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Jaguar Land Rover has sights on eye-tracking wiper

An eye-tracking wiper is a vision that has developed into a patent. The patent applicant is Jaguar Land Rover. This would be an eye-tracking system not to catch drivers dozing off but to help enhance safety ...

Most innovations are rephrasings of past techs

Most new patents are combinations of existing ideas and pretty much always have been, even as the stream of fundamentally new core technologies has slowed, according to a new paper in the Journal of the Ro ...

Fonkraft modular smartphone makes crowdfunding debut

Many smartphone ads start their promotions stating their distinctive looks and novel features but save the phone's battery life stats for last. Fonkraft's video abandons the formula and rushes to the point.

Self-driving cars will need people, too

Self-driving cars are expected to revolutionize the automobile industry. Rapid advances have led to working prototypes faster than most people expected. The anticipated benefits of this emerging technology ...

Taking the hassle out of parking

It's a pain we all know: trying finding a parking spot in a crowded lot, from shopping centers to medical complexes to the airport. A Rice University team of senior electrical and computer engineers designed ...

Startup marries digital, physical worlds

A startup business that wants to link the realm of physical objects to the digital world of the Internet is basing its future on low-cost, highly engineered, one-of-a-kind plastic stamps.

Ears, grips and fists take on mobile phone user ID

A research project has been under way to explore a biometric authentication system dubbed Bodyprint, with interesting test results. Bodyprint has been designed to detect users' biometric features using the ...

Zensors: Making sense with live question feeds

Getting answers to what you really want to ask, beyond if the door is open or shut, could be rather easy. A video on YouTube demonstrates something called Zensors. Started at Carnegie Mellon last year and ...

Self-folding robot walks, swims, climbs, dissolves
Drug boosts long-term survival after breast cancer
'Ebola will return', veteran scientist warns
California beaches reopen after goo cleanup
New 'designer carbon' boosts battery performance
Insect mating behavior has lessons for drones
Outpatient uterine polypectomy more cost-effective
Rapamune approved for rare lung disease
FDA warns of complications from facial fillers
Catheterization increasing for seniors with STEMI

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