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Apple Looking at Solar Power Converters
Jan 21, 2014 - in News
The US Patent office has published a patent application from Apple Inc. titled "Power management systems for accepting adapter and solar power in electronic devices."
In Pictures: Research Lab Projects And Future Tech
Dec 19, 2013 - in Picture Story
Today we're looking at a number of the pearls that have come out of corporate R&D centers and university labs. Everything from projects that have the potential to change lives, like Google Glass, to more bizarre items like the "God's Helmet."
IBM Microfluids Could Be New Tool in Fight Against Cancer
Nov 30, 2013 - in News
Cancer ranks right up there with "hunger" as one of humanity's oldest enemies. And, on top of building out 3D chips powered by electronic blood and other bits of science-fiction craziness, IBM researchers have developed new diagnostic tests to help spot c
Russian Meteorite Impact Captured on Security Camera
Nov 20, 2013 - in News
While it may be a few months after the fact, it also seems that the rock, still moving at many times the speed of sound, was captured on a household security camera.
Prepare for More Asteroids to Hit Earth, Scientists Say
Nov 16, 2013 - in News
Are we in danger?
Gogo to Roll Out In-flight Text and Talk for Flights
Nov 12, 2013 - in News
Soon you will always be connected and reachable.
UK Petrol Stations to Scan Shoppers Faces for Targeted Ads
Nov 7, 2013 - in News
New monitors will scan your face and eyes to determine your age and gender.
Successor to the SR-71 Blackbird is on the Horizon
Nov 6, 2013 - in News
Skunk Works, the semi-top secret military aircraft development arm of Lockheed Martin, is looking into a follow-up to its infamous SR-71 Blackbird.
Navy Launches Next-Generation Stealth Destroyer
Nov 2, 2013 - in News
Whatever your thoughts on the American military, it's safe to say that from a techie's perspective, they consistently make some really cool stuff. This week the US is launching the first of its modern stealth destroyers.
IBM Using Super Quiet Rooms for New Nano Research
Oct 30, 2013 - in News
IBM has finished its first noise-free laboratories at the Binnig and Rohrer Nanotechnology centers in Zurich, Switzerland.
DARPA Commissions Research into Brain Implant
Oct 29, 2013 - in News
The Department of Defense's research arm, DARPA, has commissioned a $70 million project that will allow it to monitor the brain in real-time.
IBM Wants to Start Making Artificial Brains
Oct 29, 2013 - in News
IBM is looking to change that and usher in a totally new age of computing – by building machines that use electronic blood.
Google Wants To Extend Your Life
Sep 23, 2013 - in News
Google seems to be searching for the Fountain of Youth.
IBM Creates Software Environment for Brain-like Chips
Aug 12, 2013 - in News
Researchers making chips and software to think like you do.
UK Scientists Invent Scalpel That Can 'Smell' Cancer
Jul 19, 2013 - in News
Technology stands to improve the effectiveness of cancer surgeries.
British Scientists Form UK Branch of SETI
Jul 10, 2013 - in News
Scientists and academics form network dedicated to discovering if we really are all alone in the universe.
PayPal Researching Payments in Space with PayPal Galactic
Jun 27, 2013 - in News
Do you plan on paying for that Martian ice cream, sir?
Researchers Create Transistors for 'Ultimate Scaling' Beyond 10 nm
May 27, 2013 - in News
This “all-gate approach” utilizes a “forest of nanowires all under control of the same gate.”
Insect-Inpired Camera Tech Has 180 Degree Field-of-View
May 12, 2013 - in News
A new type of camera is being developed that has a much higher field of view than was previously possible.
IBM Makes World's Smallest Movie Using Atoms
May 1, 2013 - in News
The folks at IBM research have been busy manipulating atoms to make a stop-motion movie.
Shape-Changing Plastic Could Provide Touchscreens with 'Clicky' Keyboards
Apr 22, 2013 - in News
Using electromechanical polymers, Strategic Polymer claims to be able to create physical "clicky" keys that will pop out the surface of a touchscreen's keyboard with a millisecond response time.
Researchers at UCB Develop 'Passthoughts' Technology with a $100 EEG
Apr 21, 2013 - in News
Using a $100 commercial EEG, a team of researchers from UC Berkeley have developed a biometric login system that could allow "passthoughts" to become a reality.
NASA and USAF Looking for a Next-Gen Space Processor
Apr 16, 2013 - in News
NASA and the US Air Force Research Laboratory are looking for two to four companies to perform an evaluation of “advanced space-based applications” in 2020 to 2030.
Researchers Generate Hydrogen from Biomass With a 100% Net Gain of Energy
Apr 14, 2013 - in News
Researchers using the Virginia Tech method may make it possible to power our homes from our gardens within the next 3 years.
Hawking: Humans Only Have 1000 Years Left on Earth
Apr 13, 2013 - in News
Humans need to press on with their exploration of space, as the clock is ticking.
Researchers Create 3 Gb/s LiFi network with LEDs
Apr 12, 2013 - in News
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Henrich Hertz Institute have developed a LiFi prototype that is capable of 3 Gb/s in laboratory settings.
Xerox Outlines Vision for Next Generation Computer Assembly
Apr 11, 2013 - in News
Xerox's xerographic micro-assembly process may provide a revolutionary new way to assemble computers.
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Mar 25, 2013 - in News
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Increasing SSD Capacity With the Help of Sound
Feb 27, 2013 - in News
Researchers at Oregon State University may have found a way to delay the storage industry's trend to introduce heat assisted recording technology.
Quantum Cryptography Demonstrated for Electric Grid Security
Feb 25, 2013 - in News
A team of scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory announced that it "successfully completed the first-ever demonstration of securing control data for electric grids using quantum cryptography."