Published March 03, 2011
There's no escaping it: Though the tractor beam is a staple of sci-fi space-faring scenarios, it's also extremely counter-intuitive. How does one pull something in via an outward-shooting beam? Surprisingly, a few Chinese researchers think they've found the answer.
Published January 24, 2011
Italian scientists claim to have successfully developed a cold fusion reactor that produces 12,400 watts of heat power per 400 watts of input. Not only that, but they’ll be commercially available in just three months. Maybe.
Published May 06, 2010
A breakthrough development in video camera design can automatically capture both near and far field images simultaneously, in high resolution. Could it transform digital video cameras?
Published January 21, 2010
NASA just unveiled its Puffin aircraft design, showing just how completely personal, electrically propelled flight could change the ways we live and get around.