The lenses the researchers have developed are made of a electrochromic polymer, a material that can alter its levels of darkness and color in response to an electric current. The glasses only require power when they change hue.
The world's largest atom smasher is scheduled to begin its operation in late 2007. It's called the Large Hadron Collider, and it'll accelerate subatomic particles to near light speed in the effort to answer fundamental questions about ou
An Israeli company has developed a lie detector that could be used on the phone. BATM Advanced Communications is marketing a lie detector that could work over broadband and Internet phone. Executives said businessmen who deal with
Your low-tech stapler is about to get a huge makeover if Swingline has its way. They're looking to embed tags onto staples so that when an important(stapled) document goes missing, it'll be able to radio its location. (yeah, right)
Scientists have been puzzling over the origins of illuminated night clouds for more than a century. Now a special satellite may be able to determine whether they're a symptom of climate change.
Our RFID Blocking Wallets ensure that cards with RFID tags within the wallet can NOT be read while the wallet is closed. This gives you the ability to control when, how and by whom your cards are accessed. To allow the RFID tag in the card to be read
A much better way to deter thieves from grabbing your good credit name is a "security freeze," which blocks access to your credit reports and credit scores. Credit bureaus can't release your credit reports, scores or any other informati
Roto-Rooter has created a luxury toilet equipped with laptop computer and flat-screen TV. Our "Pimped Out John" is designed to "fulfill all your wildest bathroom dreams" including a iPod, Xbox, refrigerator and cycling exercise m
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory are close to developing a new composite with an internal structure resembling fudge-ripple ice cream that is actually comprised of environmentally safe materials to do the job even bet
It's a dirty little secret that the porn industry serves as something of an oracle when it comes to predicting which technologies eventually make their way into the marketplace and which ones don't.
Samsung has created the first LCD panel that can produce independent images on each side of a mobile LCD display. Samsung's new double-sided LCD can show two entirely different pictures or sets of visual data simultaneously on the front and back
The ban, which came into force on New Year's Day, was provoked by the country's Royal Traffic Agency's classification of the Segway as a moped and its refusal to approve the vehicle due to its lack of a brake.
Some, though, said they wonder whether the ink, developed by using beads called polymer microspheres, would hold up as well as traditional inks that include heavy metals to help forestall fading.
Scientists have created a keypad lock a single molecule in size. This lock only activates when exposed to the correct password, a sequence of chemicals and light.
"Your mobile phone should be free," Schmidt told Reuters. "It just makes sense that subsidies should increase" as advertising rises on mobile phones. (Do you see???)
Catch-bot clocks 35 mph and can stop a ball rolling on the ground. The foot-tall robot, looks like an electric toy car with giant wheels. "If we want to move [robots] into the office or home, they will have to have perception."
Staring with glowing red eyes at a young woman strolling by, bartender Chapok slowly extends his arm to offer her a gin and orange. She takes the glass, murmurs a flustered "thank you" and walks away while the cocktail-mixing robot turns hi
Scientists said they created a brainy, four-legged robot resembling a starfish that can sense damage to its body and, on its own, think up a way to recover.
Scientists announced that they have developed a high-tech T-shirt that turns the strumming of an air guitar into music.
(Stu Krone warned about this at the 2005 Summit) The Siemens Magnetom Trio at the Univ of Penn is a 10-foot tall, 14-ton "functional magnetic resonance imaging" machine -- fMRI, for short. It promises to be the most formidable lie detecto
(One wonders how much of this is due to the FCC) With every passing month, the US falls further behind the global leaders in broadband Internet access thanks to a combination of market and policy failures. Our markets lack the competition
When Helen Greiner saw Star Wars as a child, she was captivated by the 1977 film's legendary robot, R2D2, but disillusioned to learn the droid was actually animated by a tiny man inside.
A company that makes pint-size video cameras is introducing an update aimed at the online video-sharing craze. Pure Digital today announces a simpler solution: a camcorder that plugs into PCs and has built-in software to transfer and process the vide
Wireless techno giant Qualcomm's $800 million endeavor to deliver TV to cell phones got a boost yesterday when the FCC voted to allow the project to move forward as long as it limits interference with broadcast TV stations.
New wireless technology is about to allow cell phones to further assert their supremacy over landline phones. By switching to Wi-Fi networks in their homes, cell phone users will soon be able to ditch their landlines altogther if they choose.
Super-lightweight laptops from Japan, feature-packed smartphones from Europe, and shiny, gotta-get-it devices designed in South Korea are but a few items on the cutting edge. Chances are you will never see these on store shelves in the US.
Some of the wackiest ideas in the world are preserved in the US Patent Office. An anti-eating face mask. Bird diapers. A motorized ice cream cone. Brakes for a surfboard. A spanking machine. A burping beer mug. A cat exerciser.
Yes, iPod has a great little screen. But why not relax with a 44-inch virtual screen—a movie experience that fits right in your pocket for $300.
The never-ending march of technology now means school children here can pay for their cafeteria sloppy joes with their fingers. Rome City Schools is switching to a scanning system that lets students use their fingerprints to access their accounts.