Zurich team's beach robot draws art in the sand
Instrument housing produced with 3-D printed mould
3D printing offers engineers various ways to construct hardware that simply could not be built in any other manner – such as this single-piece casing to house an optical instrument for Earth observations.
IBM study details the future of automotive industry
During the Automotive News World Congress this week, IBM revealed results of its new Automotive 2025 Global Study, outlining an industry ripe for disruptive changes that are breaking down borders of the automotive ecosystem. ...
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.
Decorative and flexible solar panels become part of interior design and the appearance of objects
VTT Technical Centre of Finland has developed and utilized a mass production method based on printing technologies allowing the manufacturing of decorative, organic solar panels. Design freedom improves the ...
CNN wins go-ahead to test drones for news coverage
CNN said Monday it has reached agreement with US aviation regulators to test drones for news gathering in the US, the network said.
Google turns smartphones into real-time translators
Google began turning smartphones into real-time language translators—of both written and spoken content.
Honda FCV Concept fuel-cell vehicle makes debut in Detroit
Massive chip design savings to be realized
IT researchers working at the University of Twente have developed a programming language making the massive costs associated with designing hardware more manageable. Chip manufacturers have been using the ...
Highlights from the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show
Here are 10 key highlights from the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, which wrapped up Friday in Las Vegas:
Neil Young brings high-res music player to the masses
Rock star Neil Young announced his high-resolution music player Pono to the general public after delivering some 20,000 devices to Kickstarter supporters.
Training the next generation of power engineers
Most people only think about the electricity that powers our homes and gadgets when it isn't there. When the power is humming, we tend to take it for granted. The trouble is, the network that delivers the ...
Research aims to improve lithium-based batteries
Research probing the complex science behind the formation of "dendrites" that cause lithium-ion batteries to fail could bring safer, longer-lasting batteries capable of being charged within minutes instead of hours.