Ricoh shows off omnidirectional camera (w/ video)
'Nanotubes on a chip' could simplify optical power measurements
(Phys.org)—The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated a novel chip-scale instrument made of carbon nanotubes that may simplify absolute measurements of laser power, especially ...
3-D printing gives businesses a low-cost option for odd jobs
What does a business do if the vintage aircraft part a customer needs hasn't been made in decades? For a solution, Airflow Systems of Capistrano Beach, Calif., turned to Rapid Tech at University of California-Irvine. Through ...
Smartphones might soon develop emotional intelligence thanks to team's algorithm for speech-based emotion classification
If you think having your phone identify the nearest bus stop is cool, wait until it identifies your mood. New research by a team of engineers at the University of Rochester may soon make that possible. At ...
Raspberry Pi posts news about camera board and prize winner
These bots were made for walking: Cells power biological machines
They're soft, biocompatible, about 7 millimeters long – and, incredibly, able to walk by themselves. Miniature "bio-bots" developed at the University of Illinois are making tracks in synthetic biology.
Climbing Chiba wheelchair finds its legs when needed (w/ Video)
Navy evaluating second electromagnetic railgun innovative naval prototype
The Office of Naval Research's (ONR) Electromagnetic (EM) Railgun program is evaluating the second of two industry railgun prototype launchers at a facility in Dahlgren, Va., officials announced today.
Digital tabletop system with views on demand (w/ Video)
A tabletop system where users can come together and view shared content will be unveiled today. A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, have developed the system aimed at supporting mixed-focus collaborative ...
Nanoscale imaging of strain using X-ray Bragg projection ptychography
(Phys.org)—The theoretical and experimental framework of a new coherent diffraction strain imaging approach was developed in the Center for Nanoscale Materials' X-Ray Microscopy Group in collaboration with ...
Google has designs on flip-up wristwatch
Prototype binoculars from NHK show-stop CEATEC crowd
Research shows graphene nanopores can be controlled
(Phys.org)—Engineers at the University of Texas at Dallas have used advanced techniques to make the material graphene small enough to read DNA.
Automatic building mapping could help emergency responders
MIT researchers have built a wearable sensor system that automatically creates a digital map of the environment through which the wearer is moving. The prototype system, described in a paper slated for the ...