A Mexican Physicist Solved a 2,000-Year Old Problem That Will Lead to Cheaper, Sharper Lenses

Photo: Sam Rutherford (Gizmodo) It’s a problem that plagues even the priciest of lenses, manufactured to…

A Wearable Robotic Tail Turns Anyone Into a Furry With Improved Balance

There are lots of companies who make wearable tails for humans, but they’re usually for cosplay…

Contact Lenses That Can Change Focus and Zoom When You Blink Move Closer to Reality

Believe it or not, contact lenses are still an option for those who wear glasses that…

Watch This Flying Drone Shrink Like Ant-Man to Squeeze Through Small Spaces

We’ve come up with lots of unique ways to use drones—from scorching the earth to delivering…

Wearable Muscle Stimulators Can Speed Up Human Reflexes to Create Instant Superheroes

It’s hard not to be envious of Spider-Man’s ability to dodge attacks using his superhuman reflexes…

This Sad Robot Made From Random Twigs Has to Teach Itself to Get Around

Watching Boston Dynamics’ ATLAS robot backflip its way through a parkour course is impressive, but those…

The Alaska Governor’s Proposed Budget Cuts Would Be a Disaster for US Climate Research

Photo: AP It’s not just the Alaskan landscape that’s on fire right now. The university system…

Stanford’s Eye-Tracking Glasses Automatically Focus On Whatever You’re Looking At

If you don’t already deal with a condition called presbyopia, you probably will by your mid-40s.…

MIT Created a Better Rain-Deflecting Material That’s Like a Force Field For Liquids

We’ve already figured out how to treat surfaces so that liquids, like spilled food or raindrops,…

We’re Going to Mistake the Drones of the Future for Annoying Flying Insects

GIF: Harvard School of Engineering (YouTube) Harvard’s robotic flying bee has been in development for well…