Boeing, a company better known for their airplanes than their spacecraft, unveiled a test version of their next-generation space capsule called the CST-100. Keeping simplicity in mind, the craft is designed for easier control and is a reflection of modern technology.
What should have taken public-money fueled organizations like the FCC no time to find out, took a team of five 9th graders from Denmark a simple 12-day experiment to assert. Radiation from Wi-Fi access points can stunt growth of common garden plants.
Heard about Folding@Home for desktops/laptops? Well, BIONIC is a new app that works along the same lines, just that it harnesses the processing power of your Android Smartphones and donates it to Science, making your phone a portable Folding@Home equivalent.
Network congestion has always been an issue and engineers have steadily been improving the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) algorithms to be more effective at handling the congestion. MIT have devised a computer system to write the algorithms itself.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will be hosting a Google+ "Hangout" with several panelists from several NASA centers on Tuesday July 23rd, 2013. The panelist will be talking about NASA's upcoming, unmanned hurricane research flights.
Four months ago when Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his crew at Bezos Expeditions went artifact hunting on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, they knew they had found major components from two fired F-1 rocket engines. Now they have positively identified them.
Most people think of the Kinect as a device that is mostly only useful for waving your hands around when trying to get a game to do something, but the researchers at Microsoft Research Asia are using the device to give deaf people sign language access to computers.
In a recent press release, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that a new moon was discovered orbiting around the planet of Neptune. The moon is approximately twelve miles in diameter making it the smallest for Neptune
In a effort to ensure that an important historical landmark is protected, and that the artifacts it contains are preserved, two United States House of Representatives have introduced a bill that would make the Apollo lunar landing site a protected national park.
While it's not specifically mobile, gadget or gaming tech, electronic giant Sharp Corporation is setting its sights on releasing a wide range of consumer appliances that employ artificial intelligence to communicate with the user though verbal commands and speech.
In a recent press release, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that in collaboration with Aerojet Rocketdyne of West Palm Beach, Florida, they have completed testing a rocket engine injector make using a 3D printer.
Biometrics, the use of unique, distinguishable differences in out physical make-up to identify who we are, has been around for a long time. Fingerprints, full palm scanning, iris scanning and voice recognition are some of the ways. A team in India found another.
Creating software that would allow programmers, or your average two-finger typist who wants to create the next million selling app, to write in natural language instead of a special purpose coding language has had met with little success. MIT takes a step forward.
MIT researchers develop an optical switch that could pave the way to a new era in computing, doing away with electrical transistors and embracing optical computing, and potentially enable a new avenue for research and development in the area of quantum computing.
Cloud computing, making use of the computational capability of computers on the internet, offers a lot of promise to both large companies and small, but how secure is their data when it's in the cloud? Vulnerabilities exist and researchers are working on fixes.
The results of a recently conducted study by the University of Queensland in Australia on the relationship between violent video games and social behavior found no link between the two. Participants showed no decrease in pro-social tendencies and behavior.
Two young, computer science researchers at Microsoft Research India are taking on a very ambitious project. They want to bridge the digital divide between rural and urban areas in India so that people in remote villages can access information using IRV.
After their discovery back in 2011 and 2012 by a team observing the Pluto system with the Hubble Space Telescope, the two newly discovered moons, formerly called P4 and P5, have official names after suggestions and voting were handed over to the general public.
After spending a few months in a plaster cast after breaking his hand in what he calls a "heroic rescue" of a friend during a fight, a Victoria University of Wellington, NZ graduate figured there must be a better way. He is working on developing a 3D printed cast.
No one likes that feeling when they are comfortably working, or playing, on their computer and the electricity at their location suddenly vanishes. Power outages can affect anywhere from small areas to occurring as major blackouts. Researchers at MIT aim to help.