On-demand smartphone apps are known for addressing the whims and desires of the comfortable. It turns out they can also serve the greater good.
Ford owners in London, Portland, Chicago, Washington and the Bay Area will be able to rent their cars to other drivers.
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have designed a system that allows its VelociRoach robot to launch an ornithopter micro-aerial vehicle.
Some West African chimps enjoy taking a sip of grandma's cough medicine by sucking alcoholic sap from leaves and even drinking enough to get visibly intoxicated.
Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley have developed algorithms that allow robots to learn by making mistakes -- just like a real person.
The makers of H1Z1, an open-world zombie survival game, gave a small number of banned players a way to get their accounts back: Openly admit (and apologize for) their transgressions, and post the video to YouTube.
Technically Incorrect: Meditation and mindfulness may be milestones on the road to bliss, but you may also end up in a ditch of despair, says a brain expert.
If you have the right strain of yeast and some sugar, whipping up drugs in your kitchen would be almost as easy as brewing a batch of beer.
Some colleges are now using software programs and algorithms to pair up first-year students. Much like online dating, it's all based on compatibility.
A new technique for salvaging recordings from delicate antiques has allowed Thomas Edison's talking dolls to find their lost voices.