Tiny sensor used in smart phones could create urban seismic network
A tiny chip used in smart phones to adjust the orientation of the screen could serve to create a real-time urban seismic network, easily increasing the amount of strong motion data collected during a large earthquake, according ...
Gecko for tracking and alerts takes to Indiegogo for funds
Team develops tooth embedded sensor for oral activity recognition
Honda demonstrates new technology to prevent cars hitting pedestrians (w/ Video)
Smart sock for baby monitoring in funding campaign
NASA crashes helicopter to study safety
NASA researchers will drop a 45-foot-long helicopter fuselage from a height of about 30 feet to test improved seat belts and seats and advance experimental techniques and crashworthiness data.
Important step forward for gait analysis of horses
Horses who develop a limp are one of the major sources of frustration for horse owners as well as vets. The same applies for Wobblers disease (ataxia) where growth abnormalities or articular process joint ...
Pulsars make a GPS for the cosmos
(Phys.org) —CSIRO scientists have written software that could guide spacecraft to Alpha Centauri, show that the planet Nibiru doesn't exist … and prove that the Earth goes around the Sun.
Swapping motion-sensing units
(Phys.org) —NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is switching from one motion-sensing device to a duplicate unit onboard.
The robot and its virtual twin (w/ Video)
It walks, falls, and gets up on his own, follows a ball by sight and shoots. It also knows how to do many other things. The small humanoid robot DARwIn-OP was developed by a Korean company and three U.S. universities to serve ...
Headbanging termites send out smoke signals
Communicating over long distances is difficult; for example, the sound of our voices can rarely be heard or understood further away than 100 m. Yet, long before the invention of the telephone or e-mail, humans ...
Researchers adapt microscopic technology for bionic body parts and other medical devices
Tiny sensors and motors are everywhere, telling your smartphone screen to rotate and your camera to focus. Now, a team of researchers at Tel Aviv University has found a way to print biocompatible components ...
Birds' good vibrations power mini backpacks
Birds that yield good vibration provide motion excitation ... for engineers: As Earth warms, birds may be changing their migratory patterns. But to obtain avian data, scientists need in-flight tracking sensors ...
Smartphone app for bipolar patients wins $100K prize
A smartphone app to assist people with bipolar disorder, conceived by Cornell researchers, has won the prestigious $100,000 Heritage Open mHealth Challenge.