Artificial lens mimics the human eye

Researchers have created a new artificial lens, made up of thousands of nanoscale polymer layers, that's almost identical to the lens in a human eye.

Different memories stored in dead rats' brains

The neuroscience professor who three years ago succeeded in storing information in slices of brain tissue has now been able to do the same thing for different types of memory.

New hominid discovered living alongside Lucy

A new type of hominid foot bone has been discovered in the Afar region of Ethiopia, showing that 'Lucy', the famous early human ancestor, had company.

Cyborg cockroaches power tiny fuel cells

Case Western Reserve University scientists say they've taken a big step towards the creation of insect cyborgs by discovering how an insect’s internal chemicals can be converted to electricity.