Researchers are trying to crack open an extremely common source of electricity – vibrations.

Algae have provided a new tool to enhance optogenetics – a technique using light to watch and control neurons in the brain.

An international team has developed a series of maps showing how fast and in which direction local climates have shifted, to illuminate species at risk worldwide.

A university project using advanced technologies to look for crude oil has sold for $76 million.

A Danish man has become the first in the world to be fitted with a prosthetic hand that can feel.

A marine sponge may provide a new treatment for some forms of leukaemia and other cancers.

An Australian research team has found indications that a set of drugs for a blood disorder may be able to treat both stomach and bowel cancer.

Timing is indeed crucial, with a new paper finding time is the difference between fear and surprise in facial expressions.

Just as answering one question leads to several more, developments in one scientific field often create entirely new areas of study.

New research could shake our understanding of the origins of life on Earth, setting the date back about a billion years.

Engineers have created an LED consisting of a single molecule, reaching the end point on the race to make miniature light sources.

A team from the University of Queensland is not so sure about Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle.

A new study has assessed how difficult it is for fish to swim through large waves, and it turns out that many have little choice but to go with the flow.

The federal government has provided $14.5 million to fund the creation of a Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity – which will look to reduce the damage of fatigue and poor alertness on workplace safety and productivity.

A new technique could allow plant matter to be turned into a gasoline-like fuel, opening up the possibility of bio-fuels beyond diesel substitutes.

A new technique could help scientists sift through space dust for the ingredients to make life.

German physicists are moving from calculation to construction on a project that hopes to build an engine powered by a single particle.

Engineers are once again referring to the great catalogue of nature for their next robotic design.

Iceland is going deep for its next new energy supply - drilling a 2.1 kilometre hole through the Earth’s crust to draw power from its liquid interior.

Many who work with autistic children and adults are aware of the habit of ‘withdrawal into self’, but a new study has shed some light on where the characteristic might come from.

The United States’ Department of Energy has posted a video to show the construction of an incredibly large neutrino detector.

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