Engineers build 50 gigapixel camera
By synchronizing 98 tiny cameras in a single device, electrical engineers from Duke University and the University of Arizona have developed a prototype camera that can create images with unprecedented detail.
A charging solution for delivery drones: Take after our feathered friends?
Amazon's plan to unleash a wave of "delivery drones" has occasionally been criticized as a pie-in-the-sky idea (literally, if they start shipping baked goods).
BotObjects announces first full color 3D printer— ProDesk3D
New approach assembles big structures from small interlocking pieces
MIT researchers have developed a lightweight structure whose tiny blocks can be snapped together much like the bricks of a child's construction toy. The new material, the researchers say, could revolutionize ...
Tiny UAVs and hummingbirds are put to test
Stanford Lab developing new kinds of robot aircraft (w/ Video)
The walls have ears: Princeton researchers develop walls that can listen, and talk
(Phys.org) —Using a modern twist on a technology developed in the 1920s, researchers at Princeton University have embedded ultrathin radios directly on plastic sheets, which can be applied to walls and ...
Gigapixel camera that takes high-resolution snapshots of entire body could be simple new tool for cancer screening
Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer type in the United States, and it's also the deadliest form of skin cancer, causing more than 75 percent of skin-cancer deaths. If caught early enough though, it is ...
Adding a '3D print' button to animation software
(Phys.org) -- Watch out, Barbie: omnivorous beasts are assembling in a 3D printer near you.
Tailored 'activity coaching' by smartphone
Today's smartphone user can obtain a lot of data about his or her health, thanks to built-in or separate sensors. Researcher Harm op den Akker of the University of Twente (CTIT Institute) now takes this health ...
'Buckliball' opens new avenue in design of foldable engineering structures (w/ video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Motivated by the desire to determine the simplest 3-D structure that could take advantage of mechanical instability to collapse reversibly, a group of engineers at MIT and Harvard University ...
First rifle constructed from printed 3D parts by gun enthusiast in Canada (w/ Video)
3D printing used as a tool to explain theoretical physics
Students may soon be able to reach out and touch some of the theoretical concepts they are taught in their physics classes thanks to a novel idea devised by a group of researchers from Imperial College London.
Engineers build, test earthquake-resistant house (w/ Video)
Stanford engineers have built and tested an earthquake-resistant house that stayed staunchly upright even as it shook at three times the intensity of the destructive 1989 Loma Prieta temblor 25 years ago.