How 11 unique instruments will help the Mars Science Laboratory carry out a very ambitious mission
Glow-in-the-dark devices, which emit visible light after exposure to sunlight, are as commonplace as a wristwatch. But these are not that great when you want to see and not be seen — say you’re a special ops soldier checking the time while tracking a
One of the highlights of the LA Auto Show was a chance to drive the Rolls Royce 102EX, a one-of-a-kind electric Phantom. Powered by two 145-kilowatt motors, one at each rear wheel, for a total of 590 pound-feet of torque, the 102EX has a range of abo
Back in 2009, we wrote about a contact lens in the works that displayed visual feedback right before your eyes, Terminator style. Well, two years and a few months later, Professor Babak Parviz has a working model.
A stainless steel beer growler, an ultralight tent, high-tech binoculars and much more
This visualization, from Foursquare, nicely illustrates the travel chaos that many in the U.S. will experience over the next few days (as if anyone really needed reminding).
Researchers at Stanford make an electrode that can be recharged 40,000 times without losing much capacity.
Prototype could create hands-free information - Was placed into a rabbit’s eye without causing any health problems - Inventor also looking to incorporate sensors to pick up important medical data - Meanwhile, Britons bionic eye which could end blindn
Wondering where you left your dang car keys this time? Well, you might not be if you were using BiKN. Pronounced "beacon," this tracking system consists of an iPhone case, an app, and up to eight tags that can be attached to items of your choice.
There are two parts to the Swivl. One of those is the motorized platform, that holds, pans and tilts the phone. The other is the marker, which is wirelessly tracked by the platform.
There are loads of precious and fragile electronics in our lives that require appropriate protection when used on-the-go, and therefore the range of gadget-tailored bags is pretty huge. If you need greater protection than a typical case provides, how
The Swinburne University of Technology design graduate was driven to transform an ancient cooling technique into a new sub-surface irrigation system, following the enduring Australian drought that saw high levels of farmer suicide along Australia's M
The new micro-lattice material is so light that it can sit atop dandelion fluff without damaging it (Image: Dan Little, HRL Laboratories, LLC)
FXI essentially built an ultra-lean computer inside a small USB stick. Stick it into any device that supports USB storage, and Cotton Candy will register as a USB drive. From there, you can run the Android OS in a secure environment inside your deskt
Who doesn't appreciate a good old-fashioned brawl every now and again? There may be no bigger slugfest than what is taking place this week in 7-inch touch-screen tablets as the Kindle Fire from Amazon goes toe-to-toe with the Nook Tablet from Barnes
Amazon Kindle Fire is poised to be a retail blockbuster, according to one analyst. What makes the Amazon Kindle Fire different from the steady success of the Nook Color?
On May 5, 2011, the web site www.geodetecting.com announced plans to introduce a new entry in the international geocoin catalog. Just over five months later, on September 27th, 2011, the launch was official.
A history of how to dress when leaving the planet
It is much easier to get to Mars than to get deep inside this planet, so for all our knowledge about things like earthquakes and the magnetic field, Earth’s interior is actually very poorly understood.
These "mighty mice" are able to run almost 50 percent further and for 20 minutes longer, while looking no different than their unaltered cousins, save for slightly larger muscles.
The Urban Beehive was developed as part of Philips’ new Microbial Home project, a self-sufficient closed-loop home concept that also features items like a methane digester and a plant-based effluent (read: toilet) filtration system.
Chime.in lets users create pages about their own interests—and plans to give them a cut of the resulting ad revenue.
After revelations that Syria has used it's Internet filtering hardware, a U.S. company faces similar allegations about Myanmar.
A new material, patterned at the nanoscale, absorbs a broad spectrum of light and could make thin-film solar cells more efficient.
Gadgets and apps that track a user's sleep are growing in popularity, but they typically require a person to wear a headband or bracelet.
When it comes to farm robots, fruit gets all the attention. But it looks like trees and shrubs could win the prize for first significant agricultural market for small mobile robots.
The Chobi Cam Pro, from Japan Trust Technologies, can pick up 720p video and sound, or take still photos at 4032 x 3024 (or about 12 megapixels). The whole thing is the size of a USB flash drive. It can dump the pictures and video to a USB connection
The Pocket Projector is basically an iPhone 4/4S battery-equipped case featuring TI's DLP Pico projector technology.
Microsoft started working on a product first called Interface Manager in September 1981. Early prototypes used MS Word-style menus at the bottom of the screen. That changed to pulldown menus and dialogs (a la Xerox Star) in 1982.
Dual-core smartphone processors: passe. Quad-core smartphone processors: the new standard in mobile performance. Leaked pictures of the HTC Edge — purportedly the first smartphone to run on NVidia’s yet-to-be announced Tegra 3 processor — surfaced on