Heart-powered pacemaker could one day eliminate battery-replacement surgery
A new power scheme for cardiac pacemakers turns to an unlikely source: vibrations from heartbeats themselves.
Transistors are made from natural cotton fibers
(PhysOrg.com) -- Smarter, more functional clothing incorporating electronics may be possible in the near future, according to a study co-authored by Cornell fiber scientist Juan Hinestroza.
From mice to humans, comfort is being carried by mom
There is a very good reason mothers often carry their crying babies, pacing the floor, to help them calm down. New research published in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on April 18 shows that infants experience an aut ...
Supersonic skydiver reached 844 mph in record jump (Update)
Supersonic Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner was faster than he or anyone else thought during his record-setting jump last October from 24 miles (38 kilometers) up.
Waiting for Apple's iWatch
With Apple's stock hobbling and questions lingering about its ability to innovate in the post-Steve Jobs era, investors and fans are latching on to hopes that the tech giant's next big thing will be the iWatch.
Your body doesn't lie: People ignore political ads of candidates they oppose
A recent study examined people's bodily responses while watching presidential campaign ads - and discovered another way that people avoid political information that challenges their beliefs.
In smartphone's wake comes the intelligent watch
After the smartphone, the intelligent watch promises to become the latest hi-tech trend, allowing wearers to peek at messages and even take calls without touching their phones.
Adhesive force differences enable separation of stem cells to advance therapies
A new separation process that depends on an easily-distinguished physical difference in adhesive forces among cells could help expand production of stem cells generated through cell reprogramming. By facilitating ...
Power-generating knee strap hints at end for batteries
Battery-powered devices could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a group of UK researchers who have created a novel energy harvester to power some of the latest wearable gadgets.
Email 'vacations' decrease stress, increase concentration, researchers say
Being cut off from work email significantly reduces stress and allows employees to focus far better, according to a new study by UC Irvine and U.S. Army researchers.
Secrets of flocking revealed
Watching thousands of birds fly in a highly coordinated, yet leaderless, flock can be utterly baffling to humans. Now, new research is peeling back the layers of mystery to show how exactly they do it -- and ...
Taking the pulse of the crowd
If everyone in the crowd at a sports event or concert or even the players had wireless heart monitors fitted, commentators and those behind the sound desk could get a real measure of the sense of the collective excitement ...
Migratory birds don't train for migrations
If you were minded to run a marathon, you probably wouldn't attempt it without any training whatsoever. Yet, scientists have discovered that this is exactly what barnacle geese do before they set off on their ...
Fitness products galore at gadget show
If your New Year's resolution was to get more exercise and you're slipping already how about a digital personal trainer?