Hibernating lemurs hint at the secrets of sleep
By studying hibernation, a Duke University team is providing a window into why humans sleep. Observations of a little-known primate called the fat-tailed dwarf lemur in captivity and the wild has revealed ...
Emperor Penguin can stay under water for up to 27 minutes, new research reveals
New research has revealed how the Emperor Penguin is able to dive to depths of over 500m and stay under water for up to 27 minutes – deeper and longer than any of its fellow avian species.
Smart sock for baby monitoring in funding campaign
Finland team has bed sensor to measure sleep
Seeing the human pulse: Algorithm can accurately gauge heart rate by measuring tiny head movements in video data
Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed a new algorithm that can accurately measure the heart rates of people depicted in ordinary digital video by analyzing ...
Detecting cyanide poisoning in 70 seconds
The diagnostic test to determine cyanide exposure takes 24 hours.
Three reasons Apple's watch will—or won't—change the game
No one can argue that Apple has changed the way people live their lives. The company's iPod, iTunes, iPhone and iPad have shaken up music, phone and computer markets worldwide. Is the Apple Watch going to ...
Huawei puts premium styling in watch entry, thinks Classic
Challenges for doctors using fitness trackers and apps
More hospitals and doctors are starting to use data from fitness trackers and health apps to help treat patients. But they are moving cautiously. The technology has a lot of potential, but there are key ch ...
Using digital devices to encourage reading with kids, meditation and more
We use technology to run everything from our home thermostats to our social lives, but can it also make us better parents? A pair of new studies examines that very question, and preliminary findings are encouraging.
Marketing a new product? Getting consumers to visualize using it could backfire
Companies often provide detailed information that encourages consumers to visualize using a new product. But does this make consumers more likely to buy it? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, it dep ...
Gift Guide: Five fitness trackers offer wide range
There are several fitness trackers to choose from, varying in what they measure and how easy they are to use. Here are five, ranked from budget to sophisticated, to give you a sense of the range available. ...
Gift Guide: How to pick the right fitness tracker
The holidays are here, which means feeling guilty about how much you're eating and how little you're exercising. Gadgets are available to help keep that in balance.
New 'electronic skin' for prosthetics, robotics detects pressure from different directions
Touch can be a subtle sense, but it communicates quickly whether something in our hands is slipping, for example, so we can tighten our grip. For the first time, scientists report the development of a stretchable ...