A new brain-control interface lets users make calls by thinking of the number—research that could prove useful for the severely disabled and beyond.
Nothing adds nostalgia to a just-taken iPhone video like retro visual effects and silent film-inspired title cards.
First scientists said, "I wonder if we can print body parts." Then they said, "I wonder if we can grow new blood vessels." Scientists have, for the first time ever, grown a rudimentary eye in a petri dish.
A Navy laser set fire to a small ship bobbing in unruly seas this week, the first at-sea demonstration of one of the Navy’s ray guns.
This collaboration between The Wonderfactory and Time, Inc. is an excellent example of how tablets will enable the creation of innovative, addictive experiences by publishers, media companies, and advertisers.
For photographers who are attached to their analog equipment but can no longer resist the pull of the digital age, RE35 proposes a solution: a digital cartridge that fits into any 35mm camera and connects to your computer via USB.
How a series of thin near-vertical lines placed in front of a display can create a stereoscopic image
One proximity-based app has nailed the triangulation problem.
Meet iMobot, a new reconfigurable robot that can be linked together like a chain to form larger versions of itself. With four degrees of freedom, it can stand itself up and turn into a tiny camera stand, roll end-over-end like a mini tank tread, or h
Professional sports teams are attempting at a furious rate to lure fans away from the comfort of their couches to live games. And sweet technological upgrades to their home venues become a bigger selling point every year.
"Puppets always have to try to be alive," says Adrian Kohler of the Handspring Puppet Company, a gloriously ambitious troupe of human and wooden actors.
The Urban Photonic Sandtable Display (UPSD) allows up to 20 participants to simultaneously view and manipulate the 360-degree, 3-D image on the table, without having to wear 3-D glasses.
Is the iPad 2 worthy of replacing an original iPad after just under a year?
Someday you might be like Star Trek's Mr. Spock. No, you won't be a Vulcan, but you may have the ability to mind-meld like the popular science fiction character. A discovery about the biological structure of mouse nerve cells has led researchers to
Three dimensions needn't require the budget of Avatar. App developed by Microsoft researchers can be sufficient. The software uses overlapping snapshots to build a photo-realistic 3-D model that can be spun around and viewed from any angle.
Making LEDs with microchip manufacturing methods could slash the cost of lighting.
Researchers discover a brain circuit that can instantly dampen—or exacerbate—anxiety in mice.
Researchers who have spent the last two years studying the security of car computer systems have revealed that they can take control of vehicles wirelessly.
Residents of Tokyo likely had about 80 seconds of warning before a devastating quake rumbled through the city after striking 373 kilometers away, off Japan's northeast coast, thanks to a new early warning system.
We pay close attention to the modifications scientists are making to goats, moths and worms so they can harvest their silk. Now researchers in Singapore are reporting a new advancement: dyed-in-the-worm silks, which look pretty and could have interes
Replacing some of the nuts and bolts in robots’ bodies with stretchy artificial muscles would allow them to be more flexible and lifelike than ever. Researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute in New Zealand have succeeded
The first flight window for the new Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental opens Sunday, and if the flight goes off it will be the company’s third first flight in less than 18 months.
One afternoon about 12 years ago, Larry Page and Sergey Brin gave John Doerr a call. A few months earlier, the Google cofounders had accepted $12.5 million from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers,
Rather than bringing people into the lab, researchers at MIT are putting tiny labs into people via a tiny implantable capsule that can track the growth of a tumor or detect heart-deterioration or even silent heart attacks from inside the body.
Telecommunications giant AT&T said this week that it will join Comcast and other providers in a controversial business model that limits the amount of information subscribers can access, and imposes penalties for overages.
Microsoft software recognizes organs and other structures in medical images.
Using tape, rubber and a tiny glass ball, researchers transformed an iPhone into a cheap, yet powerful microscope able to image tiny blood cells. They’ve also added a clinical-grade cellphone spectroscope that might be able to measure some vital sign
In a recent test of autonomous in-flight refueling, two unmanned aircraft flew within 40 feet of each other at an altitude of 45,000 feet, an aviation record.
Cracking combination locks has never been so easy. A group of engineering students at Olin College of Engineering have built a robot that will solve any MasterLock combination in a under two hours by running through all the possible combinations. Jus