USC wants to 3D-print a house

Are 3D printers just for making little toys a knick-knacks? Not if USC researchers have anything to say about it.

Video: Project Holodeck wants to build a virtual gaming world

As we’ve seen with the mad 3D crusade, Hollywood is doing everything it can to bring audiences back to the movie theaters.

Scientists manipulate light to transmit data

An international team of researchers led by USC engineers have developed a system of transmitting up to 2.56 terabits of data per second - using twisted beams of light.

How robots can feel more than humans

Researchers at the University of Southern California have demonstrated that a specially designed robot is capable of outperforming humans in identifying a wide range of natural materials.

Accelerating Internet search with quantum computing

Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) recently demonstrated how quantum computing could theoretically accelerate the way web page ranks are calculated.

TV towers killing millions of birds

Almost seven million birds are killed by communications towers every year as they migrate from the United States and Canada to Central and South America.

Liquid solar cells can be painted onto windows

Scientists at the University of Southern California have taken a big step towards the creation of solar cells in the form of a liquid ink that can be painted or printed onto clear surfaces.

Computer scientist cracks eighteenth-century secret code

Three hunded years after it was created, the Copiale Cipher has been broken using machine translation techniques.

War games used to treat traumatized soldiers

For many people, there's still a stigma associated with therapy, and soldiers are at least as vulnerable to this as anybody else.

Internet access linked to prescription drug abuse

Improvements in internet access are leading to an increase in prescription drug abuse, as people find it easier to access rogue pharmacies online.

Team makes breakthrough in development of artificial brain

Researchers have built a synthetic synapse in work that could one day lead to a fully-functioning artificial brain.