DARPA calls for proposals to scavenge satellites for spare parts

DARPA has released a video detailing some of the progress it's made with its Phoenix project for repurposing existing satellites.

Broken iPhones cost billions in repairs

Damaged iPhones have cost Americans a whacking $5.9 billion for repairs, replacement and insurance deductibles since 2007, according to a study by warranty company SquareTrade.

How this toothbrush saved the International Space Station

NASA astronauts successfully replaced a power switching unit on the International Space Station yesterday, using a $3 toothbrush to clean up a stuck bolt.

Solar cell mimics plants to self-repair

Using carbon nanotubes and DNA, researchers have created a new type of solar cell designed to self-repair like natural photosynthetic systems in plants.