Engineering students use sound waves to put out fires
Ordinary paper and pencil used to create primitive sensor
Big browsers fall in Pwn2Own exploit competition
'Virtual nose' may reduce simulator sickness in video games
Virtual reality games often cause simulator sickness – inducing vertigo and sometimes nausea - but new research findings point to a potential strategy to ease the affliction.
Remote project a proof of concept for eco-friendly desalination
In the past water desalination has been identified with industrial-scale, energy hungry plants but researchers working at a remote Indigenous community In Western Australia have proved portable, solar-powered ...
Boeing gets patent for a shockwave attenuation system
Toyota rolls into TED with zippy new way to get around
Steve Gundrum was grinning on Thursday when he climbed out of a Toyota some might call a cross between a zippy scooter and an eco-friendly electric car.
Airships – the future of aviation?
Researchers from the University of Lincoln, UK, have completed a three year investigation into stratospheric passenger airships as part of a multi-national engineering project designed to provide a future ...
Chinese airline completes cooking oil fuel flight
A Chinese airline on Saturday completed the country's first commercial flight using biofuel, made from waste cooking oil, as the government seeks to promote greater environmental sustainability.
New process could make gallium arsenide cheaper for computer chips, solar cells
Computer chips, solar cells and other electronic devices have traditionally been based on silicon, the most famous of the semiconductors, that special class of materials whose unique electronic properties ...
Governments want to regulate bitcoin – is that even possible?
The UK government has shown its intention to regulate bitcoin and other digital currencies, drawing them into the realms of financial regulation applied to banks and other financial services. But bitcoin ...
USB-C connector featured on Apple's MacBook has fascinating promise
Get ready to replace your computer cables and buy some new adapters - the ports and plugs you use with your computers, tablets and smartphones are about to start changing.
System to automatically find a common type of programming bug significantly outperforms its predecessors
Integer overflows are one of the most common bugs in computer programs—not only causing programs to crash but, even worse, potentially offering points of attack for malicious hackers. Computer scientists have devised a ...
Gasoline use at lowest rate in three decades
Average fuel consumption by American drivers is at its lowest level in at least 30 years, says a University of Michigan researcher.