Always-on Android voice-controlled Ubi starts pre-orders
EU introduces new road safety rules
European roads should be safer from Thursday when a whole slew of new safety rules come into force, part of efforts to cut auto accident deaths by 50 percent by 2020.
Temperatures measured at Gale Crater higher than expected
(Phys.org)—Preliminary weather reports from the Curiosity's Remote Environment Monitoring Station (REMS) are showing some surprisingly mild temperatures during the day. Average daytime air temperatures ...
My offbeat wish list for the next iPhone
The flurry of rumors and reports surrounding Apple's upcoming iPhone launch have left little to the imagination about what Apple will actually announce Wednesday, but I'm still hoping for a few surprises.
Pressure sensor array made with polyamino acid
Japanese researchers from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), have developed an all-printed flexible pressure sensor in collaboration with Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
NASA hypersonic inflatable tech test set for Virginia launch July 21
(Phys.org) -- NASA Space Technology Program researchers will launch and deploy a large inflatable heat shield aboard a rocket travelling at hypersonic speeds this weekend during a technology demonstration test from the agency's ...
Researchers create the most detailed map ever of an underwater lava flow
(Phys.org) -- Axial seamount, 480 kilometers (300 miles) off the coast of northern Oregon, is one of the best-studied underwater volcanoes in the world. For 30 years, researchers have explored this volcano ...
Nanowires have superior electrical, mechanical properties and can be put to good use in pressure sensors
Miniaturized pressure sensors are widely used in mechanical and biomedical applications, for example, in gauging fuel pressure in cars or in monitoring blood pressure in patients. Woo-Tae Park and co-workers ...
Miniature pressure sensors for medical touch
A new kind of flexible, transparent pressure sensor, developed at the University of California, Davis, for use in medical applications, relies on a drop of liquid.
Mother of pearl tells a tale of ocean temperature, depth
Nacre -- or mother of pearl, scientists and artisans know, is one of nature's amazing utilitarian materials.
Rap music powers rhythmic action of medical sensor
(PhysOrg.com) -- The driving bass rhythm of rap music can be harnessed to power a new type of miniature medical sensor designed to be implanted in the body.
Bum's the word in Japan security scans
Put your fingerprint scanners away. Stand aside iris measurers. Buttocks are the new way to prove who you are.
Using Loch Ness to track the tilt of the world
That the rise and fall of the tide is primarily driven by the gravitational pull of the moon and the Sun is common knowledge, but not all tides are controlled by such a standard mechanism.
New sensor system tracks firefighters where GPS fails
Firefighter Ray Hodgson hits the talk button on his walkie-talkie: "I have fire showing, possibility of a rescue on the third floor. Engine 35, initiate a rescue group. Also back him up with a hose line."