Silkworms fed carbon nanotubes produce super-silk that conducts electricity
October 12, 2016, 2:09 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
The enhanced silk was also 50 percent stronger than the regular stuff.
Bionic leaf converts solar energy into liquid fuel
August 12, 2016, 1:13 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Photovoltaic cells convert the sun's energy into electricity — but what if solar energy could instead be converted directly into liquid fuel?
Development of bomb-sniffing cyborg locusts officially underway
July 6, 2016, 1:03 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
The Office of Naval Research hopes to harness locusts' powerful sense of smell to protect soldiers on the battlefield.
Could lights illuminated by bioluminescent bacteria replace electric lighting?
March 2, 2016, 4:25 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Imagine your city illuminated at night by glow stick-like lighting generated entirely from living organisms.
What your eye color says (and doesn't say) about you
February 29, 2016, 3:23 p.m. by John Donovan
Those baby blues mean something, but perhaps not what you think.
Has a professional soccer player just revolutionized the energy industry?
February 4, 2016, 8:50 a.m. by Sami Grover
Mathieu Flamini has been keeping a secret: He's developing a viable alternative to oil.
Super-sensing glove allows divers to feel objects deep underwater
January 5, 2016, 12:30 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
The glove essentially translates sonar into a sense of touch for its wearer.
Spiders sprayed with carbon nanotubes spin superstrong webs
May 11, 2015, 7:17 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Scientists still aren't entirely sure how the spiders make use of the carbon nanotubes, but their webs are the strongest ever recorded.
Drone flies after being installed with honeybee brain
April 24, 2015, 11:12 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Fleets of these 'artificial bees' could one day pollinate our crops just like real bees do.
'Mechanical' invisibility cloak inspired by the honeycomb
April 24, 2015, 8:10 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Researchers have learned how to compensate for imperfections in a honeycomb lattice that could lead to new advances in architecture.
New synthetic chameleon skin could lead to instant wardrobe changes
March 22, 2015, 10:25 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Technology could lead to the transformation of clothes, cars, buildings and even billboards.