Researchers at Harvard University recently showcased a very interesting project where a human participant managed to control a rat.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is currently working on an initiative that would allow large drones to take off and land from the surface of small warships - rather than gigantic aircraft carriers.
When a robot performs an action, it is typically scripted and very precise.
Most people would probably expect to find millions of dollars worth of cutting-edge equipment at a NASA research facility. And they would be right, of course, but there may also be some surprises waiting for the unsuspecting visitor.
Harvard researchers are currently devleoping "soft robots" that are capable of performing all sorts of functions robots made out of rigid materials, such as metal, are unable to do.
Two researchers in Japan have designed what just may be the world's ugliest pair of glasses to prevent facial recognition software from accurately identifying the wearer.
Scientists from South Korea have developed the world's first imprintable and flexible battery.
Contact lenses were originally designed to correct poor vision, all while offering a viable alternative to huge coke-bottle glasses.
A twelve-year-old boy is cited as an author on a paper that used Dungeons & Dragons characters to demonstrate that human beings are hard-wired to focus on eyes.
The stalwart mouse is a classic computer peripheral that just about everyone is familiar with.
Organic food isn't noticeably better for people's health, according to a meta-analysis of past studies carried out by Stanford University scientists.
Studying late into the night actually makes your academic performance worse the next day.
Further evidence has emerged that injection wells associated with fracking cause minor earthquakes.
The first quadcopter I saw up up close and personal was the original Parrot AR.Drone, which was priced at a cool $300 way back in 2010.
Physicists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the National Ignition Facility have utterly decimated a previous record for the most powerful laser shot ever.
Famed aviator Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the South Pacific on July 2, 1937. Subsequent searches for the duo failed to find either the aircraft or Earhart and Noonan's remains.
If birds poop on your shiny red car more than on those of your neighbors, don't take it personally: it's just the color.
The SeaOrbiter has yet to hit the water, but it's already being called a 21st-century version of Captain Nemo's Nautilus in honor of the classic novel "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" penned by Jules Verne.
Well, back-seat drivers tend not to improve people's driving any too much, so perhaps this isn't so surprising after all - but it seems that satnavs, too, can make it worse.
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.