A big issue in setting up satellite communications networks is the antennas – it takes time to set them up. In the wake of a big disaster cell networks can be damaged when the towers fall and take months to repair.
Sony is betting you’ll buy one of its upcoming tablets for one big reason: They look like nothing you’ve seen before.
A controversial piece of facial recognition technology (and a PopSci “Best of What’s New 2010” alum) is rolling out in police stations across the country this fall, and naturally not everyone is happy about it.
Power from the Air Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering professor Manos Tentzeris displays an inkjet-printed rectifying antenna used to convert microwave energy to DC power.
FaceTiming into your iPhone (or iPad 2) is great, but sometimes it’d be nice to see your friend or loved one on a bit of a larger screen.
Soccer fans, rejoice: America has won the World Cup. Well, the robot World Cup.
Engineers at MIT are tinkering with all sorts of advanced solar power technology, like self-assembling solar cells, virus-structured cells and an artificial leaf system that mimics photosynthesis.
3D printing is a form of additive manufacturing technology where a three dimensional object is created by laying down successive layers of material. 3D printers are generally faster, more affordable and easier to use than other additive manufacturing
Despite Hollywood’s continued onslaught of 3-D films hitting the big screen, not many people are buying 3-D TVs.
It seems like the Japanese always have the coolest technology--in this case quite literally. The hip new way to stay cool in an increasingly energy-conscious Japan: cooling foam or gel spray-cans that go right on the skin and provide an instant cool
First introduced to the Android Market on Wednesday, the Bitcoin app for Android turns your smartphone into a wallet for Bitcoins, a form of alternative, decentralized currency that has been circulating the web for a few years.
According to the official numbers, the store has gone from zero to 425,000 apps in just three years. About 100,000 of those are iPad-native.
Researchers hope a device that tracks vital signs around the clock will help patients better control their blood pressure.
iPad traffic is starting to get on the global Internet traffic map. In fact, according to a report from NetMarketShare, Apple's iPad makes up one percent of Web traffic worldwide and 2.1 percent of online traffic in the United States.
Glasses have been passively correcting human vision for centuries, using tricks of light to compensate for various visual impairments. But there are some conditions--like age-related macular degeneration--that simple lenses can’t correct.
Wouldn’t it be easier to deal with disease if our bodies just fixed themselves? That’s asking quite a bit from our physiologies, but Israeli researchers are working on tiny nano-computers that could do the job for us.
Verizon Wireless became the latest U.S. mobile data carrier to announce that it would implement usage-based pricing for Internet access, claiming the new fees would mean light users no longer "subsidize" those on current unlimited data plans.
The $100,000 Zafirro Iridium features solid white sapphire blades which the company claims will "last forever". They are sharpened using high-energy, ionized particles to create an edge less than 100 atoms in width, 5,000 times smaller than the wi
A new app aims to maximize the chances of meeting a member of the opposite sex by using facial recognition technology to show how many men and women there are in any given bar.
Scientific evidence goes increasingly against the theory that mobile phones cause cancer, a new study has concluded.
A federal judge has found that Google can be held liable for damages for secretly intercepting data on open Wi-Fi routers.
A disabled Japanese man on Friday embarked on an ambitious trip that will take him to a mediaeval French World Heritage site with the help of a cutting-edge robotic suit.
Tennis fans who have suffered years of headaches from the incessant grunting of top players have finally got their wish - a device that fades out the squeals.
In today’s crowded market, looking for a tablet is like buying a new car. Everything looks great when it’s slick, polished and sitting on the lot. The hard part is keeping track of what’s under the hood.
Skype, which is being bought by Microsoft for $8.5 billion, introduced a new service on Thursday allowing users of Android phones to make free video calls to Skype contacts, including those on Apple iPhones.
A small voltage applied to the grid of a vacuum tube controls a relatively large current that drives the electromagnet in a speaker, creating movement and thereby sound.
Outfitted with a 1500cc engine, a watertight cockpit and six dolphin-like fins, the Innespace Seabreacher redefines personal watercraft. The 17-foot vessel can reach 50 mph on flat water, cruise beneath the surface, and launch 18 feet into the air.
Just days before the start of the 2011 Tour de France, bike manufacturer Cervélo has announced its newest model, the S5.
"...10,000ft and speeds of over 100mph."
Goggles can be clunky and obtrusive, and backlit GPS displays can betray a lurking warfighter’s position. A new haptic interface developed by Army researchers will help soldiers feel their way through the darkness instead.