Science

Technology

This Polymer Device Can 'Walk' When Illuminated

The device itself has just two parts: a rectangular frame and a piece of special polymer material that can 'undulate and ... propel itself forward under the influence of light.'
Science

How Scientists Are Hacking Cancer

A cell therapy known as CAR-T is so promising that researchers are now trying to deal with a new problem -- how to keep up with demand.
Innovation Now

How Genetic Engineering Fixed My Stupid Back

Decades worth of the genetic research helped create the treatments that finally cured my back.
Innovation Now

Watch KFC Launch a Chicken Sandwich Into Space

'You can imagine when we first heard about flying a chicken sandwich to space, we thought it was hilarious,' says World View CEO Jane Poytner.
Innovation Now

Apparently, a Geek Index Is a Thing That Exists

Researchers can chart exactly how geeky you are.
Kickstarter

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Launches Kickstarter for Video Game

'Space Odyssey' players will terraform planets, build colonies and embark on missions.
Goals

This Weird Tip Can Help You Clear Your Mind

Start with a literal clean slate.
Innovation Now

If You're Open Minded, Research Says You Might Do This

A new study finds that this trait lets you perceive more than one thing at a time.
NASA

NASA Preps to 'Touch' the Sun With Parker Solar Probe

NASA's Parker Solar Probe is scheduled to depart Earth next summer and make its way to the sun's atmosphere, the corona, about 4 million miles from its surface.
Innovation Now

11 Startups Taking Advantage of Business Opportunities in Space

From 3D printed rockets to inflatable habitats, these companies are pushing humanity further out in the cosmos.
Google

Explore the World With Google Earth's New 'Voyager' Feature

The real star of the new Google Earth, now on Chrome and Android, is Voyager, which the company calls 'a showcase of interactive guided tours.'