Scientists closer to creating a 'Star Trek'-style replicator
July 1, 2015, 3:23 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Capable of materializing objects out of thin air, replicators are as close to magic as it gets.
Why we have a leap second today
June 30, 2015, 9:43 a.m. by Laura Geggel, LiveScience
This year's leap second isn't expected to wreak havoc with computers.
Bridge to be 3-D printed across Amsterdam canal (by a robot, naturally)
June 18, 2015, 1:35 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Bridge construction in the Dutch city bids vaarwel to human hands, says hallo to autonomous robot arms.
Stretchy 'origami batteries' could power smart clothing
June 16, 2015, 11:09 a.m. by Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience
Even while sewn into a stretchy wristband, the folded batteries could power a device.
Soft robotic tentacles pick up ant without crushing it
June 12, 2015, 2:14 p.m. by Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience
These inflatable coils spiral and move like the tentacles of an octopus.
Color-changing 'squid skin' designed in lab
June 11, 2015, 1:39 p.m. by Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience
In addition to camouflage, the fake skin could make for some eye-catching clothes.
Google launches Sidewalk Labs to develop technology for smart cities
June 11, 2015, 12:13 p.m. by Lloyd Alter
We're at the start of a historical transformation in cities, as everything and everybody gets connected.
Fireworks: The science behind the ba-boom ... ahhh
June 10, 2015, 5 p.m. by John Donovan
Creating a crowd-pleasing display takes a bit of scientific know-how and a little artistic imagination.
Shady science: How the brain remembers colors
June 8, 2015, 2:33 p.m. by Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
Categories are important in how people identify and recall colors, but those categories can get blurry.