Review: Skiing stats before your very eyes with Oakley goggles
Believe it or not, there are a few gadgets that I'm just not destined to use. That doesn't mean I won't look them over and do my best to explain them to you - because I will.
Researchers get better view of penguins with affixed cameras and accelerometers (w/ video)
Smartphones as seismometers intrigue Berkeley researchers
Review: Nintendo Wii U blows up dual-screen gaming
When Nintendo first broached the idea of multiple-screen video games in 2004, many critics were skeptical that players could focus on two images at once. Yet the handheld DS, blending one touch-sensitive ...
Jumping to reduce vibrations
A pioneering use of mini-trampolines is allowing engineers to better understand effects of vibrations caused by human movement on floors and small bridges.
Researchers gain new insights into the behaviour of the coconut crab Birgus latro
(Phys.org)—Researchers from Jena and Greifswald used GPS satellites for a long-term behavioural monitoring of land crab migration on Christmas Island. In cooperation with colleagues from the Zoological ...
Speeding algorithms by shrinking data
In computer science, the buzzword of the day is "big data." The proliferation of cheap, Internet-connected sensors—such as the GPS receivers, accelerometers and cameras in smartphones—has meant an explosion ...
Bluetooth-enabled bicycle has automatic gearbox
Stress alarm lets smoke-divers know when their bodies have reached the limit
Smoke-divers are exposed to high temperatures, physical exhaustion and stress, and they can easily exceed the limits of what good health can tolerate. A new method based on measurements made by a wireless ...
QFO Labs wants to send palm-sized copters out to play
Review: Galaxy Note II for big-screen enthusiasts
Every time I think I'm completely happy with my iPhone, I see another Android model that has a newer, bigger, faster feature that I covet.
Helmet-to-helmet collisions: Scientists model how vibrations from football hits wobble the brain
It's fall football season, when fight songs and shouted play calls fill stadiums across the country. Another less rousing sound sometimes accompanies football games: the sharp crack of helmet-to-helmet collisions. Hard collisions ...
Researchers engineer microscale optical accelerometer
Imagine navigating through a grocery store with your cell phone. As you turn down the bread aisle, ads and coupons for hot dog buns and English muffins pop up on your screen. The electronics industry would ...
At the nanoscale, graphite can turn friction upside down
(Phys.org)—If you ease up on a pencil, does it slide more easily? Sure. But maybe not if the tip is sharpened down to nanoscale dimensions. A team of researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) ...