Google launches Internet-beaming balloons
Wrinkled and skinny at first, the translucent, jellyfish-shaped balloons that Google released this week from a frozen field in the heart of New Zealand's South Island hardened into shiny pumpkins as they ...
New array measures vibrations across the skin, may help engineers design optimal, wearable tactile displays
In the near future, a buzz in your belt or a pulse from your jacket may give you instructions on how to navigate your surroundings. Think of it as tactile Morse code: vibrations from a wearable, GPS-linked ...
Google snaps up Waze to add to mapping service (Update)
Google is buying online mapping service Waze in a $1.03 billion deal that keeps a potentially valuable tool away from its rivals while allowing it to gain technology that could improve the accuracy and usefulness ...
Google rolls its own keyboard app for Android 4.0 and up
Big weather on hot Jupiters
Among the hundreds of new planets discovered by NASA's Kepler spacecraft are a class of exotic worlds known as "hot Jupiters." Unlike the giant planets of our own solar system, which remain at a safe distance ...
New tool has potential for brain mapping
A new tool being developed by UT Arlington assistant professor of physics could help scientists map and track the interactions between neurons inside different areas of the brain.
Cassini shapes first global topographic map of Titan
(Phys.org) —Scientists have created the first global topographic map of Saturn's moon Titan, giving researchers a valuable tool for learning more about one of the most Earth-like and interesting worlds ...
Realtime map shows Wikipedia changes worldwide
Facebook eyes $1bn deal for GPS app Waze
Facebook is in talks on a potential $1 billion deal to buy the Israel-based GPS mobile navigation app Waze, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Review: Google Now useful as a supplement to Siri
Google Now is often compared with the Siri voice assistant on Apple's mobile devices, but its power lies in giving you information you need to know before you have to ask. It works best as a supplement to ...
Google Glass for consumers will 'take a while', Schmidt says
Consumers can expect to wait a while before they're able to lay their hands on Google's much-hyped Internet-connected eyewear, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt said Friday.
Google agrees to change search display in Europe (Update 2)
Google has agreed to change how it displays search results in Europe—including a better labeling of its promoted content and displaying links to competitors—to appease concerns it might be abusing its ...
Titan's methane: Going, going, soon to be gone?
(Phys.org) —By tracking a part of the surface of Saturn's moon Titan over several years, NASA's Cassini mission has found a remarkable longevity to the hydrocarbon lakes on the moon's surface.
US digital library brings culture, history online
A new "digital public library" set to launch this month aims to provide an alternative to Google for those looking for American cultural information online.