Lead-free glass decor
Whether on baby bottles, beer mugs or perfume bottles, imprints on glass consist mainly of lead oxide. Fraunhofer researchers have developed printing inks for glass that do not contain any toxic elements. ...
Health T-shirts and a mind-reading bar unveiled in Japan
Glasses that tell you how to get home, adverts that know where you are looking and a T-shirt that knows how fast your heart is beating were on display at a huge tech gathering in Japan Tuesday.
Nanoparticles break the symmetry of light
How can a beam of light tell the difference between left and right? At the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) tiny particles have been coupled to a glass fibre. The particles emit light into the fibre ...
New software for Google Glass provides captions for hard-of-hearing users
A team of Georgia Institute of Technology researchers has created speech-to-text software for Google Glass that helps hard-of-hearing users with everyday conversations. A hard-of-hearing person wears Glass ...
How Apple Watch can avoid some of Google Glass's pitfalls
The unveiling of Apple Watch earlier this month was the moment the nascent wearable computing industry has been waiting for.
IT student seeks to help mitigate risks of Google Glass
As online data breaches continue to challenge companies' and consumers' trust in cybersecurity, UC information-technology major Marina Grebenshchikova is exploring the risks associated with ever-evolving ...
Drivers, don't trade in your smartphone for Google Glass yet
Texting while driving with Google Glass is clearly a distraction, a new University of Central Florida study has concluded—but there is a twist. In the study, texting Glass users outperformed smartphone ...
Apple and Google make changes in the battle for new markets
NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) prepare astronauts
ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen is looking forward to flying to the International Space Station next year but until yesterday he was underwater trying out a handy new device he will use in space.
Nanoribbon film keeps glass ice-free: Team refines deicing film that allows radio frequencies to pass
Rice University scientists who created a deicing film for radar domes have now refined the technology to work as a transparent coating for glass.
Wearable computing and privacy invasions you might want to think about now
Are you being recorded? Thanks to the ubiquity of CCTV and camera phones, the answer is more than ever before likely to be "Yes". Add to this the growth of wearable technology such as Google Glass and pe ...
Google building fleet of package-delivering drones
Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.
SHORE facial analysis spots emotions on Google Glass
Watching the structure of glass under pressure
Glass has many applications that call for different properties, such as resistance to thermal shock or to chemically harsh environments. Glassmakers commonly use additives such as boron oxide to tweak these ...