Smart cars are already at the point where they can detect danger and react faster than a driver can. And to help ensure that a vehicle can actually stop in time to avoid an accident, a Swedish company has designed an emergency brake that grabs onto the road using extreme suction. Read more >>
Turning a cube into a rotating multi-coloured puzzle isn’t terribly difficult. For other shapes, though, you need to figure out the perfect way to ensure every sub-section can rotate freely. Thankfully there’s software that can do that for you. Read More >>
Owls are often considered nature’s stealth fighters, and it turns out their ability to silently is a result of a unique wing structure not found in any other bird. Now that researchers know the owl’s secret.
Research involving human subjects is littered with a history of scandal that often shapes people’s views of the ethics of research. From Edward Jenner's smallpox vaccine, to the research in Nazi concentration camps
A quick YouTube search reveals countless Super Mario World speedruns by some of the game’s most skilled players. MarI/O can keep up with the best of them, even though it’s actually just a piece of advanced learning software made up of virtual neural networks. See more >>
With the potential to revolutionise everything from busking to children’s parties, a researcher named Raffaello D’Andrea has built a simple sensor-less machine using four strategically placed paddles that are able to juggle four balls in the air with surprising accuracy. Read more >>
A commercial airliner with multiple engines can limp to a runway if one of them fails. But a small plane, driven by just a single propeller, is in more serious trouble when its engine stops. So researchers have created a tiny electric backup.