Professor makes the case for Supercool Metals (w/ Video)
Someday, digital citizens around the world may have a Yale professor to thank for the supercool, extra-durable case protecting their smartphones.
Sun-powered desalination for villages in India
Around the world, there is more salty groundwater than fresh, drinkable groundwater. For example, 60 percent of India is underlain by salty water—and much of that area is not served by an electric grid ...
Buddhist singing bowls inspire new tandem solar cell design
The shape of a centuries-old Buddhist singing bowl has inspired a Canberra scientist to re-think the way that solar cells are designed to maximize their efficiency.
Bringing gesture-control technology from Hollywood to corporate conference rooms
When you imagine the future of gesture-control interfaces, you might think of the popular science-fiction films "Minority Report" (2002) or "Iron Man" (2008). In those films, the protagonists use their hands ...
GM to offer car that will almost drive itself (Update)
Cars that can talk to each other and almost drive themselves at freeway speeds are just two years away from the showroom, according to General Motors executives.
Dyson vacuum's vision system knows where it's yet to clean
MIT ATLAS robot demo shows advanced moves (w/ Video)
Intel launches Core M family, targets 2-in-1 devices
Apple seeks old magic with new products
With its highly awaited product launch next week, Apple is aiming for a new "big thing" as the iconic gadget-maker finds itself under pressure over a celebrity photo theft scandal.
Alibaba seeks to raise up to $24.3B in IPO record
China's Alibaba Group is seeking to raise up to $24.3 billion in its upcoming IPO—an amount that would be the most raised by a company in a stock market debut.
Wearable clip tells parents, coach about head impact
Motorola puts smartwatch on sale, upgrades phones
Motorola kicked off sales of its new smartwatch Friday, in a series of product launches which could be the last before the Google-owned electronics firm is sold to China's Lenovo.
Apple ramps up iCloud defense against hackers
Apple is ramping up iCloud defenses in the aftermath of hackers swiping nude photos of celebrities from the online digital vault, the Wall Street Journal reported.
News media losing role as gatekeepers to new 'social mediators' on Twitter, study finds
The U.S. government is doing a better job of communicating on Twitter with people in sensitive areas like the Middle East and North Africa without the participation of media organizations, according to a ...