A start-up aims to add new construction to the International Space Station to prep for a private sector orbital outpost
Machines that can read and react to social cues may be more acceptable companions and caretakers
A California company has built an automated system that vacuums the fruit straight off trees
Researchers use artificially intelligent bot programs to stimulate collaboration and make people more effective
The U.S. government claims a Syrian crematory is hiding mass prisoner killings
Scientist and author Gregory Benford discusses his latest book, The Berlin Project
They've been getting better for decades—but we've been demanding more of them
The Endless Runway Project poses a futuristic vision that the Netherlands Aerospace Center argues would allow aircraft to land and take off in any direction but the reality would be much different
DARPA is developing microscopic chips to help crack down on knockoff parts destined for weapons and satellite systems
An engineer measured the jumping height and jumps per minute of several mammals before finding the ideal model for a robot that can better maneuver through disaster zones
A new handheld device integrates LIDAR with a motion sensor, camera, processor and seven-inch touch screen to enable color mapping on the fly
You can't carry everything you need from Earth, so researchers made 3-D–printed shapes with mocked-up Mars dust
Archival mid-century footage could help physicists certify the safety and effectiveness of modern U.S. nuclear weapons
Lisa Klein, from the materials science and engineering department at Rutgers University, commented on the March for Science at an April 21 talk to the chemistry department at Lehman College in the Bronx.
Chemists will navigate molecular wagons along a tiny golden track
A new technique lets 3D printers create objects made of glass, which has optical and material advantages over traditional polymer.This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on April 19, 2017. It is a Nature Video production.
Scientists have found a way to pull water from the air using only energy from the sun
Most people struggle at the job we ask passport officers to do
3.3-million-year-old artifacts from Kenya upend the classic story of when and how humans became innovators
These plastic objects are designed to shape-shift when they warm up.