Untethered soft robot that defies extreme conditions

US scientists have developed the first untethered soft robot - a quadruped that can stand up and walk carrying weight on its back with utmost ease.

Olympic 2012 boxing: Ireland`s Taylor beats Russia`s Ochigava to gold

Irish boxer Katie Taylor won Olympic gold Thursday, beating Russia`s Sofia Ochigava 10-8 in a close final in the women`s lightweight category here.

Now, lightweight curtains that ‘quench’ noise!

In a striking acoustic innovation, Swiss researchers have developed lightweight, translucent curtain materials, which are excellent at absorbing sound.

Getting closer toward lightweight batteries

A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is developing a technology that could lead to more powerful, lightweight batteries than existing ones.