First algae powered building goes up in Hamburg
iRobot proposes 3-D printing with less human intervention
Electric Imp serves up plants-thirsty, lights-on control
Engineers develop novel system for producing conductive films
(Phys.org) -- Yale engineers have developed a novel automated system for generating strong, flexible, transparent coatings with promising uses in lithium-ion battery and fuel cell production, among other applications.
'Smart cars' that are actually, well, smart
Since 2000, there have been 110 million car accidents in the United States, more than 443,000 of which have been fatal an average of 110 fatalities per day. These statistics make traffic accidents one ...
Home's electrical wiring acts as antenna to receive low-power sensor data
If these walls had ears, they might tell a homeowner some interesting things. Like when water is dripping into an attic crawl space, or where an open window is letting hot air escape during winter.
GRASP lab demonstrates quadrotors (w/ Video)
Tech giants bet on 'smart home' revolution
It's long been the stuff of science fiction, but tech giants hope the "smart home", where gadgets talk to each other and the fridge orders the milk, will soon become reality.
Robots unlikely to take big bites out of employment, expert says
Advances in artificial intelligence and robotics mean that machines will soon be able to do many of the tasks of today's workers. And not just blue collar jobs in areas such as manufacturing, but even in ...
Super-black nano-coating to be tested for the first time in space
(Phys.org) —An emerging super-black nanotechnology that promises to make spacecraft instruments more sensitive without enlarging their size will be tested for the first time on the International Space Station ...
Your home could soon be like the Jetsons'
For decades, futurists have been predicting the era of the "smart" home, where you don't need to be home to lock your doors, dim your lights or adjust your thermostats. But except for the homes of the wealthy and a few hobbyists, ...
Mission accomplished for Europe's cargo freighter
Europe's heaviest-ever cargo carrier to the International Space Station burned up in Earth's atmosphere Saturday in a controlled manoeuvre after a five-month mission, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.
Mouse groups reveal complex relationships
A common belief is that our modern, stimulation-filled environment encourages individualistic behavior (or anti-social behavior, depending on one's point of view), while simpler surroundings give rise to ...
Caffeine 'traffic light': Do you want to know how much caffeine is in your drink?
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers led by Prof. Young-Tae Chang from National University of Singapore and Prof. Yoon-Kyoung Cho from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Korea, developed ...