Mechanical motion rectifier leads to better energy harvesting
Dubai team creates virtual online tour of the Gulf boomtown
Armchair travelers can now take a virtual tour of Dubai skyscraper rooftops, glitzy hotel interiors and other sights in the Middle East's brashest city on their laptops or tablets.
New solar power material converts 90 percent of captured light into heat
A multidisciplinary engineering team at the University of California, San Diego developed a new nanoparticle-based material for concentrating solar power plants designed to absorb and convert to heat more ...
T-Mobile to offer new phone deals to people with bad credit
T-Mobile says it will offer deals on new smartphones to customers with bad or no credit, regardless of how they pay, and charge no interest.
Researchers revolutionize closed captioning
Snowplow tracking apps hold cities accountable for cleanup
As another storm flung snow at Chicago, Alexandra Clark wondered how she'd get to work. Like an increasing number of snowbound city dwellers, she had a ready tool at hand: an app that tracks hundreds of city snowplows in ...
Social robotics: Beyond the uncanny valley
Taiwan engineers defeat limits of flash memory
Applause triggers award for Meccanoid robot in Vegas
Spaun, the new human brain simulator, can carry out tasks (w/ video)
Arizona solar plant achieves six hours after sun goes down
GM's new electric could upstage Tesla—and its own Volt (Update 2)
With the introduction of an affordable electric car that can go 200 miles on a single charge, General Motors sets up a showdown with Tesla to sell an electric vehicle to the masses. It may also upstage a ...
Abu Dhabi fund offers $57 mn loans for clean energy
An Abu Dhabi fund said Sunday that it will provide $57 million worth of concessional loans for clean energy projects in five developing countries.
Key US military command's Twitter, YouTube sites hacked (Update)
Hackers claiming to work on behalf of Islamic State militants seized control of the Twitter and YouTube sites of the military's U.S. Central Command on Monday. The Pentagon swiftly suspended the sites and ...