Hungarian engineers have created Aurora, a prototype device to help blind people detect obstacles as they walk, via an ultrasonic distance sensor and vibration motor.
German scientists have developed a technology which they think could allow airplanes to be steered using only signals from the human brain.
Researchers have developed a new procedure that shrinks the stomach by as much as 80 percent without major surgery, re-shaping the stomach by stitching it smaller from the inside out.
A Reuters investigation found that the Chesapeake Bay watershed is experiencing the fastest rate of sea level rise on the eastern seaboard, and whether or not residents accept the science of climate change, they cannot deny the water coming up around them.
Images from around the world for the month of August 2014, including the crisis in Ukraine, protests in Ferguson, Missouri, West Africa's Ebola outbreak, the Gaza offensive and other moments of everyday life.