Nanostructured ceramics could be used to build lighter, stronger airplanes and batteries.
Aboriginal Australians have been observing the skies for 50,000 years, but only now are their astronomical achievements coming to light.
Today’s medicines can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. The story of how two companies set prices for their costly new drugs suggests that the way we determine the value of such treatments will help decide the future of our health-care system.
The Solar System consists of distant gas giants and inner rocky planets separated by an asteroid belt. Now an elegant new theory explains how this structure arises
Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil says work is under way at Google to apply his theory of intelligence to understanding online information.
As the world grows hungrier for animal protein, insects could be the new way to feed livestock.
If you prefer beautiful routes over short ones, GPS mapping algorithms are of little use. But Yahoo researchers have come up with an approach that could change that.
Nobody has been able to trap electromagnetic waves inside a metamaterial and then release them again. Until now.
Urban heat islands are not inevitable, but the product of dark roofs, black pavement, and loss of vegetation. A “cool communities” approach would lower air-conditioning use and make the air healthier.