Hubble eyes galaxy as flat as a pancake

Located some 25 million light-years away, this new Hubble image shows spiral galaxy ESO 373-8. Together with at least seven of its galactic neighbors, this galaxy is a member of the NGC 2997 group. We see it side-on as a thin, glittering streak across the sky, with all its contents neatly aligned in the same plane.

The prototype bike tire that never goes flat

Sometimes taking something from conventional to green doesn’t require space age materials or a fancy interface. Sometimes all it takes to make a product more sustainable is to make sure it lasts, preferably forever.

Ultrathin lens gives perfect image

A new, ultra-thin flat lens has a focusing power at the very edge of what's theoretically possible, promising a distortion-free image.

Hitachi touts "glasses-free" 3D display

Hitachi has reportedly unveiled details of a new 3D display for handheld electronic devices.