Stephen Ornes' Articles
- Scientists have identified what makes a squid's sucker teeth so strong. The findings may one day prove useful in medicine.
- A new technology uses high-frequency sound waves to create virtual objects you can feel. Its uses include better video games and safer driving.
- When the northern lights flare, blame the sun. Scientists say auroras “surge” when energy from solar wind builds up on the night side of the Earth.
- Forget tablets and cell phones. These flexible electronic devices stick to the skin and can perform many tasks, from taking your temp to tracking the sun’s tanning rays.
- Here’s how to make sense of the World Health Organization report that has just linked certain meats to a dangerous cancer.
- 3-D printing was only the beginning. Scientists are pursuing 4-D printing, creating objects that can move and interact with their surroundings.
- What's for dinner... tomorrow? Scientists are developing new foods to meet the demands of the growing population in a changing world.
- Earthquakes and landslides can create huge waves that travel across oceans.
- Retractions let scientific journals remove bogus studies from the record. It's part of a self-correction process that helps move science forward.
- Engineers have made a durable lithium-ion battery that can stretch to 150 percent of its original length. One day it could power wearable electronics.