World's first man-made photosynthetic 'leaf' could produce oxygen for astronauts
July 30, 2014, 4:45 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Breakthrough technology could make long-distance space travel feasible, clean our air here on Earth, and even combat global warming.
World's most advanced encryption codes discovered by analyzing human biology
April 5, 2014, 10:10 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Signals that coordinate the rhythms of our heart and lungs offer inspiration for creating 'unbreakable' security codes.
DARPA launches biotech security branch
April 3, 2014, 9:29 a.m. by Denise Chow, LiveScience
One of the division's main focuses will be on developing new techniques to identify and protect against infectious diseases.
Scientists create 'living materials' using E. coli
March 24, 2014, 9:03 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
The new materials could one day be used for building devices that have the properties of living things, such as the ability to self-heal.
Behold, the freaky leech that can stay alive at 321 degrees below zero
January 30, 2014, 11:06 a.m. by John Platt
Using brain meld, scientist remotely controls colleague in another building
August 28, 2013, 11:54 a.m. by Melissa Breyer
The breakthrough could lead to a number of uses, such as helping disabled people send distress signals through their thoughts.
How biotechnology could revive extinct animals
August 26, 2013, 11:49 a.m. by Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
Researchers are setting their sights to resurrecting passenger pigeons and woolly mammoths, but would it do more harm than good?
Billionaires could live forever by putting their brains in robots
June 19, 2013, 12:13 p.m. by John Platt
Russian tycoon Dmitry Itskov says the technology will be a reality by 2045.
Bioluminescent art: Beautiful bacteria glow in the dark
June 13, 2013, 11:47 a.m. by Anna Norris
Bioluminescent art blends science and creativity to create images that can only be seen in the dark.
How salamanders regenerate parts
May 20, 2013, 3:34 p.m. by Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
Immune cells called macrophages are at the center of the salamander's ability to regrow limbs and regenerate parts of organs.