Optogenetics -- Combination switch turns neurons on and off
(PhysOrg.com) -- Flies that display courtship behaviour at the press of a button, worms made to wriggle by remote control: since the dawn of optogenetics, scientists can turn nerve cells on and off using pulses ...
Brainlink controller smartens dust-collecting robots: Let's Roomba
Glove-friendly touchscreen goes on exhibit
Asia's biggest tech fair opens in Japan
Smartphones detecting bad breath and radiation, twistable remote controls and a super-thin tablet computer were just some of the gadgets on show at Asia's biggest tech fair in Japan Tuesday.
Piezoelectric film used for new remote that twists and bends
Insulin pump maker identified after hacking talk
(AP) -- When Jay Radcliffe revealed three weeks ago that he'd found serious security holes in a popular type of insulin pump that diabetics wear, he kept two important details secret: the pump maker's name, ...
Lockheed Martin develops maple-seed-like drone
The seeds that drop from maple trees each fall, whirring softly to the ground like silent one-winged helicopters, are the inspiration for a new kind of flying machine that could be useful for military information-gathering.
US cable TV giant adding Skype calls
US cable TV giant Comcast announced plans to add video chat to television viewing through a partnership with Skype.
Small remote control for hearing aids with bluetooth
A tiny remote control now enables people who wear Siemens hearing aids to transmit audio signals from a television, phone, or MP3 player directly to their hearing devices. They hear the sound much more clearly ...
Japan deep-sea robots to seek minerals: report
Resource-poor Japan plans to use deep-sea mining robots to exploit rare earths and precious metals on the ocean floors around the island nation within a decade, according to a media report.
Remotes coming to Netflix-streaming devices
(AP) -- Netflix fans will soon be able to use a remote controller to flick through their flicks available for streaming over the Internet on devices such as TV sets, Blu-ray players and others.
Preview of what's to see on Google TV
Google revealed new details about its Google TV system last week with the launch of a new Web site, and Logitech showed off the first piece of hardware running the Internet-TV system, a gadget called the Revue. ...
YouTube wants viewers to 'leanback,' stay longer
(AP) -- YouTube is trying to become as brainless and painless to watch as the boob tube. In the process, the Web's leading video site hopes to learn enough about its viewers to replace their remote control.
Turning remote control into intimate support
(PhysOrg.com) -- All the remote controls lying around our houses or fixed to our walls can be combined via new standardised middleware. Combined control enables new levels of home support to the elderly and ...