After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell (Update)
Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker.
Really smart cars are ready to take the wheel
Why waste your time looking for a place to park when your car can do it for you? An idea that was pure science fiction only a few years ago is becoming reality thanks to automatic robot cars.
New system could reduce data-transmission delays across server farms by 99.6 percent
Big websites usually maintain their own "data centers," banks of tens or even hundreds of thousands of servers, all passing data back and forth to field users' requests. Like any big, decentralized network, data centers are ...
70-foot-long, 52-ton concrete bridge survives series of simulated earthquakes (w/ Video)
A 70-foot-long, 52-ton concrete bridge survived a series of earthquakes in the first multiple-shake-table experiment in the University of Nevada, Reno's new Earthquake Engineering Lab, the newest addition ...
Neural networks that function like the human visual cortex may help realize faster, more reliable pattern recognition
Despite decades of research, scientists have yet to create an artificial neural network capable of rivaling the speed and accuracy of the human visual cortex. Now, Haizhou Li and Huajin Tang at the A*STAR ...
Can video streaming over mobile broadband networks be improved?
Due to the increase in smartphone video applications, mobile video traffic is rising significantly. New research has shown how videos can be better transmitted over wireless links such as Wi-Fi and 4G.
Mental-health monitoring goes mobile
Behavioral health analytics startup Ginger.io sees smartphones as "automated diaries" containing valuable insight into the mental well-being of people with mental illnesses.
Best-ever efficiency points to clean, green gas-diesel engine
(Phys.org) —The one-cylinder test engine in the basement of a University of Wisconsin-Madison lab is connected to a life-support system of pipes, tubes, ducts and cables. You might think that the engine ...
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Japanese androids take us closer to 'Blade Runner' future
A future in which it is difficult to tell man and machine apart could soon become reality, scientists say, after recent robotic breakthroughs in Japan.
Google+ abandons need to use real names
Google+ apologized Tuesday and stopped requiring people to use their real names while mingling in the online social network, as it looks to gain ground on market leader Facebook.
'Take your clothes off, be like me!' says wise-cracking robot
A wise-cracking humanoid robot called Pepper whose makers claim can read people's emotions was unveiled in Tokyo last month.
Mayer 'not satisfied' as Yahoo results disappoint (Update)
Yahoo on Tuesday reported quarterly earnings showing a revenue slump and prompting chief executive Marissa Mayer to declare "we are not satisfied."
Microsoft to pass Yahoo in ad revenues, says survey
Microsoft is expected to overtake Yahoo for the first time in digital advertising revenues, a research firm said Tuesday.