Nanoparticle networks' design enhanced by theory

For close to two decades, Cornell scientists have developed processes for using polymers to self-assemble inorganic nanoparticles into porous structures that could revolutionize electronics, energy and more.

BMW man drives Samsung's design team

A year ago a series of reports claiming that former BMW designer Chris Bangle joined Samsung sprung up all over the net, but the move was never confirmed and the entire episode was quickly forgotten. 

Researchers build 'perfect' invisibility cloak

Duke University scientists say they've succeeded for the first time in building a truly effective invisibility cloak.

Apple pays out for copied clock design

When you've come up with an iconic design that's instantly recognizable but easily copied, you have every right to keep it for yourself.

Galaxy Tab isn't cool, says judge

It's not often that a manufacturer breathes a sign of relief on being told its products are uncool. But that's what happened to Samsung yesterday in the UK.

DARPA wants robots with more stamina

The trouble with robots, says DARPA, is that no matter how good they are, they have an annoying tendency to run out of juice. It's no good carrying heavy equipment halfway to where it's needed; even worse is a robot that gets halfway though disarming a roadside bomb.

Video: Clothbot creeps up your clothing

It might seem somewhat odd, but ever since I came across Hector from Saturn 3, robots have routinely creeped me out. Even supposedly cute ones like Johnny 5 and Wall-E have done little to lessen my aversion.

Design and print your own customized robot

MIT researchers are working to develop a desktop technology allowing people to design, customize and print a specialized robot on demand.

This fake flying video duped the 'Net

I really wanted this video to be real, but alas, after just a few days going viral, the Dutch engineer who shot it has 'fessed up and admitted the clip was faked.

The art of spider web design

Although researchers are well aware of the incredible strength of spider silk, the hardy nature of the tiny filaments cannot explain how webs routinely survive multiple tears and winds exceeding hurricane strength.



New research could help ships reduce drag

There is new research related to drag reduction that environmental tech geeks will love. It could help industries like shipping to lessen their energy use and carbon emissions.

DARPA wants you to design its next UAV

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has had a great idea about how to develop the next generation of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) - it wants you to do it.

Report: Apple eyes ARM acquisition

Apple is reportedly eyeing a potential acquisition of UK-based ARM Holdings in a massive deal that could amount to more than £5.2 billion ($8 billion).