Human-powered helicopter wins Sikorsky prize
A Canadian-built helicopter that is powered by a human riding a bicycle has become the first winner of a decades-old $250,000 engineering prize, the US awarder said Friday.
Researchers develop 3-D display with no ghosting for viewers without glasses
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, have developed a prototype for 3D+2D television that allows viewers with stereo glasses to see three-dimensional images, while viewers ...
Researchers use video game tech to steer roaches on autopilot (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —North Carolina State University researchers are using video game technology to remotely control cockroaches on autopilot, with a computer steering the cockroach through a controlled environment. ...
Ultra high-speed camera ball-tracker at Japan lab uses mirrors (w/ video)
Wi-Fi signals enable gesture recognition throughout entire home (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Forget to turn off the lights before leaving the apartment? No problem. Just raise your hand, finger-swipe the air, and your lights will power down. Want to change the song playing on your music ...
Researchers build curved insect-sized artificial compound eye (w/ video)
Meta glasses to place virtual reality worlds at fingertips (w/ Video)
MorePhone: Revolutionary shape-changing phone curls upon a call (w/ Video)
Researchers at Queen's University's Human Media Lab have developed a new smartphone – called MorePhone – which can morph its shape to give users a silent yet visual cue of an incoming phone call, text ...
Morphees: Shape-shifting mobile devices (w/ Video)
Prototype mobile devices that can change shape on-demand will be unveiled today and could lay down the foundation for creating high shape resolution devices of the future.