Will future planetary rovers use whiskers to guide themselves around?
Nanofilm rivals human fingertip in sensitivity to textures
Antiseptic from hand soap ends up on crops, but health risks are unknown
Nanomaterial plucks moisture from the air
Modified yeast mass produces important ingredient for antimalaria drug
Electronic lens that switches focus could someday replace bifocal lenses
New class of optical tweezers has infinite range of motion
Optics technology gets wired
New study shrinks training gap between U.S. and India, China
Waves of electrons on surfaces of metals could lead to devices that shuttle light much like microchips manipulate charge
Experts present surprising new data at Senate hearing
New web-shaped material could allow machines to sense pressure and temperature
New modifications may someday make electronic chips as ubiquitous as bar codes
New technique harnesses light and electrical force to move microscopic objects
Twisting and turning, a stack of high-tech robotic blocks replicates itself
Scientists develop robots that walk the way people do
New nano-machines are powered by heart cells
When the temperature falls, the smart suit shuts off heat-stealing water flow
The body may work against itself to expend energy more effectively
Researchers use holograms to separate fact from forgery
U.K. panel urges caution until health and environmental effects are known
Falling foam takes most of the blame but plenty's left for NASA
Scholars say more nuclear power will help reduce U.S. carbon emissions
Technique puts nanowires one step closer to mass production
Robots will race from Los Angeles to Las Vegas for a $1 million prize
Vibrating insoles might improve balance in the elderly
New device measures snake's deadly squeeze
Researchers say several years and $40 million needed to fully understand how the towers toppled
Sound waves help filters with big pores catch the smallest crumbs
Sculptured exoskeleton transforms fog into drinking water
Sandwiched disk quadruples capacity
Engineering prizes go to developers of Internet, pacemaker
A pterosaur could soar--but can a plane that mimics it?
Sci-fi step isn't as threatening as it sounds
Building to recreate early photosynthesis experiment
Researchers score big gains from transistor with superconducting layers
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