'Sleep talking' PCs save energy and money
Personal computers may soon save large amounts of energy by "sleep talking." Computer scientists at UC San Diego and Microsoft Research have created a plug-and-play hardware prototype for personal computers ...
Brain Regions Responsible for Empathy Mapped by Researchers
Columbia University researchers have shown for the first time that two brain systems are primarily responsible for allowing humans to accurately predict the emotions of others. Psychology professors Kevin ...
Black Hat presentation shows iris-scanning breach
Extinct 'mega claw' creature had spider-like brain 520 million years ago
Research led by University of Arizona Regents' Professor Nick Strausfeld and London Natural History Museum's Greg Edgecombe has revealed that the ancestors of chelicerates (spiders, scorpions and their kin) ...
NASA team advances next-generation 3D-imaging lidar
(Phys.org) —Building, fixing, and refueling space-based assets or rendezvousing with a comet or asteroid will require a robotic vehicle and a super-precise, high-resolution 3-D imaging lidar that will generate ...
Stolen-data trove offers look inside a botnet
(AP) -- Getting hacked is like having your computer turn traitor on you, spying on everything you do and shipping your secrets to identity thieves.
iPhone 5S fingerprint scanning: Thumbs up or down?
Technology to acquire and use biometric data such as fingerprints has been around for several decades and has made its way from forensic investigation to laptop computers – and now, with this week's introduction ...
Japan rapid scanning system can digitise book in one minute (w/ Video)
Japanese researchers said Friday they had developed technology to scan a book as fast as a person can flip through it.
Hidden beauty of the nano-cosmos
When researchers receive prizes, it is usually to honour their scientific work. However, the photographs from the scanning electron microscope, taken by Siddhartha Pathak during his postdoctoral time at Empa ...
Researcher uses medical imaging technology to better understand fish senses
University of Rhode Island marine biologist Jacqueline Webb gets an occasional strange look when she brings fish to the Orthopedics Research Lab at Rhode Island Hospital. While the facility's microCT scanner is typically ...
'TomTom' for human body: TLEMsafe to assist surgeons with reconstructive surgery
Dutch researchers from the University of Twente's MIRA research institute, UMC St Radboud and various other institutions have developed a highly detailed computer model of the musculoskeletal system of the ...
Giant 3-D printed bugs shed light on insect anatomy
Minute insects, from the Australian National Insect Collection, have been super sized by up to forty times using a novel 3D scanning system and printed using a state of the art 3D printer.
Study confirms magnetic properties of silicon nano-ribbons
(Phys.org)—Nano-ribbons of silicon configured so the atoms resemble chicken wire could hold the key to ultrahigh density data storage and information processing systems of the future.
Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles could help track stem cells in the body
Researchers at the University of Liverpool have developed new methods to track stem cells and further understanding of what happens to them after they have been in the body for a significant period of time.