It sounds like science fiction but scientists have developed a method to make bacteria produce diesel on demand. While the technology still faces many significant commercialization challenges, the diesel, produced by special strains of E.
For a society based around a disappearing fuel, to have bacteria producing diesel is pretty good!
Three smartphones destined to become low-cost satellites rode to space April 21, 2013 aboard the maiden flight of Orbital Science Corp.'s Antares rocket from NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia.
This is a funny little example of how far we've come. Just think, you might have the makings of a satellite right in your pocket!
Quite cool and interesting. Bio-logic circuits would be nice for a lot of medicine. Unmentioned in the article, a programed bacterium could dispense medication to a chronic paiteint constatnly or only dispspense the medication when a certain symptom arises.
Using a new kind of cloak that uses a very thin multilayer dielectric coating made of natural material, not metamaterial, researchers at Michigan Technological University demonstrated better cloaking efficiency than a similarly sized metamaterial...
Not exactly active camo, but definately getting there.
Examiner.com Ancient Mars Could Have Supported Life (Photos) Space.com The discovery that ancient Mars could have supported microbes raises the tantalizing possibility that life may have evolved on the Red Planet before it took root on Earth.
How do we really feel about non-sentient objects on a human level? A recent study found that humans have similar brain function when shown images of affection and violence being inflicted on robots and humans.
This may explain lots of people's feelings for R2-D2. This is also very important if we end up reaching artificial intellegence.
NASA's Kepler mission has discovered two new planetary systems that include three super-Earth-size planets in the "habitable zone," the range of distance from a star where the surface temperature of an orbiting planet might be suitable for liquid...
With more and more habitable zone planets, we've got more and more chance for life! Whats to say that "Star Wars" is in a galaxy far far away anymore and might not be our own celestial backyard?
The most powerful batteries on the planet are only a few millimeters in size, yet they pack such a punch that a driver could use a cellphone powered by these batteries to jump-start a dead car battery -- and then recharge the phone in the blink of...
Micro batteries for micro electronics. All of the lasers and lightsabers whose only issue was energy need wait no more!
An advance in micromotor technology akin to the invention of cars that fuel themselves from the pavement or air is opening the door to new medical and industrial uses for these tiny devices, scientists say.
No mini-subs with doctors in them, but these micro-motors could lead to nanobots that interact with diseases and cells on a doctor's order.
Film-maker and explorer hands one-man craft that plunged him to Pacific Ocean's deepest point to oceanographic institute (James Cameron donates Deepsea Challenger submarine to science http://t.co/RzQeD8azQO...
This is the kind of co-op we need. People with money using it for science. Besides, movie directors (or at least James Cameron) and scientists both work off the common cause of curiosity, right?