People who suffer from paralysis are confronted with many situations in which they need a helping hand.
Virginia Tech Tackles Head Injuries Using Wireless
The Virginia Tech football team has joined with Simbex to measure head injuries and develop a wireless telemetry system that fits inside a football helmet.
Voters confused by e-voting technologies
A study led by the University of Maryland suggested that electronic U.S. voting technologies are efficient but too many voters ask for help too often.
No left turn: 'Superstreet' traffic design improves travel time, safety
The so-called "superstreet" traffic design results in significantly faster travel times, and leads to a drastic reduction in automobile collisions and injuries, according to North Carolina State University ...
Bhutan, world's last TV holdout, now at tech vanguard, PM says
It was the world's last hold-out against television and is regarded by travellers as a Himalayan Shangri-La.
Simple insulation could combat heat, cold and noise
Around the world, an estimated one billion people--mostly in rural villages and the shanty towns surrounding developing-world cities--live in houses whose roofs are nothing more than thin sheets of corrugated ...
UK codebreakers stumped by WWII pigeon message
British intelligence officials are baffled by a secret World War II message that was discovered on the leg of a dead pigeon, they admitted on Friday.
ATM hack promises teller machine jackpot
Computer security researchers are heading to Las Vegas with a software hack that gets bank teller machines to spew out cash jackpots.
Caravaggio used photographic techniques: researcher
Italian Renaissance painter Caravaggio used revolutionary optical instruments to "photograph" his models more than 200 years before the invention of the camera, according to a researcher in Florence.
Study suggests human visual system could make powerful computer
Since the idea of using DNA to create faster, smaller, and more powerful computers originated in 1994, scientists have been scrambling to develop successful ways to use genetic code for computation. Now, new ...
Insect larvae turn pan-ready with home appliance Farm 432
Urea tanks on diesel trucks -- that's the law in the United States starting in 2010
Urea tanks will be standard equipment for most new diesel trucks, buses, cars, and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) manufactured in the United States after Jan. 1, 2010. An automotive grade of urea will be injected ...
Technology could enable computers to 'read the minds' of users
Tufts University researchers are developing techniques that could allow computers to respond to users’ thoughts of frustration — too much work — or boredom—too little work. Applying non-invasive and easily portable ...
FTC settles complaint over hacked security cameras
The government is settling with the marketer of Internet-connected home security cameras after feeds from consumers' homes—video from baby monitors and home security systems—were posted online for public view.