CEO says Sony is on track for comeback
Sony Corp., the struggling Japanese electronics and entertainment company, is headed in the right direction although its comeback is not yet complete, its chief executive said Thursday.
Artificial molecular machine could hold key to more efficient manufacturing (w/ video)
An industrial revolution on a minute scale is taking place in laboratories at The University of Manchester with the development of a highly complex machine that mimics how molecules are made in nature.
Scientists design, control movements of molecular motor
(Phys.org)—An international team of scientists has taken the next step in creating nanoscale machines by designing a multi-component molecular motor that can be moved clockwise and counterclockwise.
Review: 'Nike+ Kinect,' 'Your Shape' sweat it out
It's that time of the year when the line for an elliptical machine at your local gym stretches a bit longer thanks to freshly motivated folks who've resolved to start 2013 by shedding pounds and shaping up. ...
Tobii's eye tracker REX will showcase at CES (w/ video)
Review: Nintendo's TVii tops button-laden remotes
Nintendo's TV-watching tool for the new Wii U game console beats my regular remote control hands down. Called TVii, the service transforms how you watch television in three key ways. It turns the touch-screen ...
Zynga builds on casino-style play with Elite Slots
Facebook games pioneer Zynga on Wednesday said it was expanding its casino-style offerings with an "Elite Slots" title that weaves social and story elements with luck-based play.
Intelligent 3-D image technology could enable targeted out-of-home advertising
(Phys.org)—Directed advertising is common in online shopping and in social media but is not currently an option in the out-of-home digital environment due to the technical challenges involved.
Resurrection of extinct enzymes reveals evolutionary strategy for the invention of new functions
How does evolution innovate? We exist because our ancestors have had the ability to adapt successfully to changes in their environment; however, merely examining present-day organisms can limit our understanding of the actual ...
For honest voting, write a message the 'man in the middle' can't intercept
(Phys.org)—In the run-up to the last election warnings about computer hacking were rampant. Experts demonstrated how the hardware in voting machines could be modified. Touch-screen machines visibly changed votes. One possibility ...
Composites for large-scale manufacturing
Continuous fiber-reinforced composites with thermoplastic matrix resins are very well suited for use in automotive manufacturing. However, to manufacture them is complicated. A new approach now makes it possible ...
Machines with built-in copy protection
Pirated goods cost German industry billions, and expensive industrial goods like machining systems are becoming a growing target. Scientists are turning the tables on the forgers by studying their methods ...
UN offers prize to illuminate 3,000 Bosnian homes
(AP)—Challenge prizes have inspired inventions like margarine or canned food or achievements like the Lindbergh flight over the Atlantic.