Wireless networks and security expert develops app to improve driving
You are driving along the interstate when your foot depresses the gas pedal. Almost immediately, a disembodied female voice from the smart phone on the center console beside you warns: "Sudden accelerate. ...
Marblar site seeks to clickstart science uses
Israeli inventor has backers for cardboard bicycle
'Molecular beacons' light up stem cell transformation
(Phys.org)—A novel set of custom-designed "molecular beacons" allows scientists to monitor gene expression in living populations of stem cells as they turn into a specific tissue in real-time. The technology, ...
Physician, glove thyself: Med Sensation has exam tool (w/ Video)
Professor on quest for India's hidden inventors
(AP) It's 43 degrees Celsius (110 F), and Prof. Anil Gupta has been hiking the scorched plains of central India for hours. But he smiles widely as he enters a tiny village in search of another unsung ...
Manipulating tiny animals with sound waves: Researchers develop a new kind of 'tweezers'
By using sound waves to push and pull matter like science fiction tractor beams, scientists have developed "acoustic tweezers" that can manipulate blood cells and microscopic worms on a platform the size of ...
US inventor claims design for BP well cap stolen
(AP) An inventor claims his design was the basis for the cap used to choke off the flow of oil to the Gulf of Mexico nearly three months after BP's undersea well blew in 2010. And he says it was stolen.
Internet rights champions call for US patent reform
Internet rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on Tuesday launched a campaign to reform the US patent system, which it argued has been "weaponized" to attack inventors.
Google cleared in Oracle suit on patents (Update)
Google won a major victory Wednesday as jurors sided with the Internet giant in a high-stakes court battle over patents with business software titan Oracle.
Gov. mistakenly says Facebook invented in Calif.
(AP) -- Apparently, California Gov. Jerry Brown forgot to rent "The Social Network."
A physicist and an inventor
As a boy growing up in Croatia, Marin Soljacic wanted to be an inventor. But he wasnt interested only in designing new products; he wanted to discover physical phenomena that would enable completely ...
Inventors limber up for Geneva showcase
A ultra-quick sock drier and a device to repel pesky bugs are among about 1,000 inventions being showcased at the 40th International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva next week.
Dutch 'flying car' takes to the skies
Is it a flying car or a driving aircraft? Either way, the Personal Air and Land Vehicle, or PAL-V for short, has just proved it can handle the skies as well as the highway, both at up to 180 kilometres (112 ...