought about computer memories

Scientists have developed egg-shaped nanomagnets that could be used for making future low-power computer memories.

Lasers could revolutionize internal combustion engines

Spark plugs have powered internal combustion engines for 150 years. Leave it to the Japanese to develop a way to replace spark plugs with lasers.

Scientists build golden windows for organic solar cells

Gold, kings have slaughtered for it and some people have teeth made out of it. But now it has a new use.

IBM Nanoparticles destroy bacteria that resist drugs

An IBM team has advanced a new technology with the potential to revolutionize the way resistant bacterial infections are treated.

New fluorescent OLEDs more efficient than once believed

Engineering researchers at the University of Michigan have created a remarkably effective fluorescent blue OLED.

Science bars redefine going out and partying

We all know that pubs and cafes have long been a breeding ground for new ideas and literary works of art, but could cafes be the new place for learning about... science?

Blind man will drive a car tomorrow

No, you don't need to stay off the streets. For one, Mark Riccobono will be driving on a closed-circuit course at Daytona International Speedway. But the bigger reason is that Riccobono, despite being legally blind, should be perfectly safe behind the wheel of Ford's new blind-accessible vehicle.

U.S. students flunk Science 101

Embarrassing but hardly shocking: Less than half of U.S. students are currently proficient in science.

Google initiates a science fair for the world

Blast away those school auditorium walls because Google is taking the creativity and emerging science acumen from young students and giving them a platform to showcase their work on a global scale.

S. Korean students learn English from robot teachers

In South Korea, science fiction has become reality, with 30 robots teaching English to young students as part of a unique pilot program.

Team builds logic gates into bacteria

A team at the University of California has successfuly implanted E coli bacteria with the key molecular circuitry to act as computers.

Soldiers get lipo to meet Army weight requirements

If you thought that pills, yo-yo diets, and liposuction were relegated to the ladies of Hollywood, think again.

MIT laser camera sees around corners

MIT researchers have developed a camera capable of capturing images of objects that are not in its direct line of sight.

ASU biologist: Anti-microbial products dangerous, don’t work

Thanks to the abundance of medical fear mongering in America, people are obsessed with killing microorganisms. Antimicrobial compounds are the weapons of choice, but a biologist at Arizona State University is saying they are unsafe and don’t work.

URI scientists to harness solar energy from pavement for practical use

The heat that pavement gives off is something everyone is familiar with. Researchers at the University of Rhode Island are exploring how this radiant heat energy can be used to melt ice, power streetlights, illuminate signs, heat buildings and generally make our lives better.

URI scientists to harness solar energy from pavement for practical use

The heat that pavement gives off is something everyone is familiar with. Researchers at the University of Rhode Island are exploring how this radiant heat energy can be used to melt ice, power streetlights, illuminate signs, heat buildings and generally make our lives better.

Nano-particles could offer new type of flash memory

An entire new class of phase-change materials suitable for flash memory has been discovered by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California Berkeley.

Genetic freak fish: coming to your dinner table?

In their quest to apparently make all of our food artificial, scientists have given yet another creation their blessing. Say hello to genetically modified salmon.

India claims it can sell a $35 computer

The Indian government has successfully created a prototype for a new multimedia tablet computer that could sell for $35 and may ultimately drive the price down to $10.

New technology allows users to literally "feel" 3D images

You know how when you're watching a 3D movie, sometimes it feels like you could just reach out and grab the images that are popping out? Thanks to researchers, now you actually can.