For the first time, scientists have created life with genetic code that was developed from scratch.
Researchers say that these Crumpled carbon nanotube forests, or CNT forests, are a potential solution to the power needs of future wearable technology.
The material, that was created by accident, could be revolutionary in its use in batteries and electronics.
NASA has chosen the winner in its contest to design habitation for humans on Mars. It will be built on the red planet using a 3D printer and concrete made from pulverised Martian rocks.
Modern technology allows us to visualize data in ways which were unimaginable 100 years ago.
This growing acidification of the oceans, caused by changes in the climate, is becoming a serious problem for the production of shellfish around the world.
The future of farming is set to look very different - including even a potentially where we grow our crops without the need for soil.
The periodic table as we know it has not always been so straight forward. Over the years it has seen some creative (and confusing) adaptations.
New research suggests a period of drought lasting several hundred years coincided with the collapse of the Akkadian Empire.
Researchers at MIT have found a way to create nanoscale objects of nearly any shape. The system produces 3-D structures one thousandth the size of the originals.
MIT’s iconic product design class, known by its course number 2.009, showcased their creativity in this year's theme - danger.
Researchers have discovered how these minute creatures break down lignin in wood, an important process in creating biofuel.
The low-cost CUBO was designed by a 23-year-old graduate and won first prize in the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors' Cities of our Future competition.
MIT engineers have developed a technique to fabricate ultrathin semiconducting films made from a host of exotic materials other than silicon.
Advances in energy storage will rely on the continuing development of materials science.