'Terminator' polymer can spontaneously self-heal in just two hours - ExtremeTech
Compared to human skin, this polymer moves very quickly -- and medical applications are just one possible area of interest ...
Disney’s Software Could Let You 3-D Print Your Own Mechanical Toys
Disney’s interest in bringing the magic of animation to the masses goes beyond moving images and into the physical world.
Voyager 1 is officially the first human-made object to leave our solar system
NASA thinks it's finally settled when Voyager 1 left our solar system: on or around August 25th, 2012. The first Voyager probe launched in 1977, but while it's indubitably passed into previously...
'Smart Camera' To Act As Brain In Future Space Rovers; Will It Help Find Aliens On Europa?
The TextureCam could allow space rovers to analyze rocks without the help of human eyes. It takes 20 minutes for NASA's communications with Curiosity to reach Mars (about 250 times slower than a 3G cell phone) making it impossible for scientists to navigate the robot in real-time.
Virgin Galactic's Record-Breaking SpaceShipTwo Test Flight Sets Stage for Passenger Trips By 2014
SpaceShipTwo is on track to begin commercial operations next year, Virgin Galactic officials say.
7-foot crab robot may be future of underwater exploration
Crabster CR200, designed to overcome mobility challenges in rough water, is also a frighteningly awesome-looking robot.
NASA Hubble Telescope Discovers New Neptune Moon, Meet S/2004 N 1 [PHOTOS]
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope was able to capture a new Neptune Moon, S/2004 N1, in photos taken between 2004 and 2009.
Clock could 'redefine the second'
Tests on an alternative atomic clock - known as an optical lattice clock - suggest that it could be used to redefine what a second is.
Design of Asiana’s 777 Allowed Passengers Speedy Escape
From mostly empty fuel tanks to a tail-first strike slowing the plane, the crash of Asiana Airlines Inc.’s Flight 214 became a story of survivability instead of disaster.
Ant abilities could aid robot design
A study showing how ants tunnel their way through confined spaces could aid the design of search and rescue robots, say scientists.