Japan's NEC rolls out counterfeit spotting technology
Japan's NEC on Monday unveiled a technology that sniffs out even the most convincing counterfeits by reading microscopic patterns on everything from a luxury purse to a metal bolt.
Smart battery for smoke alarms takes retrofit approach
Sonar-assisted human navigation
When a biologist who studies bats and a computer scientist cross paths, amazingly cool things can happen.
Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors
Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon.
Toward a networked energy future
February 1, 2050, is a good day for German electricity consumers. The breeze off the north coast is blowing so strongly that offshore wind farms and the wind turbines on land are running non-stop. Since it's ...
UK rolls out eLoran as GPS backup for safe navigation
Next for DARPA: 'Autocomplete' for programmers
Writing computer programs could become as easy as searching the Internet. A Rice University-led team of software experts has launched an $11 million effort to create a sophisticated tool called PLINY that ...
Lean times ahead: Preparing for an energy-constrained future
Some time this century, the era of cheap and abundant energy will end, and Western industrial civilization will likely begin a long, slow descent toward a resource-limited future characterized by "involuntary simplicity."
The iBox Nano 3D resin printer offers precision at low price
Pilot hydrogen storage and production facility offers glimpse into the fueling stations of the future
The pilot hydrogen storage and production facility that EPFL has built in Martigny (VS) had a public open house yesterday. It was an opportunity to get a glimpse into the fueling stations of the future.
US village is cell phone free and loving it
In this rural speck of hyper-connected America, it's easier to hear a cow moo than a cell phone ring. That's because Green Bank is home to the world's most sensitive radio telescope, a device that catches the birth and death ...
Nations want to be the ruler of the internet – at least within their own borders
While there is only one world power on the internet, that situation will not last forever. The internet's underpinning technologies were mostly created in the US, the initial networks were based there – ...
A medical lab for the home
Fraunhofer FIT demonstrates a mobile wireless system that monitors the health of elderly people in their own homes, using miniature sensors. Besides non-invasive sensors this platform integrates technology ...
Experts identify easy way to improve smartphone security
What information is beaming from your mobile phone over various computer networks this very second without you being aware of it?