MIT designs robotic cheetah
Sarah Sullivan - 8 hours ago
MIT designs robotic cheetah
MIT designs robotic cheetah that can jump and run like a regular cheetah.
Super PAC set to fund Hillary Clinton 2016 run Super PAC set to fund Hillary Clinton 2016 run
Ella Vincent - Jan 24, 2014
Will she run for president?
Bryan Cranston portrays LBJ in Broadway debut Bryan Cranston portrays LBJ in Broadway debut
Ella Vincent - Jan 24, 2014
Bryan Cranston is riding high following his recent wins for lead actor in a drama series at the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild.
Bats pull an NSA on frogs' love calls Bats pull an NSA on frogs' love calls
Ross Cronkrite - Jan 23, 2014
During his mating call, the male túngara frog's vocal sac unceasingly inflates and deflates, much like a pulsing balloon.
Scientists discover first new Amazonian dolphin species in 100 years Scientists discover first new Amazonian dolphin species in 100 years
Ian Lang - Jan 23, 2014
Scientists hope for protected status for rare new species of river dolphin
Low atmospheric CO2 acts as a 'carbon starvation' brake Low atmospheric CO2 acts as a 'carbon starvation' brake
Ross Cronkrite - Jan 23, 2014
When the concentration of CO2 drops from 1500 ppm to 200 ppm, weathering rates decrease by a third, reducing the ability of forests to eliminate CO2 from the atmosphere.
Conservationists scramble to halt extinction of sharks and rays Conservationists scramble to halt extinction of sharks and rays
Ian Lang - Jan 23, 2014
As much as one quarter of Earth's cartilaginous fish are at risk of extinction.
Mediterranean diet may be the best for heart health Mediterranean diet may be the best for heart health
Ian Lang - Jan 23, 2014
Adding either nuts or olive oil to the Mediterranean diet decreases risk of PAD
Beleaguered quarterback Vince Young files bankruptcy Beleaguered quarterback Vince Young files bankruptcy
Ian Lang - Jan 22, 2014
Bankruptcy is just the latest turn in Young's increasingly murky financial quagmire
Princeton study suggests Facebook will die out like the plague Princeton study suggests Facebook will die out like the plague
Ian Lang - Jan 22, 2014
Facebook might follow the same decline as MySpace, but evidence is shaky
Diet soda is probably making you even fatter Diet soda is probably making you even fatter
Ian Lang - Jan 22, 2014
Rather than helping dieters cut back, diet sodas are linked to increased calorie consumption
I can has nanotube? Scientists create cat-like 'whiskers' for robots I can has nanotube? Scientists create cat-like 'whiskers' for robots
Ian Lang - Jan 22, 2014
New electronic whiskers are 10x more sensitive than anything previously developed
Sunlight may help reduce high blood pressure, study finds Sunlight may help reduce high blood pressure, study finds
Rina Shah - Jan 22, 2014
Nitric oxide stored in the top layers of the skin reacts to sunlight and causes blood vessels to widen as the oxide moves into the bloodstream.
Researchers identify brain mechanism linked to cocaine addiction Researchers identify brain mechanism linked to cocaine addiction
Rina Shah - Jan 22, 2014
The discovery could provide a potential drug target for anti-addiction medications.
Dark matter strands seen for the first time Dark matter strands seen for the first time
Charli Kerns - Jan 22, 2014
Scientists glimpse dark matter for the first time.
Think a Facebook 'like' is harmless? You may be getting scammed Think a Facebook 'like' is harmless? You may be getting scammed
Ian Lang - Jan 21, 2014
Facebook scammers use heart-wrenching stories to farm "likes" from users
Don't panic, but the Milky Way Galaxy is forming 'inside out' Don't panic, but the Milky Way Galaxy is forming 'inside out'
Ian Lang - Jan 21, 2014
Study shows that Galaxy gets its distinctive shape due to outer reaches forming slower than inner areas
Scientists add a peephole to Schrödinger's box Scientists add a peephole to Schrödinger's box
Ian Lang - Jan 21, 2014
Direct measurement process allows physicists to measure quantum states quickly and accurately
We're still bad at passwords: '123456' most popular password on Earth We're still bad at passwords: '123456' most popular password on Earth
Ian Lang - Jan 20, 2014
Despite tighter restrictions, most people still opt for easily-exploited passwords
Global warming will double our El Niño misery Global warming will double our El Niño misery
Ian Lang - Jan 20, 2014
The world braces for catastrophe as scientists predict extreme El Niño events every 10 years
Hershey's to build 3D chocolate printer Hershey's to build 3D chocolate printer
Craig Manning - Jan 20, 2014
So far, 3D printing has utilized common manufacturing materials, such as plastic and metal.
