Microsoft researchers are developing autonomous drones that collect mosquitoes to look for early signs that potentially harmful viruses are spreading, with the goal of preventing disease outbreaks in humans.
Nasa's Mercury-orbiting spacecraft, Messenger, is going out with a bang this week, adding a hefty crater to the little planet closest to the sun.
Scientists on Wednesday said they had created a small robot that can recover from damage, in a step towards machines that mimic the remarkable adaptive powers of humans and animals.
Botox, a potent neurotoxin which is used to paralyse nerves to smooth out wrinkles and treat several illnesses, can reach the brain without causing side effects, which shows its use is safe, Australian researchers report in the Journal of Neuroscience.
A team of researchers here has created a stretchable and transparent sensor that could help robots read human facial expressions -- from smiling and frowning to brow-furrowing and eye-rolling.
Saturday’s will be the shortest lunar eclipse of the century – it is estimated to last for about 4 minutes 43 seconds -- when the moon just skims along towards the outer edge of the umbral shadow of the Earth.
Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have made it to the Guinness Book of World Records after creating the fastest rotating man-made object to date.
NASA's rover Curiosity has detected the first traces of nitrogen on the surface of Mars, a discovery that adds to the evidence that the red planet could have once supported life.
A massive 1,000-metre wide asteroid capable of wiping out an entire country is set to narrowly miss Earth while zooming past our planet at more than 37,000 kph, scientists say.
Scientists have produced a new map of the Moon's most unusual volcano showing that its explosive eruption 3.5 billion years ago spread debris over an area much greater than previously thought.
A solar-powered plane set off from Abu Dhabi Monday on a bid to make the first round-the-world tour, a marathon journey that will test its pilots’ endurance to the limit.
Nasa has asked scientists to consider ways that a Europa mission could search for evidence of alien life in the plumes of water vapour that apparently blast into space from Europa's south polar region.
Scientists have now turned smartphones into personal, real-time air pollution monitors.
The teams, one led by Mauricio Ortiz of the Centre for Astronomy of Heidelberg University (ZAH) and the other by Simona Ciceri of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg, report that the planet has six times the mass of Jupiter, but about the same size.
Scientists would soon be able to tell the exact measure of methane in the atmosphere with the help of a new, highly accurate instrument.