Self-cooling solar cells boost power, last longer
Scientists may have overcome one of the major hurdles in developing high-efficiency, long-lasting solar cells—keeping them cool, even in the blistering heat of the noonday Sun.
Squink personal factory aims to make circuit prototyping easy
Designing exascale computers
"Imagine a heart surgeon operating to repair a blocked coronary artery. Someday soon, the surgeon might run a detailed computer simulation of blood flowing through the patient's arteries, showing how millions ...
IBM's Watson advises US soldiers on life after service
IBM's Watson supercomputer is putting its real-world smarts to work helping US soldiers transition back to civilian lives.
Grammatical habits in written English reveal linguistic features of non-native speakers' languages
Computer scientists at MIT and Israel's Technion have discovered an unexpected source of information about the world's languages: the habits of native speakers of those languages when writing in English.
Apple gets smartwatch patent
A US patent made public on Tuesday bolstered rumors that Apple has designs on a smartwatch.
Nvidia launches tablet for on-the-go gamers
US computer chip maker Nvidia launched a high-performance tablet Tuesday aimed at gamers who want the convenience of a mobile device.
Share button may share your browsing history, too
One in 18 of the world's top 100,000 websites track users without their consent using a previously undetected cookie-like tracking mechanism embedded in 'share' buttons. A new study by researchers at KU Leuven ...
Engineers recall five-year planning for nation's largest federally owned wind project
Within the world of wind power, Kurt Myers and his engineering team are like Swiss Army knives in a silverware drawer. In his career as a wind energy systems expert, Myers has become a leading consultant ...
Angry Bitcoin investors demand answers at Tokyo creditors' meet
Bitcoin investors voiced anger Wednesday after the first creditors' meeting for failed Tokyo trading exchange MtGox, whose spectacular collapse hammered the digital currency's reputation and left a trail of unanswered questions.
Telerobotics puts robot power at your fingertips
At the Smart America Expo in Washington, D.C., in June, scientists showed off cyber-dogs and disaster drones, smart grids and smart healthcare systems, all intended to address some of the most pressing challenges ...
Minimising drag to maximise results
One of the most exciting parts of the Tour de France for spectators is the tactical vying for spots in the breakaway group at the front of the pack.
Wall Street Journal takes computers offline after hacking
The Wall Street Journal took some of its computers housing news graphics offline after they were hacked, publisher Dow Jones & Co said.
Google made failed bid for Spotify
Internet titan Google tried last year to buy streaming music service Spotify but backed off for reasons including a whopping price tag, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.