TV sound system for the hard of hearing
Families often watch TV together, but what happens when one member has hearing difficulties? Usually the result is a compromise on listening volume that doesn't really satisfy anyone.
US military looks for the elusive mothership
It's a Hollywood sci-fi fantasy that has long eluded the Pentagon: a flying "mothership" that launches smaller aircraft.
Professor proposes alternative to 'Turing Test'
(Phys.org) —A Georgia Tech professor is offering an alternative to the celebrated "Turing Test" to determine whether a machine or computer program exhibits human-level intelligence. The Turing Test - originally ...
Are electric cars greener? Depends on where you live
Long thought a thing of the future, electric cars are becoming mainstream. Sales in the United States of plug-in, electric vehicles nearly doubled last year. Credible forecasts see the number rising within ...
Faradair team determined to make hybrid BEHA fly
Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay
Apple CEO Tim Cook's declaration that he's "proud to be gay" wasn't exactly news in Silicon Valley, where his sexual orientation was no secret. But advocates say that given Apple's immense reach and visibility, ...
Drone in flight test learns on the fly with special chip
Toyota to start sales of fuel cell car next month
There will only be a few hundred, and they won't be cheap, but Toyota is about to take its first small step into the unproven market for emissions-free, hydrogen-powered vehicles.
Nanodot team aims to charge phones in less than a minute
Researchers develop a new two-stroke engine, notable for its low consumption and low level of pollutant emissions
Researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de València have participated in the development of a new two-stroke engine, notable for its low consumption and low level of pollutant emissions. This engine ...
Form Devices team designs Point as a house sitter
Calculating encryption schemes' theoretical security guarantees eases comparison, improvement
Most modern cryptographic schemes rely on computational complexity for their security. In principle, they can be cracked, but that would take a prohibitively long time, even with enormous computational resources.
Contactless cards fail to recognise foreign currency
A flaw in Visa's contactless credit cards means they will approve unlimited cash transactions without a PIN when the amount is requested in a foreign currency.