After years of development and military funding setbacks, defense contractor Lockheed Martin is finally ready to debut its maple seed-inspired drone.
Google Inc. (GOOG), the biggest maker of smartphone software, agreed to buy Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. for $12.5 billion in its largest acquisition, gaining mobile patents and expanding in the hardware business.
BMW has provided a glimpse of its electric future with the unveiling of two electric concepts, the first to come from its e-mobility division.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane … it’s a fast-flying stun-gunning robocopter?
There was a time, not all that long ago, when the Pentagon sank tens of millions of dollars into remote-controlled lightning guns that it hoped would fry insurgent bombs before they killed any more troops.
A flexible electronic device stuck on the skin could provide irritation-free monitoring of heart, brain, and muscle activity.
Police in London likely aren’t relishing their jobs this week, but Scotland Yard is getting a chance to test drive facial recognition technology that’s under consideration for use during the 2012 Olympic Games.
Willow Garage’s PR2 has provided a unique, open source robotics platform to all kinds of labs and institutions that otherwise wouldn’t have access to a complex robotics system--but not to that many.
M55’s Terminus is an imposing, uncanny $35,000 contraption which looks and works unlike any bike I’ve ever seen.
Vision Research, makers of the Phantom line of cameras that we love so thoroughly, just announced two new additions to the Phantom family, the v1210 and the laughably powerful v1610.
Sony will not release its PlayStation Vita in the United States and Europe until 2012, the company said Thursday, meaning the powerful new portable gaming system won’t be on store shelves during the vital holiday shopping season.
What do you do when the target you’re spying on slips behind his home-security gates and beyond your reach?
For those who don’t know, NI builds the software and systems by which an engineer can test and prototype pretty much anything, from an irrigation system to a rocket.
The rollout of NFC payments in the U.S. has been so sluggish that a superior technology -- biometrics -- is about to catch up
When Toyota, Fiat, and Cadillac decide the old-fashioned, noninteractive car window isn't good enough.
American intelligence agencies are hoping to turn propaganda videos, images captured from enemy data caches, and other pics snapped with or without the subjects’ knowledge into readymade geolocation tags
We’ve all had that feeling of coming to discover someone’s bashed your bumper or dinged your door. Worse, the perp didn’t have the courtesy to leave a note confessing his crime. If only you’d had a video camera to catch the guy in the act.
OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — The Boomerang, designed by aviation legend Burt Rutan, is one of those creations that draws a crowd due to its innovation, unmatched performance and unusual appearance.
Engineers at the University of Southampton in the UK have designed, printed, and sent skyward the world’s first aircraft manufactured almost entirely via 3-D printing technology.
Too much gadget and not enough battery. A problem any early adopter of a smartphone has faced (and, to some degree, is still facing) and can be a particular hassle when you’re traveling. Lots of gadgets means lots of charging cords or spare batteries
Intel is testing technology that would issue an alert if someone hit your parked car, and could capture video if a thief made off with it.
Researchers at Stanford University have made fully transparent batteries, the last missing component needed to make transparent displays and other electronic devices.
Law enforcement agencies around the country will soon be able to use their smartphones to identify subjects.
While all other major electronics components--things like transistors, displays, and other circuitry--have been made transparent, no one had taken the time and effort to create a transparent power source.
A machine gun is a powerful weapon, particularly on board a Navy ship. But it suffers from what some would consider a design flaw: It’s not a laser cannon. Until now.
A new technology that analyzes the sweat from a person's fingertips looks to revolutionize the drug testing market, providing on-site results in minutes with a test so advanced it can even detect marijuana intoxication.
American comic book fans live for Wednesdays. That’s the day the new issues arrive. Every major American comic book publisher uses a single distributor, Diamond, to ship boxes of their latest releases to roughly 2,200 comics retail stores across the
Whether or not NoteSlate ever produces a real product, no barriers remain to a competitor building a tablet purpose-built for sketching and note-taking.
Using a nanosensor "tattoo" and a modified iPhone, cyclists could closely monitor sodium levels to prevent dehydration, and anemic patients could track their blood oxygen levels.
The humble street light is joining the ranks of wind turbines and solar power plants in supplying renewable energy to the electricity grid.