New asymmetric ice-breaker ship to clear larger path by moving at an angle
PARC goes xerographic: Is that any way to make a computer?
Split-cycle engine now more efficient than traditional combustion engine (w/ Video)
Sensordrone: Sensor-app gateway device turns to Kickstarter (w/ Video)
Engineers create ultra-sensitive artificial skin
Drones used to assess damage after disasters
Researchers of the University of Twente use a new method to map structural damage after disasters. A remote-controlled drone with a regular high-quality camera takes a large amount of pictures of a building. ...
Telescopic contact lens could improve eyesight for the visually impaired
(Phys.org) —A team of engineers has designed a telescopic contact lens that can switch between normal and magnified vision by using slightly modified off-the-shelf 3D television glasses. The researchers, ...
Clever math could enable a high-quality 3-D camera for cellphones
When Microsofts Kinect -- a device that lets Xbox users control games with physical gestures -- hit the market, computer scientists immediately began hacking it. A black plastic bar about 11 inches wide ...
DARPA releases video of HTV-2 hypersonic glider flight
An unmanned glider streaks over the Pacific Ocean at 20 times the speed of sound in a video released Thursday by a U.S. defense research agency experimenting with technology that could give the military the ...
Wireless 'tooth tattoo' detects harmful bacteria
Using silk strands pulled from cocoons and gold wires thinner than a spider's web, researchers at Princeton University have created a removable tattoo that adheres to dental enamel and could eventually monitor ...
China tests 500 kilometers per hour train
New research could let vehicles, robots collaborate with humans
You get into your car and ask it to get you home in time for the start of the big game, stopping off at your favorite Chinese restaurant on the way to grab some takeout.
Multiview 3-D photography made simple
Computational photography is the use of clever light-gathering tricks and sophisticated algorithms to extract more information from the visual environment than traditional cameras can.