Breakthrough discovery blocks AIDS virus replicating

Spanish researchers, including scientists from the University of Valencia, have developed small synthetic molecules capable of joining to the genetic material of the AIDS virus and blocking its replication.

Mind-reading robots are on the way

If you think with the release of every new i-device the world is getting closer to thought-controlled smart tech and robotic personal assistants, you might be right. And thanks in part to work led by the University of Cincinnati's Anca Ralescu, we may be even closer than you realize.

Trending: the desire to "pushback" against technology

Researchers at the University of Washington have identified the desire to resist constant connectivity and to step back from the online world. The authors of a paper to be presented at the Berlin iConference in early 2014 wanted to understand the overserved.

Microsoft wants to save 60% of Earth’s plants

Biodiversity is one of Planet Earth’s greatest strengths. Ecosystems depend on many different plants and animals to stay healthy. When species go extinct, it’s like removing links from a chain. Too many weaknesses, and the entire system could fall apart.

Researchers discover that the human foot is just like any other ape foot

Only slightly more likely to attract fetishists. Researchers at the University of Liverpool studies more than 25,000 steps made on a pressure-sensitive treadmill at the University's Gait Lab. The results indicate that our feet are not the wonderful mechanisms of human genetic superiority but are closer those of great apes, the other humanoids on the planet.  

Online game companies should battle gaming addiction or else

  Online game companies need to be more socially responsible for over-addictive use of their products to avoid government intervention, according to a new study by Cardiff, Derby and Nottingham Trent universities.

The Fuel Cell Technology Market will grow at a CAGR of 32.2% in the next five years

According to research firm MarketsandMarkets, the Fuel Cell Technology Market will grow from an estimated $629.8 million in 2013 to $2,543.1 million by 2018, with a CAGR of 32.2% from 2013 to 2018.

Synthetic bones printed in the lab

MiIT researchers have developed a way of printing synthetic bones using a 3D printer in combination with two synthetic polymers that combine to give the same fracture behavior as bones.

Harvard researchers showcase mind-controlled rodents

Researchers at Harvard University recently showcased a very interesting project where a human participant managed to control a rat.

DARPA drones to launch and land on small surface ships

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.

Video: Advanced algorithm teaches robots to improvise

When a robot performs an action, it is typically scripted and very precise.

Arduino Uno spotted at NASA's Swamp Works research facility

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. 

Methane explosions power these soft jumping robots

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.

These glasses thwart facial recognition software

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 design imprintable, flexible lithium-ion battery

Scientists from South Korea have developed the world's first imprintable and flexible battery.

These contact lenses have embedded LCD displays

Contact lenses were originally designed to correct poor vision, all while offering a viable alternative to huge coke-bottle glasses.

12-year-old D&D fan helps out dad with research

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 Magic Finger is a wearable computer

The stalwart mouse is a classic computer peripheral that just about everyone is familiar with.

Organic food 'no healthier'

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 more makes you worse at tests

Studying late into the night actually makes your academic performance worse the next day.