Nanotubes make solar cells more efficient Nanotubes make solar cells more efficient
Ian Lang - Jan 20, 2014
Carbon nanotube technology turns heat into an asset when it comes to efficiency
Sacramento Kings bring Google Glass to basketball Sacramento Kings bring Google Glass to basketball
Craig Manning - Jan 20, 2014
The Kings will debut the new Google Glass program on January 24, in a game against the Indiana Pacers.
Nintendo: we failed to differentiate the Wii U from the Wii Nintendo: we failed to differentiate the Wii U from the Wii
Craig Manning - Jan 19, 2014
At best, the Wii U has always seemed like little more than a sequel to the original Wii.
These tiny self-propelled bio-bots swim like sperm [VIDEO] These tiny self-propelled bio-bots swim like sperm [VIDEO]
Ross Cronkrite - Jan 19, 2014
"It's the minimal amount of engineering – just a head and a wire," one engineer said.
Russian teen behind Target data breach: report Russian teen behind Target data breach: report
Craig Manning - Jan 19, 2014
The teen was the author of the software that gave cyber criminals access to retail payment terminals.
Sperm-like bio-bots invade alien world of aquatic micro-organisms Sperm-like bio-bots invade alien world of aquatic micro-organisms
Ross Cronkrite - Jan 18, 2014
Engineers start by constructing the body of the bio-bot from a flexible polymer.
250+ dolphins await slaughter, captivity in Japan's Taiji Cove: conservationists 250+ dolphins await slaughter, captivity in Japan's Taiji Cove: conservationists
Ross Cronkrite - Jan 18, 2014
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society reportedly streamed live footage of the dolphin capture.
Secretive Google-X division unveils smart contact lens  Secretive Google-X division unveils smart contact lens
Rina Shah - Jan 18, 2014
"There's still a lot more work to do to turn this technology into a system that people can use," Google says.
Steve Jobs' biographer slams Apple: Google is taking over Steve Jobs' biographer slams Apple: Google is taking over
NAT_admin - Jan 18, 2014
A recent article proclaimed that Google was winning the innovation war over Apple, but is it?
Spam attack: You've got mail (from your refrigerator) Spam attack: You've got mail (from your refrigerator)
Ian Lang - Jan 18, 2014
Lack of security leaves smart appliances wide open to cyberattacks
Report: driver's Google Glass ticket dismissed Report: driver's Google Glass ticket dismissed
Craig Manning - Jan 17, 2014
When Cecilia Abadie was ticketed for her Google Glass-related offense, she quickly took to the internet, posting pictures of her ticket on Google +.
Rough surfaces could one day lead to more energy-efficient ships Rough surfaces could one day lead to more energy-efficient ships
Ross Cronkrite - Jan 17, 2014
Eventually, "properly designed" rough surfaces may coat the undersides of ships.
Johnny Depp pops question to Amber Heard, she says 'yes' Johnny Depp pops question to Amber Heard, she says 'yes'
Ian Lang - Jan 17, 2014
The two met on the set of "Rum Diaries" and have reportedly been engaged since Christmas Eve.
One-percent measure of the universe constrains dark energy One-percent measure of the universe constrains dark energy
Charli Kerns - Jan 17, 2014
A universe might not be flat if dark energy was distributed unevenly throughout it, warping the curvature of spacetime.
Refrigerator takes part in malicious cyber army Refrigerator takes part in malicious cyber army
Craig Manning - Jan 17, 2014
For the safety and greater good of the cyber-security industry, consumers need to protect their smart devices in order to cut down on bot-net numbers.
Man's best friend was probably never a wolf Man's best friend was probably never a wolf
Ian Lang - Jan 17, 2014
Rather than simply evolving from one to another, wolves and dogs have a very complex past
Cost of giving birth varies wildly, study reveals Cost of giving birth varies wildly, study reveals
Rina Shah - Jan 17, 2014
The researchers conducted a cross-sectional study of all privately insured patients admitted to California hospitals in 2011 for uncomplicated vaginal delivery or uncomplicated cesarean section.
Doomsday Clock still says we're '5 minutes' away from apocalypse Doomsday Clock still says we're '5 minutes' away from apocalypse
Ian Lang - Jan 17, 2014
Metaphorical Doomsday Clock says we're still perilously close to the possibility of technological catastrophe
Americans are making healthier food choices, USDA report says Americans are making healthier food choices, USDA report says
Rina Shah - Jan 16, 2014
Americans are consuming slightly less saturated fat and a bit more fiber, the study shows.
FDA warns of flammable wart removers FDA warns of flammable wart removers
Rina Shah - Jan 16, 2014
Over-the-counter wart removers are regulated by the FDA as medical devices.