Through the wonders of microbial alchemy, researchers have discovered a bacterium that can create solid 24-karat gold. The bacteria Cupriavidus metallidurans, has shown it can withstand the incredible toxicity of gold chloride, a chemical compound found in nature that's also known as liquid gold. Not only can the bacteria withstand it, they can make it precious.
As the new iPhone5 has just hit the streets, the New York City Police Department Commissioner Ray Kelly has boldly linked the 40 percent jump in the reported thefts of Apple products as the reason crime did not decline in New York this year.
Dairy and dragsters are two words you don't usually see next to each other, but you just did. A team of researchers has set a land speed record for one-liter engines, powered by industrial waste from cheese production.
The phrase "clear as mud" has taken on new meaning with the development of see-through soil. The new stuff is really a synthetic composite that replicates soil chemistry, but still allows scientists a chance to view and better understand root systems.
Buying groceries can be such a pain, especially if you forget to buy something you need. That's the driving force behind the creation of a simple little bar code scanner that reads your kitchen items, and, through an iOS app, uploads everyone's needs to a shopping list on your phone.
Depending on your love of robots (and we just love them here at DVICE) you could either be totally intrigued with the idea of a robot that paints a "picture" of your physical sleep patterns, or frankly you'll be massively creeped out.
Forget about those cumbersome kayaks you've got to strap on top of the car or drag around on a trailer. The era of the foldable kayak is here. When folded, it slings over your shoulder like a messenger bag, at the ready in case you stumble across an unexpected stream you want to explore.
Surgeons study long and hard to perfect their technique, but one thing they can't control is the microscopic shifts that exist in even the steadiest of hands. Researchers have tackled this problem by creating a surgical tool that compensates for these shifts.
Proving there's nothing wrong with looking good while fighting crime, new woven polyester fabrics containing a network of conductive threads connected to a built-in microcontroller will sound the alarm if cut or penetrated. The smart fabrics will not only alert authorities, but it can provide an exact location of the problem.
This might win the weird science video of the week award. Thirty-two metronomes placed on a suspended board are set in motion at different times; the ticking chaos could drive you crazy, but stick with it because, like magic, the metronomes gradually begin to tick in time, sounding like soldiers marching in step.