Scientists build thinnest-possible LEDs to be stronger, more energy efficient
(Phys.org) —Most modern electronics, from flat-screen TVs and smartphones to wearable technologies and computer monitors, use tiny light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. These LEDs are based off of semiconductors ...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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. ...
Personal electronics' next revolution: Home printers that make 3-D objects
Just imagine: Instead of sending Grandma a holiday photo of the family for her fridge, you call up the image on your computer monitor, click "print," and your printer produces a three-dimensional plastic model ready for hanging ...
Shanghai court throws out case against Apple
A court in Shanghai threw out a civil case against Apple Inc on Thursday, citing a lack of evidence in a trademark dispute and ruled the US computer giant could continue iPad sales in the city.
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 ...
Samsung, Sharp in LCD price-fixing settlement
South Korea's Samsung, Japan's Sharp and five other Asian firms have agreed to a $553 million settlement for illegally fixing liquid crystal display prices, New York state's attorney general said Tuesday.
Brainput system takes some brain strain off multi-taskers
WISSARD team reaches subglacial Lake Whillans in Antarctica
Chinese court hears Apple appeal on iPad trademark
(AP) -- A Chinese court on Wednesday began hearing Apple's appeal of a ruling against its right to use the iPad trademark in China.