In the never-ending hunt for new designs that jump, pump, or run faster and better, scientists are finding inspiration in nature. The field of biomimicry blurs boundaries between living things -- like the butterfly’s proboscis or the flea's powerful legs…
By Miles O'Brien
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, a young girl born without bones in one of her hands can now play just like her sisters thanks to an innovative 3-D printed prosthetic. Mary Williams, a Gwen Ifill Legacy Fellow…
“By building it themselves, they’ll probably remember it for the rest of their lives," said the Salvadori Center’s executive director Kenn Jones.
By Larisa Epatko
An autonomous robot can now assemble an IKEA chair without a manual in less than 21 minutes, which is an odd but significant milestone in artificial intelligence and robotics.
By Nsikan Akpan
By Andrew Bossone
People in the Rockaways said they want better infrastructure than before Hurricane Sandy, but New York City officials have been slow to provide it.
By Elliott Kennerson, KQED Science
Current medical adhesives work well outside the body, but the challenge is making adhesives for the human body's watery internal environment. Enter the caddisfly.
Scientists use a telescope in Chile to complete a survey of the coldest parts of the Milky Way's galactic plane.
By PBS NewsHour
In Cleveland, a special school-to-work program leads community college students to jobs at a local steel plant where hundreds of workers are expected to start retiring. Special correspondent Amy Hansen from WVIZ/PBS Idea Stream reports in a preview of American…
Before the digital revolution hit the movie industry, the projector used in movie theaters was an evolution of the Phantoscope, developed by Charles Francis Jenkins, who was born nearly 150 years ago on Saturday.
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