Science

Body’s own movement drives “nanogenerators”

Miniature "nanogenerators" driven by the body's own movement could kick-start a whole new breed of self-powered nanoscale implantable medical devices, sensors and portable electronics -...

Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (AUAVs) take to the skies to track pollutants

An important milestone in the tracking of pollutants responsible for dimming Earth's atmosphere has been achieved. A research consortium funded by the National Science...

Efficient Flat-Panel Light Invented

Tired of fluorescent tubes? Imagine your ceiling - or any surface - as a giant light panel, thanks to research from USC and Princeton University....

Orbiter to crash into Moon in search of water ice

According to Yahoo, Nasa intends to crash a probe into the moon in search of water ice. Water is the key ingredient for sustaining future...

Global warming extinction threat

Global warming is likely to wipe out plant and animal life from South Africa's Cape Floral Kingdom to the tropical Andes - with thousands of...

Melt away fat…by laser

Fat may have finally met its match: laser light. A laser can preferentially heat lipid-rich tissues, or fat, in the body without harming the overlying...

Rocket racers

Rocket racers

High-thrust aircraft are roaring toward the starting line...

All eyes on Mars

All eyes on Mars

Both of Nasa's Martian rovers passed the two-Earth-year mark in January, far exceeding their expected lifetime of 90 days, thanks to dust storms that unexpectedly...

Friendly warning

Friendly warning

Of the 148 US combat deaths that occurred in the 1991 Gulf War, 35 were caused by friendly fire... The Pentagon and its NATO allies...

Squeezing methane from a cow

Methane fuel derived from cow guts is already a reality in Europe....

Batteries get better, smarter

Researchers at MIT have developed a new type of lithium battery that could become a cheaper alternative to the batteries that now power hybrid electric...

Heads-up hindsight

Heads-up hindsight

A new motorcycle helmet with a periscope-like mirror system gives riders a clear view of the road behind them, so they don't have to turn...

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