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 example, comprehensively ...

Cash may be king, but smartphones seek to rule at the register

Using your smartphone to make payments in shops or public transport should become more widespread this year, but its supremacy will depend on how successful retailers are in enticing people to keep their cards or cash in ...

Pilots set for first round-the-world solar flight

The first attempt to fly around the world in a plane using solar energy will be launched Monday in Abu Dhabi, its pilots said, in a landmark journey aimed at promoting green energy.

Using E-petals for making stretchable metal conductors

The research beat goes on in stretchable electronics. Scientists work on solutions for ultraflexible, stretchable, and wearable electronics and pursue advanced materials toward that end. Dr. Peter Harrop, chairman of market ...

Boom in journalist drone use flies into legal obstacles

Flying over the flaming barricades of the Maidan protests in Kiev, the camps of Auschwitz or hurtling down a ski slope—drones have become a vital tool for cameramen, but they are increasingly running into legal and practical ...

MH370 report: Underwater locator beacon battery had expired

The first comprehensive report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 revealed Sunday that the battery of the locator beacon for the plane's data recorder had expired more than a year before the jet vanished ...

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.