Brainput system takes some brain strain off multi-taskers
Security experts sound medical device malware alarm
Wireless network detects falls by the elderly
University of Utah electrical engineers have developed a network of wireless sensors that can detect a person falling. This monitoring technology could be linked to a service that would call emergency help ...
More than a good eye: Robot uses arms, location and more to discover objects
A robot can struggle to discover objects in its surroundings when it relies on computer vision alone. But by taking advantage of all of the information available to it—an object's location, size, shape ...
WISSARD team reaches subglacial Lake Whillans in Antarctica
Chinese firm in iPad row threatens to sue Apple in US
A debt-laden Chinese computer firm embroiled in a copyright row with Apple over the iPad name on Friday threatened to sue the technology giant in the United States for $2 billion.
Email 'vacations' decrease stress, increase concentration, researchers say
Being cut off from work email significantly reduces stress and allows employees to focus far better, according to a new study by UC Irvine and U.S. Army researchers.
Private supply ship flies by space station in test (Update)
The world's first private supply ship flew tantalizingly close to the International Space Station on Thursday but did not stop, completing a critical test in advance of the actual docking.
Small, portable sensors allow users to monitor exposure to pollution on their smart phones
(Phys.org)—Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego have built a small fleet of portable pollution sensors that allow users to monitor air quality in real time on their smart phones. ...
New test puts the squeeze on horseshoe crabs
If new technology under development proves out, horseshoe crabs will have to undergo fewer blood donations.
Controlling robots with your thoughts
This is Angel Perez Garcia. He can make a robot move exactly as he wants via the electrodes attached to his head.
Monitoring your vitals with a webcam
You may have used a webcam on your computer to make a video call. Someday that same camera - or one like it - might help doctors monitor your health.
Company claiming iPad trademark sues Apple in US
(AP) -- Apple Inc. is facing yet another challenge to its use of the iPad trademark in China - this time in a court in California.
Micromuscles: Micrometer-Sized Actuators from Liquid-crystal Elastomers (w/ Video)
To move your arm or leg, certain muscles need to change shape, to either lengthen or contract. Now scientists have made liquid-crystalline particles that can change shape in a similar way, but which are only ...