Facebook slings new photo/video messaging app
Facebook released Tuesday a new instant messaging app that enables users to send photos or video to selected friends who can only see them if they send an image back.
Sensor in eye could track pressure changes, monitor for glaucoma
Your eye could someday house its own high-tech information center, tracking important changes and letting you know when it's time to see an eye doctor.
A faster path to optical circuits
Just as electronic circuits work with electrical charges, optical circuits process pulses of light, which gives them a distinct advantage in terms of speed. Optical technologies are therefore the object of intense research, ...
Silicon (Si) is ubiquitous in modern semiconductor manufacturing. Well-established procedures for its processing, perfected over more than five decades of industrial use, enable a diverse array of electronic ...
New generation of aerial robots for high-risk service tasks
The need for robots able to carry out high-risk service tasks, such as the inspection of power plants and the cleaning of skyscrapers, is growing. Robots that actively interact with the environment without ...
Amazon launches music streaming for Prime members (Update)
Amazon's newly announced music streaming service is yet another attempt by the company to move beyond e-commerce and infuse itself into the daily lives of Americans with an increasing number of offerings ...
PlayStation lets Sony grab for home entertainment crown
Sony's new-generation PlayStation 4 console ramped up its winning momentum at the international E3 video game show that wraps Thursday.
Review: Samsung fitness products offer the basics
Samsung's latest gadgets try to tap into people's passions for tracking fitness activities.
Study finds weird magic ingredient for quantum computing
A form of quantum weirdness is a key ingredient for building quantum computers according to new research from a team at the University of Waterloo's Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC).
Toward 24-7 glucose monitoring to help manage diabetes
Nearly half a million people with diabetes end up in emergency rooms around the U.S. every year due to the seizures and other consequences of dropping or spiking blood-sugar levels associated with the disease. ...
Drones for fun, games and more
It may be a while before drones start patrolling American skies or delivering packages, but kids and adults will be able to command their own personal flying devices very soon.
Charging portable electronics in 10 minutes
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a three-dimensional, silicon-decorated, cone-shaped carbon-nanotube cluster architecture for lithium ion ...
Technology using microwave heating may impact electronics manufacture
Engineers at Oregon State University have successfully shown that a continuous flow reactor can produce high-quality nanoparticles by using microwave-assisted heating – essentially the same forces that ...
Funky ferroelectric properties probed with X-rays
Ferroelectric materials like barium titanate, a ceramic used in capacitors, are essential to many electronic devices. Typical ferroelectric materials develop features called domain walls with unusual properties ...