Researchers inspired by marine life to design camouflage systems (w/ Video)
It could be a fun party trick – put your cell phone down on a table and watch it fade into the woodwork – or part of a lifesaving technology used by industry or the military.
Omni3D's big idea: Wind turbines in backpacks
New optical frequency comb has record low laser relative intensity noise
An optical frequency comb that has record low laser relative intensity noise and in which the carrier envelope offset frequency has been stabilised to very low level, has been demonstrated by researchers ...
Straight to the heart
A battery-less, wirelessly-powered implantable defibrillator for atrial fibrillation is being developed by an international team of researchers in the UK, Venezuela and the US. With the ability to sense the ...
Drones are fun toys until you get hit in the face by one
Mini drones are not yet appearing in our skies on a daily basis but they certainly are a rapidly growing trend. People can and do get hurt so we really need to help amateur pilots learn how to fly their new ...
Kateeva coating could finally give us bendable displays
Student's six-foot water and solar-powered lens purifies polluted water
(Phys.org) —Water may appear to be an abundant resource, but in some parts of the world clean water is hard to come by.
Wireless sensors and flying robots: A way to monitor deteriorating bridges
As a report from the Obama administration warns that one in four bridges in the United States needs significant repair or cannot handle automobile traffic, Tufts University engineers are employing wireless sensors and flying ...
Virginia Tech unmanned aircraft test site 'fully operational,' FAA says
The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership's Unmanned Aircraft Systems test site program is fully operational and ready to conduct research vital to integrate unmanned aircraft into the nation's airspace, Federal ...
Microsoft Research turns 2D camera into depth sensor
Pocket-size data recorder
A very compact device from Siemens is simplifying common sound and vibration measurements in industry. Until now, acceleration sensors and microphones have been attached to box-shaped devices connected to a computer. By contrast, ...
Reliable WLAN in a red-hot environment
A robust wireless technology from Siemens is being used to help manufacture massive steel components. In one of the most modern open-die forges in the world, a facility owned by Saarschmiede GmbH, turbine ...
Wind researchers release findings on failed shelter door hit by Arkansas tornado
When building an above-ground storm shelter, or any shelter for that matter, make sure building materials are rated to withstand high tornadic winds and the onslaught of debris those winds can bring.
Lithium-based neutron detector named among Top 100 technologies of the year
Kansas State University engineers have developed a lithium-based neutron detector that is being recognized as one of the year's Top 100 newly developed technologies.