Neon Bird Feathers Hold the Key to Colors That Never Fade

Have you ever wondered how a fossil hailing from 40 million years ago still maintains its original color, while dyed garments fade in years? The answer lies in the molecular structure of these natural colors—and new research is showing how they could breed a new generation of artificial ones. » 8/06/13 2:20pm 8/06/13 2:20pm

Corning Introduces Super Bendy Fiber Optics For Your Home

When it comes to bandwidth, there are few grails as holy as fiber-to-the-home, also known as FFFFTTTTTTTTHHH. But it hasn't been very cooperative. Fiber optic signal dies if it is bent at 90 degree angles twice, so you're screwed unless you live in a round house. Corning, prodded by Verizon to come up with a decent… » 7/23/07 8:00pm 7/23/07 8:00pm