Origami robot made almost entirely of printable parts folds itself up, crawls away (w/ Video)
For years, a team of researchers at MIT and Harvard University has been working on origami robots—reconfigurable robots that would be able to fold themselves into arbitrary shapes.
We need new laws to govern cyberwarfare
President Bush is reported to have said: "When I take action, I'm not going to fire a US$2m missile at a US$10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It's going to be decisive." As the quote suggests, when ...
Tests find Rossi's E-Cat has an energy density at least 10 times higher than any conventional energy source
Razor-sharp TV pictures
The future of movie, sports and concert broadcasting lies in 4K definition, which will bring cinema quality TV viewing into people's homes. 4K Ultra HD has four times as many pixels as today's Full HD. And ...
Algorithm recovers speech from vibrations of potato-chip bag filmed through soundproof glass
Researchers at MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe have developed an algorithm that can reconstruct an audio signal by analyzing minute vibrations of objects depicted in video. In one set of experiments, they were ...
Music site SoundCloud to start paying artists
SoundCloud said Thursday that it will start paying artists and record companies whose music is played on the popular streaming site, a move that will bring it in line with competitors such as YouTube and Spotify.
Molten-air battery's storage capacity among the highest of any battery type
Self-charging battery gets boost from nanocomposite film
Facebook awards 'Internet Defense Prize'
Facebook awarded a $50,000 Internet Defense Prize to a pair of German researchers with a seemingly viable approach to detecting vulnerabilities in Web applications.
Spatial order increases cooperation in quantum prisoner's dilemma game
Image: Testing electric propulsion
On Aug. 19, National Aviation Day, a lot of people are reflecting on how far aviation has come in the last century. Could this be the future – a plane with many electric motors that can hover like a helicopter ...
Smartphone-loss anxiety disorder
The smart phone has changed our behavior, sometimes for the better as we are now able to connect and engage with many more people than ever before, sometimes for the worse in that we may have become over-reliant on the connectivity ...
Giant tablets aimed at families
Costing a little more than an iPad but standing more than twice as tall, a new pair of giant tablets wants families to share cozier group experiences with technology.
For secure software: X-rays instead of passport control
Trust is good, control is better. This also applies to the security of computer programs. Instead of trusting "identification documents" in the form of certificates, JOANA, the new software analysis tool, examines the source ...