Creating smarter infrastructure
A team from the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction have developed a mechanical amplifier to convert ambient vibrations into electricity more effectively, which could be used to power wireless sen ...
New Lego robotics kit talks to iPhones
Lego bricks are getting cozy with the iPhone and other Apple devices in the latest incarnation of the Mindstorms robotics kit.
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 ...
Wearable technology can monitor rehabilitation
Wearable technology is not only for sports and fashion enthusiasts it can also be used to monitor and aid clinical rehabilitation according to new research published in BioMed Central's open access journal ...
Designers reinvent the remote
Sixty years after its creation under the name "Lazy Bones", the remote control is poised to change our relationship with digital content. The EPFL+ECAL Lab, in collaboration with the Kudelski Group, announced ...
Engineers pave the way towards 3D printing of personal electronics
Scientists are developing new materials which could one day allow people to print out custom-designed personal electronics such as games controllers which perfectly fit their hand shape.
Instrument delivered for NASA's upcoming Mars mission
(Phys.org)—A remote sensing instrument that will peer into the ultraviolet to offer clues to how Mars might have lost its atmosphere has arrived at Lockheed Martin for integration into NASA's Mars Atmosphere ...
Antenna-on-a-chip rips the light fantastic
(Phys.org)—A device that looks like a tiny washboard may clean the clocks of current commercial products used to manipulate infrared light.
Nintendo seeks to shake up gaming again with Wii U (Update)
It can scan zombies, replace a TV remote, open a window into virtual worlds and shoot ninja stars across a living room. It's the Wii U GamePad, the 10-by-5-inch touchscreen controller for the successor to ...
The next interface: Electrical fields, MGC3130, and your hand (w/ Video)
Researchers find feral cat numbers not reduced when dingo numbers increase in outback
Scientist taking infrared laser look at forests
The old adage "you can't see the forest for the trees" might mean more to Dr. Sorin Popescu than most people.
Scaly-tailed possum re-discovered in Kimberley
An endemic mammal has been re-discovered in the eastern Kimberley, almost a century after its last recorded sighting.
Gold nanocluster arrays will improve SERS sensors, researchers say
Cancer, food pathogens and biosecurity threats can all be detected using a sensing technique called surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). To meet ever-increasing demands in sensitivity, however, signals ...