Mechanical engineers at Stanford University have developed a robot that grows like a vine
Physics is the science of matter, energy, space and time. It looks both inward and outward, from the smallest subatomic particle to the vastness of the universe—and yet it is also intensely practical. Physics begins with the everyday physical world around us—the blue of the sky, the colors of the rainbow, the fall of an apple, the motions of the moon. What's happening here? Why do things work this way?
A team of researchers has created a highly sensitive soft capacitive sensor made of silicone and fabric that moves and flexes with the human body to unobtrusively and accurately detect movement
For surfers, finding the "sweet spot," the most powerful part of the wave, is a thrill and a challenge
A team of researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University has created battery-free folding robots that are capable of complex, repeatable movements powered and controlled through a wireless magnetic field
A team of National Science Foundation-funded researchers from Georgia Tech has developed a way to use 3-D printers to create objects capable of expanding dramatically
Deep inside the remains of an exploded star lies a twisted knot of newly minted molecules and dust
New research at the University of Michigan calls into question the longstanding computer science tenet that software can automatically trust hardware sensors, which feed autonomous systems with fundamental data they need to make decisions
New research by Florida State University Professor Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt shows that plutonium doesn't exactly work the way scientists thought it did
When trying to be heard over noise, humans and other animals raise their voices
In Washington, D.C., on June 2, 2017 visitors were given a free guided tour of the sky at the 8th annual astronomy festival on the National Mall.
A team of astronomers at The Ohio State University watched a star disappear and possibly become a black hole
A paper-thin, flexible device created at Michigan State University not only can generate energy from human motion, it can act as a loudspeaker and microphone as well
This multiple award-winning semi-documentary animation visualizes human communication from the Stone Age to today and beyond
Research from Rice University's Laboratory for Nanophotonics could expand the color palette for companies in the fast-growing market for glass windows that change color at the flick of an electric switch
The Mechanics of Slender Structures lab at Boston University aims to answer the question, "How do objects change shape?"
Researchers have solved a problem hindering development of highly sensitive optical devices made of a material called graphene, an advance that could bring applications from imaging and displays to sensors and high-speed communications.
The Green Bank Telescope studied the relative distribution of silicon isotopes in the Milky Way, revealing that our galaxy may be more efficient at mixing its contents than previously assumed.
Jellyfish and eels may seem like weak and useless creatures, but what if the process of evolution shaped them to move through the water using little to no energy?
Carnegie-Mellon University assistant professor Aswin Sankaranarayanan talks about how his lab builds infrared cameras to take high-resolution images by studying how light interacts with materials.