Nanofabrication: Medical sensors improve with holey gold nanostructures
Recent advances in nanotechnology are providing new possibilities for medical imaging and sensing. Gold nanostructures, for example, can enhance the fluorescence of marker dyes that are commonly used to detect ...
Researchers discover a way to switch liquid crystals off faster
Intel readying to take on Kinect with 3D depth cameras
Hacker group finds a way to gain root access to Chromecast
Delayed Shield game gadget to hit market on July 31
Graphics chip star NVIDIA has set a July 31 release date for its Shield handheld gaming and entertainment device powered by Google's Android software.
Tablets thrust Thai classrooms into digital era
In a rural classroom in the Thai highlands, hill tribe children energetically slide their fingertips over tablet computer screens practicing everything from English to mathematics and music.
Making frequency-hopping radios practical
The way in which radio spectrum is currently allocated to different wireless technologies can lead to gross inefficiencies. In some regions, for instance, the frequencies used by cellphones can be desperately ...
Google-Samsung relationship profitable but could change
The world's leading smartphone maker managed to spotlight a youthful tap-dancer, Broadway actors and plenty of lame jokes during an hourlong event to show off its latest high-end gadget - but there was barely a mention of ...
Verizon-backed Redbox launches streaming service
In a challenge to instant video leader Netflix, telecom giant Verizon and rental group Redbox have launched a streaming video service for US customers.
Point and shoot camera produces 3-D models
Legged Squad Support System (LS3): DARPA's four-legged robot with voice recognition (video)
(Phys.org)—Today's dismounted warfighter can be saddled with more than 100 pounds of gear, resulting in physical strain, fatigue and degraded performance. Reducing the load on dismounted warfighters has ...
Mobile Internet forcing computers to evolve
The shift to smartphones and tablets became a landslide this year, crushing desire for laptop computers and pressuring manufacturers to adapt to the mobile Internet era.
New micropumps for hand-held medical labs produce pressures 500 times higher than car tire
In an advance toward analyzing blood and urine instantly at a patient's bedside instead of waiting for results from a central laboratory, scientists are reporting development of a new micropump capable of ...