Parachutes capable of carrying entire aircraft exist, so why aren’t they installed on more planes? Wouldn’t they save lives in emergencies, wonders Katia Moskvitch. John Farese’s plane engine quit without
Early efforts to construct an artificial life form in a software model have reached a milestone as a digital worm begins to squirm in the same way that real animals are observed to An ambitious project
Short answer: love conquers all. The film Her, which opens across the country this month, tells a love story between a man and some software. It may seem far-fetched, but researchers say it’s plausible.
It’s entirely possible that the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) will be a complete mess. The goal of this two-year Pentagon-funded competition is beyond ambitious—to develop robotic first responders, able
Researchers say they have finally managed to use cloning technology to make human embryos and grow stem cells from them in the hopes of making perfectly matched grow-your-own tissue transplants. They a
New research shows deception isn't needed to induce healing effects with fake meds Daniel Jacobs believes in the placebo effect, the well-documented but not well-understood phenomenon in which sick patients
Scientists at the University of Texas and the University of Iowa have created a synthetic bacteria that grows thanks to one of humankind's favorite stimulants — caffeine. According to a report from Quartz,
These three dimensional scans of babies while still in the womb are some of the most detailed ever achieved, revealing details including hair, skin texture and even facial expressions. The high definition
This foot-and-mouth virus has a stable exterior, but no genetic material in its interior. Call it hollow-hearted. Researchers have built a mimic of the outer capsule of the foot-and-mouth disease virus.
A recent study by researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center has revealed new properties of human brain cells known as astrocytes, using them to boost learning ability in mice. Scientists