New multi-touch screen technology developed (w/ Video)
The world's smallest magnetic data storage unit
Scientists from IBM and the German Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) have built the world's smallest magnetic data storage unit. It uses just twelve atoms per bit, the basic unit of information, ...
Cheap and quick HIV testing made possible with DVD scanners
Thanks to USB sticks and video streaming, DVD players are becoming all but obsolete. But their cheap optics may find a new life in a cost-effective and speedy technique for on-the-spot HIV testing and other ...
'Mind-reading' brain-scan software showcased in NY
(AP) -- Mind reading may no longer be the domain of psychics and fortune tellers - now some computers can do it, too.
The self-improvement of lithium-ion batteries
(Phys.org)—The search for clean and green energy in the 21st century requires a better and more efficient battery technology. The key to attaining that goal may lie in designing and building batteries not ...
Virtual-twin plan could support surgery for soldiers
Scientists looking to burst the superconductivity bubble
(PhysOrg.com) -- Bubbles are blocking the current path of one of the most promising high temperature superconducting materials, new research suggests.
'E-gate' adds face recognition to airline security
Silicon Valley-based AOptix on Monday introduced new "e-gates" that recognize faces as well as irises of passengers before opening to let them board flights.
Airport body scanners spreading across US
(AP) -- The Transportation Security Administration on Friday announced nine more U.S. airports that will receive body-scanning technology, as the U.S. heightens its effort to detect hidden explosives and ...
New technology helps scientists understand ancient fossils
Some of the world's oldest human bones and other ancient relics are studied here using some of the world's newest technologies.
CT scan and 3-D print help scientists reconstruct an ancient mollusk (w/ Video)
(Phys.org)—Using a combination of traditional and innovative model-building techniques, scientists in the U.S. and a specialist in Denmark have created a lifelike reconstruction of an ancient mollusk, offering ...
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 ...
3-D printers make replicas of cuneiform tablets
Today's Assyriology scholars study Sumerian and Babylonian cuneiform tablets with the help of digital photographs or handwritten copies of the texts, but ideally, they visit collections to see the tablets ...
Tracking the 'evolution' of nanoparticles as they decontaminate groundwater
(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineers use advanced imaging techniques to examine bimetallic materials that have remediated more than 50 toxic waste sites.