Inthuson Anandakumar

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Starship troupers

SPACE, as Douglas Adams pointed out in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, is big. Really big. It is so big, in fact, that even science fiction …

Science Fiction

A Robot With Heart

Using cardiac cells as a motor.<p>"Our miniature bio-bot is made of a flexible polymer and living heart cells. The cells beat together, creating a contracting and releasing motion that inches the bot forward. We use a 3-D printer to build the bot's body layer by layer out of a hydrogel—the material …

Lamborghini Veneno Roadster

Sant'Agata has a propensity for building the outlandish.<p>If Lamborghini’s debut of the radical 740-hp, three-off Veneno hypercar at this year’s Geneva auto show was as attention-grabbing as Miley Cyrus doing anything, then it’s safe to distinguish the roadster version you see here as the equivalent …

Lamborghini's $5.3 million topless Veneno

Unveiled just this past March the 750 hp, AWD carbon fiber supercar was met with much acclaim, and criticism, both for its outlandish design (even …

Scientists Recreate The Sense Of Touch With Direct-To-Brain Electrical Signals

These findings could help researchers make prosthetic arms that have a lifelike sense of touch.<p>We've seen some very cool prosthetic arms recently, including ones people are able to control—just as they control biological arms—with their thoughts. So what's one of the next great frontiers for …