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A Duke University engineer says he can produce more simple logic circuits in a day than the world's entire monthly output of silicon chips.
Scientists have sequenced the complete Neanderthal genome, and discovered that modern humans are as much as two percent Neanderthal ourselves, thanks to comparatively recent interbreeding.
The inventors of modern-day GPS and an inventor credited with paving the path for plasma TV technology are among the 2010 inductees to the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame.
Air travelers could be in for a lot more emergency landings over the coming months thanks to the Icelandic volcano, an aviation expert has said.
Stephen Wright of the University of Leeds believes the impact of volcanic ash on airplane air-conditioning systems could be serious, and could start to show up over the next few weeks.
A Stanford University professor has sequenced his entire genome in just two weeks, and for a cost of less than $50,000.
A North Carolina State University professor has developed a computer chip that can store an an entire library’s worth of information.
A team of researchers from Japan and Michigan Technological University has built a massively parallel molecular computer.
A German team has developed software that lets drivers steer simply by looking in the direction they want to go.
WHOI scientists have discovered a group of giant asphalt domes under the sea off Santa Barbara, California.
Significant problems have forced the US Transportation Department to take a step back from upgrading its highly outdated air traffic control system.
Caltech researchers have built a device that produces highly focused, high-amplitude acoustic signals dubbed 'sound bullets'.
Some very clever people with better things to do than fiddle about on a Nintendo DS have explained to the rest of us that brain training games are useless.
Jewel scarab beetles can see using circularly polarised light - the same as is used in 3D movies such as Avatar. And they don't even need special glasses.
Scientists have developed a brain implant that melts into place, fitting to the brain's surface like shrink-wrap.
Einstein famously said that no amount of experimentation would prove him right. But two new studies have backed up his General Theory of Relativity, and one significantly undermines a rival theory.
Researchers from Imperial College London have for the first time created a structure that acts like a single pole of a magnet at room temperature.
Giant natural particle accelerators are forming 40 km above the surface of the Earth during thunderstorms, according to a lightning researcher at the University of Bath.
MIT researchers have discovered that a wireless electricity delivery technique they invented three years ago works better when it's used to charge multiple devices at the same time.
A British expedition has discovered the world's deepest undersea volcanic vents, erupting water hot enough to melt lead.