Robots recognize humans in disaster environments
Through a computational algorithm, a team of researchers from the University of Guadalajara (UDG) in Mexico, developed a neural network that allows a small robot to detect different patterns, such as images, ...
Outbreak in Africa reveals a need for the contributions of engineers to global health
As Ebola continues to pose national and international risks, a role is envisioned for engineers, who are being called on to design devices and processes to help protect against the virus.
Voice search: Google has numbers on who, why, where
When emotions control objects
Dimming a light, immersive playing on a computer, and tracking yoga exercises in real time – sensors developed by SmartCardia use various vital signs to transmit data to a host of everyday objects.
Outside the cities and towns, rural Britain's internet is firmly stuck in the 20th century
The quality of rural internet access in the UK, or lack of it, has long been a bone of contention. The government says "fast, reliable broadband" is essential, but the disparity between urban and rural areas is large and gr ...
Strong iPhone 6 demand boosts Taiwan export orders
Booming shipments of the iPhone 6 helped Taiwan's export orders jump 12.7 percent in September year-on-year to a record $43.3 billion, the government said Monday.
IBM to pay $1.5B to shed its costly chip division
IBM will pay $1.5 billion to Globalfoundries in order to shed its costly chip division.
Samsung achieves Wi-Fi data travel feats for 60GHZ band
Stanford scientists create a 'smart' lithium-ion battery that warns of fire hazard
Stanford University scientists have developed a "smart" lithium-ion battery that gives ample warning before it overheats and bursts into flames.
First-of-a-kind supercritical CO2 turbine
Toshiba Corporation today announced that it will supply a first-of-a-kind supercritical CO2 turbine to a demonstration plant being built in Texas, USA. The plant will be developed by NET Power, LLC, a U.S. venture, together w ...
Air Umbrella R&D evolves as shield from pelting rain
Thinner iPads, sharper iMacs in Apple's lineup (Update)
(AP)—Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. The company also released an update to its Mac operating ...
Is sending shoppers ads by Bluetooth just a bit creepy?
Using Bluetooth wireless networking to send information to nearby smartphones, beacon technology could transform how retailers engage with their customers. But customers will notice how their information is ...
Follow the leader: Insects benefit from good leadership too
Scientists have shown for the first time that when insect larvae follow a leader to forage for food, both leaders and followers benefit, growing much faster than if they are in a group of only leaders or ...