Inspired by the aroma of ancient paper, scientists are documenting the odours of a stately British home in a bid to preserve historical smells for posterity.
Imagine a milk carton sending you an alert on smartphone when its content is about to go out-of-date. This could soon be possible, thanks to the researchers who have fabricated for the first time printed transistors consisting entirely of two-dimensional nano-materials.
Microscopic molecular vehicles piloted by chemists and physicists will line up in the world’s first nano-car race in France this month — but don’t expect to see anything with the naked eye.
Facebook on Thursday launched its digital assistant named “M” for US users of its Messenger application, ramping up the social network’s efforts in artificial intelligence.
Machine guns. Tanks. Chemical weapons. Warplanes. Submarines. Trench coats. Wristwatches.
Mining companies chasing the kind of technological breakthroughs made long ago in the manufacture of cars and mobile phones have unveiled eye-catching innovations ranging from vast drills and remote-controlled trucks to second-by-second data analysis.
Scientists are getting closer to building life from scratch and technology pioneers are taking notice, with record sums moving into a field that could deliver novel drugs, materials, chemicals and even perfumes.
Elizabeth Hausler had no idea that the skills she learnt working as a bricklayer in her father’s company in a small town outside Chicago would lead to a career helping thousands of people to rebuild their homes after disasters.
Cities must find ways to tap major private investment fast if they are to build the “green” infrastructure needed to help prevent global warming reaching dangerous levels, experts say.
Chile’s Atacama desert may seem to contain little besides red-grey rocks and sand — but scientists are busy searching here for clues to life in a place it much resembles: Mars.