Earnings show less for left-handed, says study
Study finds significant facial variation in pre-Columbian South America
A team of anthropology researchers has found significant differences in facial features between seven different pre-Columbian peoples they evaluated from what is now Peru – disproving a longstanding perception ...
Japan's Robear: Strength of a robot, face of a bear
Forget the frightening androids of dystopian sci-fi, the future of robots is cute polar bears that can lift elderly people into and out of bed.
Boy, 13, builds Braille printer with Legos, starts company
In Silicon Valley, it's never too early to become an entrepreneur. Just ask 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee.
Google expects public in driverless cars in two to five years
The head of self-driving cars for Google expects real people to be using them on public roads in two to five years.
Dutch launch 'intelligent bicycle' that warns of danger
The Netherlands on Monday launched its first-ever "intelligent bicycle", fitted with an array of electronic devices to help bring down the high accident rate among elderly cyclists in the bicycle-mad country.
TV viewing support for color-blind emerges with Eyeteq
Health and Retirement study indicates people wildly underestimate how long they will live
Microsoft's bone-conducting headset helps blind navigate in cities
User-friendly electronic 'EyeCane' enhances navigational abilities for the blind
White Canes provide low-tech assistance to the visually impaired, but some blind people object to their use because they are cumbersome, fail to detect elevated obstacles, or require long training periods ...
Business people prefer working in their cars instead of trains, planes and airports
Noisy and cramped conditions in trains, planes and airports are discouraging many commuters and business people from working while travelling, new research shows.
Family stability, not family structure, is key to education success, says study
Young people in stable lone-parent households are just as likely to stay in education as their counterparts in stable married families, a new University of Sussex–led study has revealed.
Engineer produces free Braille-writer app
Three years ago, Sohan Dharmaraja was a Stanford engineering doctoral candidate in search of his next project when he visited the Stanford Office of Accessible Education, which helps blind and visually challenged ...
Modular disability aids for world's poorest
Brunel University London design engineering student Cara O'Sullivan's final year project aims to help developing countries make their own disability aids using modular components.