Engineers study the benefits of adding a second, smaller rotor to wind turbines
Hui Hu picked up a 3-D printed model of a typical wind turbine and began explaining two problems with the big, tall, three-bladed machines.
Will Oppo come out with a fast-charging smartwatch?
Apple's next big thing aims for wrists (Update 2)
Apple aims to have its smart watch on wrists in China, the US and beyond in April, and ignite its first new gadget category since the debut of the iPad.
Patented process builds better semiconductors, improves electronic devices
Through a surprise research discovery, a Kansas State University chemical engineer has found the icing on the cake for electronic devices.
Light that adapts to your needs through the eye of a camera
EPFL researchers have developed a camera that sees like the human eye, providing clues about the sensation of visual comfort. The instrument could optimize natural and artificial lighting to constantly adapt ...
Solar-powered plane takes off in first round-the-world attempt
The first attempt to fly around the world in a plane using only solar power launched Monday in Abu Dhabi in a landmark journey aimed at promoting green energy that will test its pilots' endurance to the limits.
New sensor array changes the data collection game
As urban populations increase, so too does the complexity involved in maintaining basic services like clean water and emergency services. But one of the biggest barriers to making cities "smarter"—for ...
Apple takes leap into new territory with smartwatch
Apple's hotly-anticipated smartwatch is expected to debut Monday as the trend-setting firm sets out to make stylish wrist-worn computers must-have accessories for modern lifestyles.
Google gearing Android for virtual reality
Internet giant Google is making a version of its Android operating system to power virtual reality apps, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Solar plane revs up for historic round-the-world flight
A solar powered plane aims to fly into history on Monday, taking off from Abu Dhabi on a round-the-world odyssey to promote alternative energy.
App, beacons guide travel on underground for vision-impaired
As hacking grows, biometric security gains momentum
With hackers seemingly running rampant online and millions of users compromised, efforts for stronger online identity protection—mainly using biometrics—are gaining momentum.
US charges filed in largest Internet breach on record
US authorities Friday unveiled charges against two Vietnamese nationals and one Canadian in connection with a computer fraud scheme to steal more than one billion email addresses.
Low-impact hub generates electrical current from pure plant power
Green wall technology and semi-transparent solar panels have been combined to generate electrical current from a renewable source of energy both day and night.