Amazon says US too late on drone rules
Online giant Amazon told Congress on Tuesday the US government is lagging in implementing rules for commercial drones, making it hard to make plans for its quick delivery system by air.
When the road salt seeps, sometimes the manhole covers fly
Call it another form of March Madness: Not flying basketballs, but flying manhole covers.
Computer student on gesture control: Start experimenting
Solar beam collectors, key to enhancing solar power
New technologies could soon bring more effective ways of harvesting solar power. That is the case with small size concentrated solar power, or CSP. It is a relatively new technology compared to the more mature photovoltaic ...
Review: Helios Smart battery has charging options, including the sun
I love options. Most of us are familiar with external batteries that can be used to charge up a cellphone or tablet when a plug is not handy. I have several, and most of them get their power by plugging into ...
Judge OKs punitive damages in California gender bias case
A California trial judge ruled Saturday that a woman suing a Silicon Valley venture capital firm in a high-profile gender bias case may seek punitive damages that could add tens of millions of dollars to the $16 million in ...
Pins and needles for Apple Watch app makers
Developer Curtis Herbert worries that a winter's worth of work on an Apple Watch app will come to nothing.
Engineering a multipurpose, environmentally friendly dam
Researchers in the Philippines are using green engineering to develop a low-cost dam that aims to prevent flooding, generate electricity, and help end food and water shortages.
Cooperative software framework helps tame "too big" data
Furthering work involving the Graph Engine for Multithreaded Systems, or GEMS, a multilayer software framework for querying graph databases developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, scientists from ...
Robot revolution will change world of work
Robots will fundamentally change the shape of the workforce in the next decade but many industries will still need a human touch, a QUT Future of Work Conference has heard.
Artificial hand able to respond sensitively thanks to muscles made from smart metal wires
Engineers at Saarland University have taken a leaf out of nature's book by equipping an artificial hand with muscles made from shape-memory wire. The new technology enables the fabrication of flexible and ...
NTU develops mobile app to help the university reduce its energy usage
Feeling too cold? With just a few taps on Nanyang Technological University's (NTU) new mobile app, the central air-conditioning temperature settings could be adjusted, helping the university save on its energy ...
A promised 'right' to fast internet rings hollow for millions stuck with 20th-century speeds
In response to the government's recent declarations that internet speeds of 100Mb/s should be available to "nearly all homes" in the UK, a great many might suggest that this is easier said than done. It w ...
Floor washing robots revolutionising cleaning for big businesses
Floor washing robots could soon be used to clean large industrial and commercial premises, following a European research collaboration totalling 4.2 million Euros.