The Discovery Files
The bug stops here! Fixing online hang-ups -- that frustrating spinning wheel that never stops
You've experienced them: Hang bugs -- when software gets stuck but doesn't crash.
What can a sponge teach us about engineering?
Bioinspired architecture could pave the way for stronger, lighter structures.
Mimicing locusts could improve collision avoidance
Why don't the millions of insects in a locust swarm collide with each other?
Did early modern humans and Neanderthals live in the same area concurrently?
Modern humans arrived in the westernmost part of Europe about 5000 years earlier than known.
Study suggests at least 11 fish species are capable of walking
A fish gets a walk-on part!
Can a weather system in East Asia help predict hurricane frequency in the U.S.?
Scientists may have found a new influence on how Atlantic hurricanes develop.
Turmeric -- the spice -- can help a puppy dog's eyes...and maybe ours too
Findings show that turmeric, a spice, shows promise in decreasing ocular inflammation in dogs.
Artificial intelligence may help predict earthquakes and volcanoes
Researchers using deep learning find subtle signals of an impending event.
Inspired by nature's inventions of claws and scales, this new tech could be a real "shoe-in"
Taking inspiration from claws and scales found in nature, a new kirigami shoe sole technology.
You're going to live in a quantum future
Sooner than we may once have imagined, new technologies will leverage quantum properties
After 100 million years of sleep, ancient microbes wake up.
Wrap, Trap and Zap
A new water treatment method is a “wrap, trap and zap" for antibiotic-resistant bugs.
Researchers are using tech from space to help take steps forward on the ground.
A new handheld device delivers fast, easy results on water quality.
A new multifunctional nanofiber protects against explosions.
When it comes to your health, your smartwatch may soon be getting smarter. A wristed development!
Finding the ancient Maya civilization's oldest, largest shrine shows they did it "Maya-way."
Butterfly-inspired technology to help on-screen images "get real."
Killing coronavirus with a handheld ultraviolet light may be feasible.
A "NICE" advance toward repairing bone tissue using 3D printing.
Giving plants a better "shot" at survival with a precision, microneedle injection system.
Sensitive to pollen? Don’t count on rain to clear the air.
A new discovery about fat could help lead to some new therapies.
What drove the evolutionary development of creativity?
Study for an exam while you sleep by taking musical notes?
New evidence that modern humans and Neanderthals share a tangled genetic history.
A Leg Up
Testing the latest assistive running technologies. We’ve got the rundown!
Turning your home’s wasted energy into electricity
A simulated brain swap to explore a perplexing question.
New shoes powered by Artificial Intelligence unlock the secrets of your sole.