Why screen use keeps you awake

It's long been known that using a screen right before bed can make it harder to sleep - and, now, the reason for this has become clearer.

Graphene used to sniff out explosives

It sometimes seems as if there isn't anything that can't be done better with graphene. Now, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute say that the stuff can outperform leading commercial gas sensors in detecting potentially dangerous and explosive chemicals.

New manufacturing method could lead to LED TVs

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have taken a big step forward in the development of high-quality LED televisions and displays.

'Nanoscoops' could lead to new battery technology

New batteries based on an entirely new type of nanomaterial are claimed to charge more than 40 times faster than today’s lithium-ion batteries.

Program mimics human creativity

A cognitive science professor and his team say they've applied a new psychology theory to create a computer program that can mimic creative human problem solving.

Remote sensor detects any substance

A new remote wave sensing technology can see through clothing and packaging to detect explosives, biological agents and drugs from a distance of 20 meters.