While engineers have had success building tiny, insect-like robots, programming them to behave autonomously like real insects continues to present technical challenges.
Engineers program tiny robots to move, think like insects
Breakthrough research from The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and The University of Vermont (UVM) could lead to a dramatic reduction in the cost and energy consumption of high-speed internet connections.
Discovery could reduce cost, energy for high-speed Internet connections
Laser-driven fusion energy is a realistic goal and one within reach, according to a new paper published in the journal Laser and Particle Beams.
Lasers could soon trigger fusion energy
A scientific body backed by Stephen Hawking is investigating whether a cigar-shaped object that zipped through our solar system earlier this year could have been an alien spaceship.
Even Hawking thinks mysterious cigar-shaped asteroid 'Oumuamua' could be an alien spaceship
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The discovery of an eighth planet circling the distant star Kepler-90 by University of Texas at Austin astronomer Andrew Vanderburg and Google's Christopher Shallue overturns our solar system's status as having the highest number of known planets. We're now in a tie.
Discovery of new planet reveals distant solar system to rival our own
The secrets of the 4,500-year-old Great Pyramid of Giza on the outskirts of Cairo are set to be revealed thanks to robots.
Great Pyramid of Giza: Scientists set to uncover 4,500-year-old mystery using robots
As the intrepid space probe prepares to carry out the ‘farthest exploration in the history of mankind’, experts are not sure how many rocks they will be studying with the possibility the target is hiding a moon.
Scientists admit they have never seen anything like secret moon discovery
Researchers at Columbia Engineering, experts at manipulating matter at the nanoscale, have made an important breakthrough in physics and materials science, recently reported in Nature Nanotechnology.
Engineers create artificial graphene in a nanofabricated semiconductor structure
One of the world's 7,000 languages vanishes every other week, and half — including scores of indigenous North American languages — might not survive the 21st century, experts say.
Borrowing a leaf from biology to preserve threatened languages

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