An aerial survey of Mars is necessary before NASA feels comfortable sending a manned mission there, so the agency has recently unveiled plans to send an aircraft to the planet in hopes of scoping out possible landing sites for future human missions.
Scientists from Stanford University have developed a water-splitting device that extracts clean hydrogen and clean oxygen from water molecules. The device uses cost-efficient materials and could have a potential impact on the transportation industry by…
Dropping stuff into liquid nitrogen is always a fun experiment, but it doesn't have the same effect on all objects. While most things will simply freeze and become extremely brittle, some strange things happen when you drop a laser into the super-cooled gas.
Manipulating the human genome, at least on a large scale, still exists primarily in the realm of science fiction. But soon, scientists may develop an API for our genetic code, making interactions with DNA faster, easier, and more robust.
The world runs on different standards of time, and the main standards don't always agree with each other. To reconcile this discrepancy, timekeepers occasionally add a "leap second" to our clocks -- which often causes big problems for computers.
An Australian engineer has developed a bricklaying robot that can lay 1,000 bricks an hour, work 24/7 and complete the shell of a brick home in just two days. Think of it as 3D printing on a grand scale.
+rehabstudio has conceptualized the sneakers of the future: Shift Sneakers, a new kind of wearable technology.The company is tinkering with the idea that will transform shoe shopping in such a way that if you buy one pair of sneakers, you're actually buying…
Combining the best of both worlds for what can only be described as a dangerous outcome, software developers are looking into using virtual reality headsets to allow eager consumers to go shopping from the comfort of their own homes.
LG Chem, the battery research division of LG, has produced a hexagonal battery for use in wearables. It takes advantage of space current-generation smartwatch batteries currently don't, namely the corners of internal enclosures.
Google X's Astro Teller has talked about the challenges the company faced when designing the balloons that will see its Project Loon plan take off in the future, from multiple prototypes to the type of socks worn by engineers.
The SpaceX project suffered a major setback Sunday when the Falcon 9 rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station exploded shortly after launch. The accident means it could be many months before the team is ready to try another launch.
A startup in Boston is releasing its first line of tactical camera spheres, which can be tossed into dangerous areas to snap photos, instantly stitch together panoramic images, and send those images to a smartphone.
First the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage; now Japan has hosted the first robot wedding. About 100 people gathered in Tokyo on Saturday to witness robots named Frois and Yukirin tie the knot. There was even a "kiss."
In the ultimate victory for environmental activists, Google is planning to spend $600 million on a server farm that will span 350 acres of land near Chattanooga, Alabama and will ultimately be 100 percent powered by green energy.