Lego-like modular components make building 3-D 'labs-on-a-chip' a snap
Thanks to new LEGO-like components developed by researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, it is now possible to build a 3-D microfluidic system quickly and cheaply by simply snapping together ...
WEGA fusion experiment passed on to the USA
The small WEGA fusion device at Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics (IPP) in Greifswald is being handed over to the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. The "Wendelstein-Experiment in Greifswald ...
Samsung may launch first Tizen phone in India
Samsung Electronics Co., which faces a slowdown in emerging market smartphone sales, will release its long-delayed Tizen-powered handset in India before the end of this year, a report said Monday.
Quick-change materials break the silicon speed limit for computers
(Phys.org) —Faster, smaller, greener computers, capable of processing information up to 1,000 times faster than currently available models, could be made possible by replacing silicon with materials that ...
Nuclear spins control current in plastic LED: Step toward quantum computing, spintronic memory, better displays
University of Utah physicists read the subatomic "spins" in the centers or nuclei of hydrogen isotopes, and used the data to control current that powered light in a cheap, plastic LED – at room temperature ...
Apple's new encryption to lock out government (Update)
Apple is rolling out new privacy protections for iPhones and iPads, with a new system that makes it impossible for the company to unlock a device even with a warrant.
MIT groups develop smartphone system THAW that allows for direct interaction between devices
Review: Devices, apps act like one under iOS 8
The scores of new features in Apple's software update for mobile devices can be boiled down to one word: unity.
Apple iOS 8 software bug affects health apps
A bug in Apple's new iOS 8 software for mobile devices is prompting the company to withhold apps that use a highly touted feature for keeping track of fitness and health data.
New Apple mobile software arrives Wednesday
New-generation Apple software for powering its coveted mobile devices is set for release on Wednesday, two days ahead of the arrival of its latest iPhones.
'Smart material' chin strap harvests energy from chewing
A chin strap that can harvest energy from jaw movements has been created by a group of researchers in Canada.
For electronics beyond silicon, a new contender emerges
Silicon has few serious competitors as the material of choice in the electronics industry. Yet transistors, the switchable valves that control the flow of electrons in a circuit, cannot simply keep shrinking ...
Data visualisation page illustrates the power consumption of smartphones
An infographic developed by University of Helsinki researchers presents the first side-by-side comparison of the power consumption and fragmentation of Android and iOS devices. ...
One man trying to bring Broadway into 21st century
When John Travolta shocked theater fans by mangling the pronunciation of Idina Menzel's name at the Oscars, one person saw a gift in the slip—Damian Bazadona.