MIT engineers have high hopes for cheetah robot
It's a robot unlike any other, inspired by the world's fastest land animal and controlled by video game technology.
The technological path to Mars
Can the just-flown Orion spacecraft truly get us to Mars? NASA has been portraying the mission as part of the roadmap to the Red Planet, but there are observers who say a human landing mission is an unrealistic ...
Tone mapping technique creates 'hyper-real' look
A new image processing technique developed by Disney Research Zurich could make high dynamic range (HDR) video look better when shown on consumer-quality displays by preserving much of the rich visual detail ...
Egocentric videos: Finding clues to user identity
New Minecraft modding software revolutionizes the way we teach kids coding
A new e-learning software, developed by San Diego education start-up ThoughtSTEM, teaches K-12 students how to code by allowing them to write mods ("modifications") to the popular video game, Minecraft. The ...
Prank 'spider dog' video most shared YouTube item
A prankster video depicting a dog disguised as a giant spider was the most-shared item on the Google-owned YouTube platform in 2014.
'Dragon Age' tops AP critics' best games of 2014
The top 10 video games of 2014, according to Lou Kesten:
Where to watch 'The Interview' online
You don't need to leave your house to watch "The Interview." Sony Pictures released the comedy on digital platforms Wednesday.
Researchers use X-ray video of guineafowl walking through poppy seeds to create a 3-D model of how tracks get made
How to take photos of Earth while whizzing past at 17,000 MPH
When you're flying above Earth in a spaceship or space station, taking a clear picture below is more than a point-and-shoot job. As NASA astronaut Don Pettit explains in this video, you need to account for ...
Pluto.TV offers curated online videos as alternative to YouTube, TV
Ilya Pozin's 2-year-old daughter wasn't about to abandon daddy's comfortable lap. But Pozin had to manage his successful e-cards company, so he'd entertain Paisley in his home office by playing cartoons and educational videos ...
Drone helps conservation group with the threatened sandhill crane
Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! Actually, it's tens of thousands of birds and a single drone, an unmanned flying machine with a wingspan the size of an extra-large pizza. And on a recent afternoon, while the ...
Video games have cultural cachet – so recognise their place in society and history
The UK's video games industry body Tiga has called for the products to be treated like other creative industries such as television or film, rather than mere "software". ...
Atari's 'E.T.' game joins Smithsonian collection
One of the "E.T." Atari game cartridges unearthed this year from a heap of garbage buried deep in the New Mexico desert has been added to the video game history collection at the Smithsonian.