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At the Beijing Auto Show, one car in particular raised eyebrows: a remote-controlled car.
If you are trying to get a bead on what kind of car to buy next, you’d figure asking Alan Mulally, CEO of Ford, would be a safe bet. Should you go hybrid, plug-in-hybrid, clean diesel, high efficiency gas, or all-electric? Mulally doesn’t have an ans
How NASA and aircraft engineers intend to shape the future of air travel
Here's how incredible breakthroughs in glass technology will transform consumer electronics
A German company borrows the materials and manufacturing process of OLED displays to make a new kind of solar panel.
The general public will likely never know just what caused a North Korean rocket to crash and burn on Friday (April 13), one expert says.
Peter Schmitt, an MIT doctoral student, printed a clock in 2009. He didn't print an image of a clock on a piece of paper. He printed a three-dimensional clock -- an eight-inch diameter plastic timekeeping device with moving gears, hands and counterwe
Looking a bit like an old Civil War Ironclad, the $7 billion DDG 1000 USS Zumwalt will focus on land attacks, relying heavily on its advanced stealth technology to slip in close to shore before unleashing its massive onboard arsenal.
A tiny proportion of streets in Rome are named after women, while nearly half are named after men - and it is a similar story in other major cities around the world. Outrageous sexism, a simple fact of history, or both?
The New York City taxi fleet is a machine that runs on data. So why isn't it more intelligent?
competition from the new commodity, the new technology, the new source of supply, the new type of organization…
Larry Page and Sergey Brin have long had the dream of a hands-free, mobile Google, where search was a seamless process as you moved around the world.
A genotyping test from a Canadian biotech company enables timely personalized drug treatment.
When you think about how to power a distributed network of environmental sensors, the kind we'll want to have in order to connect the entirety of our physical world to the Internet of Things, the answer is obvious: solar power.
Little more than a decade from now, one of the world's great arid plains will become a bustling intersection of high-resolution astronomy and high-powered computing. Scrub land in either South Africa or Australia will host the biggest telescope ever.
A perforated plastic sheet carried into space in a microsatellite could serve as a cheap alternative space telescope, according to researchers at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The devices would sift photons like spaceborne cheesecloths.
Magnetic hard disks will soon be able to store one terabit (a trillion bits) per square inch. Seagate has demonstrated that landmark storage density using a new magnetic recording method
Facebook has spoken out against businesses that demand Facebook usernames and passwords from their employees and prospective hires.
Diginfo brings us news of this Hitachi Kokusai system that can monitor video feeds from around the world in real time, scanning for a particular face. When it finds what it's looking for, it closes in to provide footage
Diminishing sea ice in the Arctic could be a boon for international trade — both for heavy ships using the Northwest Passage, and now for speedier telecommunications via new fiber-optic cables.
In the greatest case of “Because we can” manufacturing, Arsenal Firearms introduces the AF2011-A1 pistol. It is a double-barrel 1911 pistol.This gun spits two .45 bullets down range with each press of the dual triggers.
An international team of researchers from the University of New South Wales, the University of Nevada, and Georgia Tech have propsed a new kind of atomic timekeeper that wouldn’t lose or gain 1/20th of a second in 14 billion years
The high data loads of the future--and even the present--require that optical communications platforms continue to get faster, leaner, and cheaper.
A piece of the future internet has surfaced in a lab in Japan: a memory chip that stores bits of light
A coalition of European and US consumer advocacy groups made a last-ditch appeal to Internet search and advertising giant Google on Wednesday to delay changes to its privacy policies.
The prototypes, code-named "Fishbowl", make encrypted calls, and may be emulated by handset manufacturers.
The Air Force’s F-35A Joint Strike Fighter is finally cleared to begin introductory flights at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida — four months late.
After two weeks with the Lytro camera, I still can’t decide if it’s a highly refined proof-of-concept or an uneven look at the future of photography. It’s simultaneously addictive and frustrating. It’s also a truly unique photographic experience.