A Michigan baby’s life was saved by the insertion of a 3-D printed trachea at two months old.
Swivl is a sort of Roomba for Facetime. It swivels (hence the name) to track a speaker and capture video without the need for a dedicated cameraman. It’s especially useful in modern, video-enabled classrooms for online education.
NASA has thrown a $125,000 grant at a research project to bring 3D-printed pizza into our reality.
If you’ve ever spent more than 30 seconds thinking about it, you probably already assume that Google sort of acts as an external hard drive for your own gray matter. But does that mean we’re getting dumber? Or just that we’re thinking smarter, not harder?
For his entry in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, this teen created a realistic design for a car like Google’s self-driving cars. The big difference is that his version would be viable around the world, not just in super-rich enclaves like Silicon Valley.
He developed some of the coolest aerospace tech around. One of his experiments is on the International Space Station. He’s a Cornell prof. And now, he’s taking your questions on Reddit. We love the Internet.
Not content with the research side, NanoString places a lot of emphasis on its technology’s usefulness in clinical settings for present-day patient care. Unfortunately, one of the biggest risk factors for this IPO is the company’s consistent losses.
Editor’s Pick “We are trying to be the first to build the quantum computer,” says Crow. “When we do it, and we will do it eventually, it’s going to be bigger than the moon landing.”
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has charmed us from the International Space Station with music before. But his latest (and last) song from the ISS is a rousing cover of David Bowie’s classic “Space Oddity,” and the stunning visuals alongside it match the tune perfectly.
Guest Post Tesla made it clear that being a great entrepreneur — one who commercialized a critical standard that powers innovation 125 years later — isn’t necessarily about the money.
EarthRisk Technologies has developed a new model for predicting extreme weather events based on 60 years of data and 82 billion calculations.
ADAM is a bad-boy 10-kilowatt laser that is trailer-mounted, tracks targets up to 5 kilometers (about 3 miles) away, and destroys targets up to 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) away with its HEL beam.
To make it worth the substantial cost of shipping greenhouses, lighting, and other necessary equipment to the red planet, the missions need to be very long in duration — as long as 15 or even 20 years.
“This is turning out to be the most desired job in history,” said Mars One founder Bas Lansdorp. “Mars One is a mission representing all humanity will be justified only if people from the entire world are represented. I’m proud that this is exactly what we see happening.”
“Ring of fire” means different things to different people depending on whether they love Johnny Cash or buy Preparation H, but to solar astronomers, it means an annular eclipse.
Guest Post Science and creativity combine to make games that succeed.
A robotic arm, equipped with audio and video hardware, provides a direct link from the supervisor to the situation and machinery. The arm also contains a projector, so the supervisor can literally draw out a plan of attack and overlay it on the onsite engineer’s view.
MAVEN is going to dabble in atmospheric forensics, looking at Martian solar winds and gathering data to figure out a bit more about how the planet’s atmosphere decayed. You can use that as inspiration for your haiku.
For the first time, a tiny, insect-like robot flew in a video released today — the first step to an army of RoboBees.
In quantum hacking, messages are sent from Alice to Bob. But if the Institute for Quantum Computing’s contract hacker is successful, Eve gets the information instead.
Editor’s Pick Researchers use microscopic tools to create a stop-motion animated film with atoms.They also use it to create Star Trek images.
Virgin Galactic successfully paired up its SpaceShip2 spacecraft with a special rocket engine for its first flight as a unit. It goes fast.
The storm is the size of two Earths. Its eye alone is a massive 1,250 miles wide. Strangely, the storm has gravitated toward the planet’s north pole and exists without oceans and with very little water vapor.
“Can you hear me now?” For telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell, the answer is yes.
The Atom is a bicycle accessory that charges USB-powered devices using energy generated by the cyclist. This little 300 gram gadget mounts onto your bike and captures your kinetic energy while you cruise around town.
The company is looking for “mature and interesting” folks. Basically what that means is that there are no professional or academic prerequisites, and anyone can apply.
The White House is celebrating its third science fair today where you’ll see new biofuels, robots, and more. All from the kids of America.
I’m still pretty amazed that, as I go about my mundane daily routine, there will be two men performing a spacewalk from a football field-sized space station, which is getting livestreamed via Ustream today.
3D-printed space technology is no longer science fiction, as NASA and other space companies are making it a reality.
During a session titled “mobile frontiers” at DEMO Mobile, five startups presented their products that are pushing the boundaries of mobile computing. These entrepreneurs are combining advanced technology with huge, creative ideas to usher in the future for smartphones.
If you’ve always felt like a pioneer, but never had the opportunity, Mars One will begin accepting video applications to its Mars colonization project between now and July 2013.
My capacity for patience is quite low when it comes to waiting on my smartphone or tablet to charge. And I doubt I’m the only one.
Stanford researchers have come up with a reflective panel that not only bounces back solar radiation, it also reflects heat at a wavelength designed to send the infrared waves straight back into space.
Today Fenwick & West released a study stating that the number of life science financings continued to decline in 2012, falling by more than $5 billion over the past five years.
Researchers have successfully re-grown and implanted a kidney into a rat by washing away the cells of the last guy who used it.
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield walks us through how he sleeps in space.
Terahertz spectroscopy, the imaging technology used in airport body scanners, has uncovered a hidden, ancient fresco underneath a wall painting at the Louvre.
Check it out: We got a sneak peek at the Exploratorium’s new digs!
This feels like a good place to put a Russian reversal joke, but it’s too early in the day on the West Coast. Read on if you care about cosmonauts.
An Iranian scientist has invented a cheap time machine but won’t release it to the world, he says. And the Chinese are to blame.