A sensor inspired by an African thumb piano could root out bogus medicines

An inexpensive, user-friendly device that’s based on an mbira could help identify counterfeit and contaminated medications.

This flying robot could reveal secrets of the aerial world of insects

A new winged robot with the exceptional agility of a fruit fly could lend insight into…

Here’s how graphene could make future electronics superfast

Graphene-based electronics that operate at terahertz frequencies would be much speedier successors to today’s silicon-based devices.

‘Accessory to War’ probes the uneasy alliance between space science and the military

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang’s ‘Accessory to War’ grapples with the millennia-old partnership between space…

New images reveal how an ancient monster galaxy fueled furious star formation

Scientists were able to see the abundance of star-forming gas and dust in a giant galaxy…

A new material harnesses light to deice surfaces

A new sun-powered material could someday melt the ice off airplane wings, wind turbines and rooftops.

The massive Mars dust storm is waning. Now, will Opportunity wake?

With a global dust storm on Mars finally passing, NASA hopes that its Opportunity rover will…

The strength of gravity has been measured to new precision

Researchers have measured Newton’s gravitational constant, known as Big G, with the greatest precision yet.

Here’s how to bend spaghetti to your will

Researchers have discovered how to snap spaghetti sticks without sending bits of pasta flying.

Lithium-oxygen batteries are getting an energy boost

A new version of the lithium-oxygen battery could pack more energy and last longer than its…