Although it's getting increasingly common to see solar panels on the roofs of homes, household wind turbines are still a fairly rare sight.
The number of methods of mind control has proliferated as funding for research has expanded.
We’ve often seen it in science fiction: an exoskeleton worn over the body that turns an average human into a super human, sort of like Iron Man.
This is Tody, the squishy, four-limbed (I know, a squid has ten) dust-busting robot cephalopod.
Contamination of soil from petroleum spills is an ongoing problem that threatens to adversely affect the environment and the health of the people in it, so rapid testing of sites is a pressing issue.
Billed as a Fitbit for dogs when it hit the market last year, Whistle's compact activity monitor uses a 3-axis accelerometer to monitor Fido's daily exercise.
Astro Teller is the pony-tailed mad scientist leading Google’s efforts to merge the digital world with the physical world. He runs the quasi-secret Google X research lab, where the company is exploring everything from self-driving cars to internet-co
Though the Oculus Rift itself has pretty much hit the big time, virtual reality (VR) itself is still finding its footing. After all, having a headset that tracks where you're looking is one thing, but stepping into a virtual world is something else e
A new procedure promises to lift and support women's breasts with better-lasting results than traditional methods. The Orbix Breast Support System uses thin silicone straps attached to the ribs to provide support. Orbix says the technique "eliminates
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Way back in 2010, Word Lens arrived offering the ability to translate a foreign language by simply pointing your camera at the text in question.
Xiaomi: The Scrappy Chinese Smartphone Maker That's Poised To Wallop Samsung And Apple
Virtual reality allows us to explore worlds without ever leaving the comfort of our own homes, but what happens when that technology is applied to animals, particularly chickens?
Scientists at Southwest Jiaotong University in China have built a prototype testing platform for a near-vacuum high-speed maglev train that is theoretically capable of reaching speeds up to 2900 km/h or about 1,800 mph.
Not so long ago, self health monitoring was largely limited to weighing ourselves to see how a diet was going and sticking a thermometer under our tongue to see if we were getting sick
When Yamaha Motor published its annual report for the year 2013 last month, motorcycle blogs the world over picked up on a single line which read: "In sports motorcycles, we are working to create new value with EV sports motorcycles, which we aim to
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400,000 years ago our paleolithic forebears mastered fire—and with it, the ability to turn caves into art studios, shoo away away predators, and barbecue tasty mammoth steaks.
Graphene and carbon nanotubes combined to create flexible, wearable supercapacitor
With so many superhero movies out right now, there are bound to be some fans who just aren't content with being fans. No, these people have to go above and beyond. They need to become superheroes. At least, as close to real superheroes as possible.
Friction drives like the Rubbee provide a lighter, simpler option for transforming a regular bicycle into an e-bike. Velogical's all-new Velospeeder makes the friction drive even lighter.
In 2011, a company called Aerofex unveiled the future: a hoverbike that works almost exactly like the speeder bikes in Star Wars.
Fans of Parrot's AR.Drone quadcopter have been anticipating the arrival of the AR.Drone 3.0 for the past couple of years, but it now looks like the next major addition to the French company's fleet is going to take the form of a little something know
Flying cars. Jet packs. Replicators. We don't have any of these things, and it's depressing. But we do have laser cannons, which means that we haven't entirely failed as a technological society. Lockheed Martin has successfully demonstrated a weapons
To experience what it feels like to fly with wings of your own, you're gonna need a little something more than a headset. You're gonna need the wind in your face. You're gonna need to tap the olfactory system. You're gonna need wings, for that matter
Nobody wants skin cancer. Nobody wants cancer — period. But you can't beat cancer if you don't know if you have it or not. Fortunately, there's an app that can detect if you have skin cancer or not.
Although we haven’t yet figured out how to make a real invisibility cloak, we are coming up with better ways to camouflage ourselves.
If sci-fi is any guide, someday we'll all have robot maids toiling away in aprons and paper hats as they prepare our every culinary delight.
The US Patent and Trademark Office is frequently maligned for its baffling/terrible decisions... and rightfully so.