3-D printing set to break out of niche
Some of the oddest items on display this week at the International CES gadget show were edible, origami-like sculptures made of sugar, their shapes so convoluted as to baffle the eye.
Wireless devices go battery-free with new communication technique
(Phys.org) —We might be one step closer to an Internet-of-things reality. University of Washington engineers have created a new wireless communication system that allows devices to interact with each other ...
Cochlear implants—with no exterior hardware
Cochlear implants—medical devices that electrically stimulate the auditory nerve—have granted at least limited hearing to hundreds of thousands of people worldwide who otherwise would be totally deaf. ...
Oil-based color pixels could let you watch videos on e-paper
SensaBubble: It's a bubble, but not as we know it (w/ video)
Multi-sensory technology that creates soap bubbles, which can have images projected onto them or when the bubbles are burst release a scent, will be unveiled at an international conference later this month.
A new twist makes for better steel
In steelmaking, two desirable qualities—strength and ductility—vary indirectly: Stronger steel is less ductile, and more ductile steel is not as strong. Engineers at Brown University, three Chinese universities, ...
Oulu team explores magnetic communication for smartphones
Researchers develop technique to remotely control cockroaches (w/ Video)
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique that uses an electronic interface to remotely control, or steer, cockroaches.
Credit card-sized device could analyze biopsy, help diagnose pancreatic cancer in minutes
(Phys.org) —Pancreatic cancer is a particularly devastating disease. At least 94 percent of patients will die within five years, and in 2013 it was ranked as one of the top 10 deadliest cancers.