Combine sand, gelatin and bacteria, let them rest, and watch one brick turn into eight.
By mimicking the structure of mother-of-pearl, scientists have made a glass that's less likely to shatter when hit.
Insect hearing systems are inspiring new microphone designs that can better identify the direction a sound comes from.
Pill uses a dissolving spring-loaded needle to spare people with diabetes from normal injections.
A closer look at cat tongues helps explain why the animals' grooming is so effective and may inspire new brushes -- for pets and humans.
Observation could improve filtration systems and boost conservation efforts.