Students show Wallace and Gromit 'Wrong Trousers' are scientifically possible for a short period of time
In the classic 1993 Wallace & Gromit film The Wrong Trousers Gromit receives a pair of ex-NASA robotic Techno Trousers from Wallace for his birthday which allows for its wearer to walk on walls – and physics ...
Without a trace: Cells keep to one direction by erasing the path
(Phys.org) —Migrating cells, it seems, cover their tracks not for fear of being followed, but to keep moving forward. Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, ...
Architect imagines BT Tower as pollutant-scrubbing haven
Secret to Prism program: Even bigger data seizure
In the months and early years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, FBI agents began showing up at Microsoft Corp. more frequently than before, armed with court orders demanding information on customers.
Humans feel empathy for robots: fMRI scans show similar brain function when robots are treated the same as humans
From the T-101 to Data from Star Trek, humans have been presented with the fictional dilemma of how we empathize with robots. Robots now infiltrate our lives, toys like Furbies or robot vacuum cleaners bring ...
New study reveals strategy for using free giveaways to maximize sales
New research from the University of Miami School of Business Administration offers marketers a strategy for how best to structure free giveaways with products in order to maximize sales.
LG's square-shaped robotic vacuums to entertain at CES 2013
LG Electronics will showcase its newest square robotic vacuum cleaner in a most creative fashion at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) from January 8-11 in Las Vegas.
Dyson patent shows wash-dry of hands from same fixture
Dyson alleges Bosch employed mole to steal secrets
(AP)—Vacuum powerhouse Dyson filed legal proceedings Wednesday against Bosch in Britain's High Court, accusing its German rival of having obtained corporate secrets through a mole within a high-security research and development ...
Scientists study how mid-level noise burstsmaffect the concentration of arithmetic-solving test subjects
Noise can be distracting, especially to a person trying to concentrate on a difficult task. Studying annoying noises helps architects design better building environments and policy makers choose effective noise regulations. ...
Dyson engineers labor toward hair-free turbine solution (w/ Video)
Top electronics fair embraces 'grey' gizmos
High-tech gadgets to make the lives of senior citizens simpler, safer and more fun are in the spotlight at the world's top showcase for consumer electronics and home appliances.
Dutch 'Repair Cafe' give trash a new lease of life
A broken-down vacuum cleaner, an old bicycle, a torn shirt ... almost nothing is impossible to fix for a group of crafty Dutch volunteers dedicated to giving potential trash a second lease of life.
Older, cheaper vacuum cleaners release more bacteria and dust: study
Some vacuum cleaners those basic tools for maintaining a clean indoor environment in homes and offices actually contribute to indoor air pollution by releasing into the air bacteria and dust ...