NIST test house exceeds goal; ends year with energy to spare
The net-zero energy test house at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in suburban Washington, D.C., not only absorbed winter's best shot, it came out on top, reaching its one-year anniversary ...
JIBO robot could become part of the family
Student develops filter for clean water around the world
Roughly 780 million people around the world have no access to clean drinking water. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 3.4 million people die from water-related diseases every year. ETH student Jeremy Nussbaumer ...
Pumping efficiency into electrical motors
(Phys.org) —University of Adelaide researchers are using new magnetic materials to develop revolutionary electrical motors and generators which promise significant energy savings.
IBM's Watson advises US soldiers on life after service
IBM's Watson supercomputer is putting its real-world smarts to work helping US soldiers transition back to civilian lives.
Phantom tech firm worth billions, inexplicably
It has no assets, no revenues and no business plan to speak of. But a company called Cynk Technology has seen its value soar as high as $4.7 billion.
Robots are designed to take a hike with walking poles
Helsinki to test mobility system with mesh of transport
Share button may share your browsing history, too
One in 18 of the world's top 100,000 websites track users without their consent using a previously undetected cookie-like tracking mechanism embedded in 'share' buttons. A new study by researchers at KU Leuven ...
Device captures energy from walking to recharge wireless gadgets
By the end of 2014, Earth will be home to more mobile electronic devices than people. Smartphones, tablets, e-readers, not to mention wearable health and fitness trackers, smart glasses and navigation devices—today's ...
MicroCHIPS develops contraceptive implant
'Take your clothes off, be like me!' says wise-cracking robot
A wise-cracking humanoid robot called Pepper whose makers claim can read people's emotions was unveiled in Tokyo last month.
New algorithm identifies data subsets that will yield the most reliable predictions
Much artificial-intelligence research addresses the problem of making predictions based on large data sets. An obvious example is the recommendation engines at retail sites like Amazon and Netflix.
Architecture and urban design students helped create a fully functional microhouse built using 3-D printing technology
(Phys.org) —A bed. A kitchen. A place for lounging and watching television. Full bathroom. Storage space. Those are typical minimum requirements for a person's apartment. Now imagine all of that packed ...