How to creating electricity from the mundane

Generating electricity isn’t limited to burning things, making steam, or harnessing the power of wind, wave, and sun—even though these are by far the most common ways of doing so.

New type of pterosaur may have hunted on foot

A new kind of flying reptile from the late Cretaceous has been identified from bones found in Romania's Transylvanian Basin.

Devices powered by taking a walk

Two engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a new energy-harvesting technology that they say can power a cellphone simply through walking.

Robots learn to walk the same way babies do

University of Vermont roboticist Josh Bongard has created robots that  change their body forms while learning how to walk - like tadpoles becoming frogs.

Woman gets hit by car, sues Google

A woman injured by a car on a busy road is suing Google for giving her dangerous walking directions.